Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Is it ever possible to have too many full-size Chevrolets?
The two-door hardtop 1967 Caprice sold for $3,078 new, which was a little over 600 bucks more than a Bel Air two-door. Unlike the Bel Air, which came with a 250-cube six as standard equipment, the V8 was included in the base Caprice. Cheapskates got the 283, which got the job done just fine… but why would a cheapskate be buying a fine luxury machine such as the Caprice? Smart Chevy shoppers sprang for an extra $316 and got the SS 427 package, which upgraded the horsepower from 195 to 385. Of course, what's a 427 without a Rock Crusher 4-speed? A bargain at $181!