A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

When I think of a Chevrolet Caprice, I typically envision law enforcement. Or I picture my dad’s old ’83 Caprice Classicthe very car in which I took my driver’s test. Or sometimes I picture myself inside dad’s ’83 getting chased by law enforcement, but that’s neither here nor there.

The point is it’s easy to forget the Chevrolet Caprice’s early days as a pretty sweet luxury machine. Originally a luxury trim package for the Chevrolet Impala, the Caprice became its own separate model in the mid-1960s and ultimately transformed into one of the Chevrolet‘s most-popular rides. Most early versions featured a 396-cubic-inch big block and such amenities as air conditioning, power windows, and cruise-control.

This flame-red 1966 Caprice, which we spotted at Summit Racing Ohio, is a reminder of why the Caprice was so successful going against the likes of the Ford LTD. What is your favorite full-size luxury car of all-time?



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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.