1968 Chevrolet Caprice
Same Owner for 50 Years
1968 Chevrolet Caprice -
Same Owner for past 50 Years - Numbers Matching L30 327ci/275hp V8 - All Original Paint and Interior - Multiplex Radio - Factory AC - Always Garage Kept
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50 years owned isn't a common thing to hear, even in the collector car market. Although uncommon, it's not a bad thing. As a potential buyer of a vehicle like this you know that it's been well cared for over the years. This is what Jay Leno describes as his favorite type of vehicle, 'original and unrestored'. You'll see there have been a few very minor changes made to the car since it rolled off the dealer lot, but overall this highly original Caprice is intriguing.
Originally a Michigan car, this Caprice rolled off the lot at Pishion Spaulding Chevrolet right here in Grand Rapids. The original owner of the car was a saleswoman who owned it for only 2 years before our clients got a hold of it in 1970. Finished in an attractive blue hue, with a black vinyl top, the coke bottle shaped body is in great condition. A few chips in the paint can be found in a few places around the car, which have been carefully touched up, but the condition of the body, and the panel fitment is great.
Open the doors and you're given a firsthand look at the black vinyl trimmed interior which, like the exterior is original. Front vinyl and cloth trimmed bench seat, column shifter, tilt wheel, MultiPlex radio, factory A/C, wood trim, sweeping speedometer, clock, and three spoke steering wheel are highlights of the tidy interior. Under the hood is the original 327ci V8 mated to an automatic transmission. Power steering and power brakes (disc front) are nice options, and the car has been treated to Kendall oil since day one of our client's ownership. Recently the valve cover gaskets, exhaust, and wheels and tires were replaced. The wheels are a Chevy Rally wheel style, so they're not too far off the mark of what the car would've originally come with. The underside of the car is in solid condition thanks to always being stored during Michigan winters.
50 years owned, V8, power steering, power brakes, factory A/C are all pretty great things to hear about a vintage Caprice like this one. The coolest thing in our opinion though is that this car is original and unrestored. This Caprice is ready for a new home where it will continue to always be garage kept. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.