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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Before you get it wrong, let me point out that according to the nameplate below the trunklid, this is actually a 1965 Caprice, by Chevrolet. And you thought it was a Chevy Caprice. Commoner! The Caprice was Chevy’s quick answer to the ’65 Ford LTD, a gussied-up Galaxie 500 which, in its ads, Ford compared to a Rolls-Royce. (As Mom used to say, “Go big or stay home!”) In 1965, the Caprice Custom Sedan (as it was called in the brochure) was actually an option package for the Impala four-door hardtop. In 1966 the Caprice would become a separate series, available as two- and four-door hardtops, as well as two- and three-seat woodgrained station wagons. This blue example was seen at the Labor Day Car Show at Niawanda Park in Tonawanda.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

 

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