1975 Chevrolet Caprice The Original Gas Monkey Rally Car Fast N loud 163mph!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: G80
- SubModel: Gas Monkey Garage
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Caprice Classic
- Year: 1975
- Mileage: 21,877
- VIN: 1N69H5S164686
- Color: Green
- Engine size: LQ9 6.0 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
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1975 Chevrolet G80 Caprice Classic1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Gas Monkey Rally Car Description
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Gas Monkey Rally CarFeatured in this seasons finale of Fast Nâ€™ Loud! (and many other past episodes) Competed in the Bullrun Rally in 2008 and the Gumball 3000 rally in 2009 Modified by Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage fame Richard and Aaron were clocked at a top speed of 163 mph in this Caprice! Two owner car and mileage is believed to be original Mostly original Medium Green exterior (code 44) with black rally Gas Monkey graphics and Green interior (code 44B) 6.0L LQ9 VortecMAX V-8 engine from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade 4L65-E four-speed electronic transmission and a 9-inch rear end from same Escalade Uprated four-wheel disc brakes Extremely loud exhaust exceeded in volume only by the carâ€™s horn, donated from a train locomotive Tinted windows and tinted sunroof Cobra CB radio and dual Firestik antennas and JVC navigation system Fog lights and Hella lights on roof rack and front bumper Sold on a clean Texas title with Richard Rawlings as owner
After reading about the Bullrun and Gumball 3000 rallies, have you ever wanted to own a rally car that makes a bold, unique exclamation point? Nowâ€™s your chance! At MotoeXotica Classic Cars, we are very proud to present the one and only 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic that is the original Gas Monkey Rally Car, enhanced by Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas in the late 2000â€™s to compete in the Bullrun and the Gumball. This was before Richardâ€™s show Fast Nâ€™ Loud became the most popular car show in the world!
Rawlings and his â€œMonkeysâ€ star in Discovery Channelâ€™s â€œFast â€˜n Loudâ€ series. The particular Caprice is the same one Gas Monkey Garageâ€™s Richard Rawlings and master builder Aaron Kaufman modified and raced in the Gumball 3000 and Bullrun rallies in 2009 and in 2008, irrespectively. In one of the rallies, the car was clocked at a top speed of 163 mph!
If there is one car that best represents the original start of Gas Monkey Garage into the mainstream, this is it!!!
Before the rallies, in 2007 Richard took out the original 350 CID V-8 and first time around installed a built big block Cadillac 500ci engine but sometime after 2007 they decided to go even further and do something that no one else had done before and installed a modern LQ9 6.0-liter V-8 from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade engine with upgraded Corvette brakes and a GM 4L65-E transmission replaced the stock three-gear Turbo Hydramatic unit. This car was made in June 1975 right here at GMâ€™s St. Louis, Missouri factory. Now its back in St. Louis direct from Gas Monkey Headquarters in Dallas Texas.
The stock Medium Green (code 44) original paint and trim with black Gas Monkey rally graphics are in overall good condition with the sorts of scrapes and scars youâ€™d expect a rally car to wear. The carâ€™s tinted windows are in overall very good condition, with no major cracks or chips. The carâ€™s stock lights and fog lights perched over the front bumper look good and are haze-free. This Caprice rolls on Toyo A/T Open Country tires, size 31Ã—10.50R15 at all four corners. As a rally car, there are no wheels covers. The tires and wheels add to the odd yet menacing vibe the car exudes.
The Vortec HO 6000 or VortecMAX is a special high-output version of the Vortec 6000 V-8 truck engine originally designed for Cadillac and breathing through dual exhausts. It featured high-compression (10:1), flattop pistons for an extra 10 horsepower and 10 lbsÂ·ft of torque, bringing output to 345 horsepower and 380 lbsÂ·ft of torque and breathing through dual exhausts. LQ9s were built only in Romulus, Michigan. Backing up this engine is GMâ€™s 4L65-E four-speed electronic automatic transmission and a nine-inch rear differential. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, tinted sunroof, power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes.
Inside, the front bench seat has been swapped out for a pair of racing bucket seats, swathed in the same Green (code 44B) interior complete with custom embroidered old school Gas Monkey logos! The front seats and rear bench are in good overall condition, considering the amount of use they have received. The matching carpet is in overall original condition and shows some wear. The headliner is in good order, while the instrument panel, two-spoke steering wheel, inner door panels, mirror glass and the shift lever are all in good order. There are ancillary gauges â€“ oil, engine temperature and voltage in the passenger side of the dash and canted toward the driver. The sound system is new but the amplifier is inoperable and there is a Cobra CB radio, antennas and a JVC navigation system. The finishing touch of the interior is Richard Rawlingâ€™s and Dennis Collinâ€™s personal signature under the drivers sun visor!
The carâ€™s bodywork is straight and solid, thereâ€™s a full-size black storage rack mounted atop the roof, complete with Hella lights, the bumpers fit decently well to the body, the battery looks very good and the engine bay is tidy.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 21,877 miles and believed to be actual because Richard noted that he bought the car from the original owner who was an elderly lady who only drove the car sparingly and the Caprice had only 10k miles when he purchased it. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! GET YOU SOME OF THAT!!!
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