West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and extremely rare and and always rust free example of this highly desirable original southern California built (Van Nuys) and owned since new by only two southern California owners 1968 Chevrolet Caprice 2 door Custom Formal Hardtop with its original matching numbers big block 396/325HP L35 V8 4 barrel (IV Code) engine with only 82K original miles and with its original Turbo-hydramatic transmission and finished in it's original 'Tripoli Turquoise Poly' factory color paint with 'White' interior and trim and loaded with factory options of Astro-Ventilation system (AC Delco's trademark name) air conditioning, bucket seats with center console with center armrests and floor shifter, full wheel covers, courtesy and ashtray lamps, a Caprice signature script, fender lights, distinct side moldings, an electric clock, AM/FM radio, power seats, power steering, power driver's seat and disc brakes!
The Chevrolet Caprice was introduced in 1965 as the top of the line model in the Impala division and become a separate division above the Impala in 1966. The Caprice Custom was reintroduced as the Chevrolet Caprice in 1966, taking the top position in the full-size Chevrolet lineup. The Caprice was the most expensive and luxurious model of America's favorite automobile. Engine choices included an inline 6 cylinder as well as the famous Chevy small block and big block V8's. Automatic buyers were given the option of the newly introduced three-range Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission for the newly introduced Mark IV big-block engine, displacing 396 cubic inches. This was the same L35 engine as the legendary SS396 engine with 325HP.
This particular example has had only two California owners since new and still retains it original matching # 396 V8 L35 (IV Code) big block engine with only 82K original miles and its original 3 speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission, which was a significant improvement on the Powerglide transmission. The car has been nicely repainted in its original factory correct 'Tripoli Turquoise Poly' color paint. The car has no signs of any rust or accidents and still retains its original glass. Please note that the car does not have its original spare wheel.
The car was recently serviced at our AAA rated mechanic 'Morejoy Automotive' of Santa Monica, California where we replaced the right and left front brake calipers and hoses and the front brake pads. The car drives magnificently, purrs like only a true 396 V8 muscle car can and shifts smoothly through all the gears. Must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated!
In summary, this is one rare and wonderful opportunity to a own an incredibly collectible original matching numbers engine and transmission all American muscle car from the sixties, a real deal original 82K miles 1968 Chevrolet Caprice 2 door Custom Formal Hardtop coupe with the L35 396 V8 engine in turn-key ready condition to drive away today!