250k Mile! 1969 Chevrolet Caprice

We here at Barn Finds, and many of you at home reading, see low-mileage this and rare-that all the time. How often do any of us see a 50-year-old car with 250,000 miles on it that isn’t also buried up to the door handles in the earth, missing pieces and covered in a collapsing barn, or in a U-Pull-It breaker’s yard waiting for its turn to be recycled? At this moment, we see a 1969 Chevrolet Caprice sedan, listed here on craigslist in rural Central Pennsylvania, that is in neither of those three situations.

The seller tells us that it belonged to their father, who willed it to them when he passed, but they can’t keep it, for whatever reason.

With a 327-ci V8, automatic transmission, factory air, a custom-made windshield visor, recent service performed but a little more needed, and admittedly some rust, it could make a decent 20-footer at this point. The seller says that it runs, but stopping forward-motion might be a problem.

All that aside, sedans have for a long time been a tough sell in the Classic market. They were and still are more affordable for the budget-conscious gearhead. The seller here is asking $5,000 but entertaining offers and, while it’s nice, I’m not sure that it’s going to bring in nearly that much, particularly with that many miles on it.

So many old sedans have sacrificed themselves for the betterment of countless coupes and convertibles over the years, isn’t it about time that a family-size classic got some love?

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  1. TimS Member

    Put a little money in this and you’ve got a family/buddies cruiser you can be proud of, and maybe even tick off a few of the “2 doors or crush it” crowd at a show or two.

  2. Kenneth Carney

    Sorry Russ, but this one’s a ’68. Looks
    like the one my SIL had in the late ’70’s.
    Though Caprice and Impala shared the
    same shell, you can still see that it’s
    a year older than what the seller states.
    Would still like to have it as a daily driver.
    Shoot, it’s not even broken in yet!!!

    • Greg

      ’67 & ’68 shared the same body for those two years.

  3. Stevie G Member

    I clicked on the link to the ad, it is advertised as a 1968, not a 1969. The seller is asking $3,000 not $5,000. It sure looks like the same car.

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