SINGLE FAMILY OWNED, LOTS OF DOCS, ALL-ORIGINAL LAND YACHT, 400 V8, NEW TOP, A/C
Affordable full-sized convertibles are getting scarce, especially cars like this 106k mile 1974 Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible, which offers single-family ownership, the upgraded 400 cubic inch V8, and a ton of originality to please any purist. Recently serviced and ready to have fun, this end-of-the-line ragtop is the heavy cruiser you've been looking for.
Repainted perhaps 25 years ago in its original dark blue livery, this big luxury drop-top has that old-school land yacht look. It was purchased new by the current owner's grandmother and has remained in the family since it was new, so there's a lot of history behind it. It's also lived its entire life in sunny, warm Atlanta, so the bodywork is quite straight, unlike the cars from up north. The paint is about what you'd expect from a car this age, with a good shine and a few signs of use, and it's exactly right for a car that you're going to drive regularly. The Caprice's styling was clean and uncluttered, a rarity for the mid-1970s and today it represents an era we'll never see again because there's just nothing like a massive American luxury car. Nice chrome bumpers and stainless side trim make the car look as long as a city block and it's fitted with fender skirts to help with the sleek profile.
The black interior is completely original and offers a tantalizing glimpse into the 1970s luxury car market. Wide bench seats were good for six passengers and the contrasting blue carpets not only work well with the bodywork but add some style to the otherwise monochromatic interior. There are minor signs of age and since this car has lived in a warm climate, there's a bit of fading, but it would be a mistake to change anything in this awesome survivor. The gauges are all fully functional and as the top-of-the-line Chevy, just about everything is included, from factory A/C to power windows and locks, to an AM/FM stereo radio that is probably due for an upgrade today. The seating surfaces are in good shape for their age, with a back seat that still looks almost new and while it's not real wood, the faux burled walnut on the door panels and dash do warm up the interior. There's a recent black power convertible top with glass rear window, and it stows easily under a matching black boot. And for road trips, nothing beats one of these heavy cruisers, with this one offering a very original trunk that includes what might just be the original spare tire.
The 400 cubic inch V8 is this car's original engine and it runs superbly thanks to a recent major service. It's not detailed for show, of course, but you already know these engines are virtually bulletproof and the big V8 never balks at moving the Caprice around. The carburetor is freshly rebuilt, the water pump is new, all the belts have been replaced, and even the radiator was flushed so it's ready to enjoy immediately. It starts easily and has a smooth, luxurious idle and pulls well with big-cube torque. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeds 2.73 gears out back, so it's an effortless highway cruiser and the quiet dual exhaust system just purrs along at highway speeds. 215/75/15 Michelin whitewall radials are fitted, adding a period-perfect final touch.
Documented with a lot of original paperwork, including manuals and maintenance records, this is a car you can buy with confidence and enjoy for a long time to come. Call today!
Defrost, Numbers Matching, Power Convertible Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear, Power Locks, AM/FM Radio
Maintenance Records, Owner's Manual, Original Warranty Card
- Engine Size
- 400 V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Column)
- Transmission Spec
- Turbohydramatic 350
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- 6,419 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months