America always had a favorite car model back in the mid-1960s. US car lovers still consider a full size luxury car a favorite even through company names and models have changed several times over the last forty-six years. Back in 1965, Chevy had big car bragging rights. It offered American drivers luxury cars at a price and Chevy named them: The Bel Air, the Impala, and the Biscayne. Buy New Chevy Caprice Engines for Less from Newenginesforsale.com right now.
Early Caprice models were powered by Chevy’s famous 283 cubic inch small block V8. In 1967 the optional 385 horsepower, 427 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8 replaced the 425 horsepower, 427 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8 engine. The 396 cubic inch big block V8 was also an option, and the 275 horsepower, 327 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8 was an option as well. Caprice lovers had several engine choices back then, and all of them were thirsty buggers that were made for speed not for fuel efficiency.
The famous L72 425 horsepower, 427 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8 was back in the lineup for 1968, and a new 200 horsepower, 307 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8 replaced the small block 283 cubic inch V8 as the standard engine. In 1969, the standard engine was changed to the 235 horsepower, 327 cubic inch V8, and the optional engines were the 350 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8s rated at 255 or 300 horsepower, and a 265 horsepower, 396 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8. The 390 horsepower, 427 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8 was also an option.
The 1970 Caprice had another standard engine change. The 250 horsepower, 350 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8 was the favorite back then, and a new 265 horsepower, 400 cubic inch Turbo Fire V8 was an option. The big block 427 was replaced by 450 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8s with 345 or 390 horsepower. The Turbo Fire engines used regular gas, but the Turbo Jet engines were designed to use premium gas only.
When the oil embargo hit in the 1970s Caprice sales dropped, but Chevy continued to reshape and redefine the Caprice so it could stay competitive in changing times.
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