1965 Chevrolet Caprice 4-door Hard Top Matching Numbers 396 cuin 325 hp

Price: US $22,500.00 Item location: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Caprice
  • SubModel: Sport Sedan
  • Type: 4 Door Hard Top
  • Trim: Caprice Package
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 63,986
  • VIN: 164395L209850
  • Color: Evening Orchid
  • Engine size: 396 cuin 325hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Tilt Wheel, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Chevrolet Caprice Caprice Package

1965 Chevrolet Caprice 4-door hard top matching numbers 396 cuin 325 hp

Frame off restoration on a 61,786 mile rust free, no hit, Arizona car. All new body mount bushings. All fuel & brake lines replaced. New fuel tank & sending unit. Fresh springs, front & rear with 4 new Monroe Sensa-Trac gas shocks. Front suspension completely rebuilt. Fresh front disc brake conversion. New rear drums, shoes & all brake hardware. All bushings replaced, front to rear. Undercarriage, frame & suspension components sandblasted & detailed. 4 new 15” BF Goodrich red line radials mounted on American Torque Thrust 2’s. (Note: First 2 pictures show rusty lug nuts all of which have since been replaced.) Has rebuilt factory 12 bolt posi with 3:08 gears and rebuilt 2-speed power glide. 2-1/2” dual exhaust, front to rear with full size mufflers & resonators producing a very nice sound. Engine compartment detailed. Has professionally rebuilt factory matching numbers 396 cuin motor. New coil & distributor with petronix, remanned Rochester 4 barrel quadrajet, fresh wiring & charging system. New water, fuel pump & Delco starter. Recored radiator with shroud & aggressive 7-blade steel fan. All wear items have been replaced as needed. Has retro stereo, new clock, tack, oil pressure & water temp gauges, as any big block should. Fresh 2-stage professional repaint in factory Evening Orchid, 1 year only color, wet sanded & buffed to a beautiful finish. Bright work is exceptional including OER replacement rear bumper & wheel well moldings. Front & rear bow tie emblems replaced including front v-flag emblems. Factory tinted glass is also of show quality with no hazing, cracks or chips, including all windows working smoothly. No sticking or rattles. Trunk has also been detailed & retains its original inner fender liners & trunk mat. Weatherstripping, seals & gaskets replaced as needed. Interior has original beautifully maintained upholstery, headliner & carpet with no rips, cracks or blemishes. Car has original factory tilt wheel. Everything works beautifully, as it should. The car has been driven approximately 2,200 miles since restoration, and now has a total of 63,986 miles. This is also a rare car on account of its factory combination. In 1965 the Caprice was an option package, not its own model until 1966. This was to compete with Ford after Ford sprang up with the Galaxy Ltd. Chevy had to wait till mid year to offer the Caprice option package, resulting in very low production figures. This car’s first title was given in October 1965. Chevrolet then offered the new 396 cuin turbo jet “mystery engine”. That replaced the former big block 348 cuin & 409 cuin. In the beginning it’s said there was a shortage of 400 turbo transmissions to go with the 396 cuin as they were allocated to other GM Divisions first. So this car came from the factory with a 2-speed power glide. Being a 4-door hard top, otherwise known as “the Sport Sedan”, it was also built with the heavy duty frame like the station wagon & convertibles.

This car being a 4-door hard top sport sedan of low production numbers with a 396 cuin 325hp motor, power glide transmission, factory 12 bolt posi traction rearend & one year only color of Evening Orchid, makes it very different and rare. The car drives, handles & rides beautifully. Starts every time & runs flawlessly. It attracts a crowd wherever it goes because of its beauty & what it is. I have paperwork & history back to its original owner. I also have receipts & the original hubcaps & rims with tires. Only selling because of need to downsize.

$22,500 negotiable. Call Brian at 413-348-3463.