A top-of-the-line 1967 Chevrolet Caprice Custom Coupe just happened to be the 100-millionth GM vehicle built in America. Perhaps it wasn't planned that way, but could this feat have been a premonition of the subsequent popularity of Chevy's poshest model? Maybe so.
Made at the Janesville, Wisconsin, facility on April 21, 1967, the milestone luxury coupe naturally featured the Caprice's exclusive formal roofline. Often sold with an optional vinyl top, that silhouette was shared with no other Chevrolet model.
Freshly rebodied, the '67 full-sized cars looked only slightly different from their predecessors. Dimensions remained roughly the same, too, still on a 119-inch wheelbase -- four inches longer than the mid-size Chevelle. Chevrolet promoted the "lattice-work grille playing peekaboo around the front fenders."
Less decorated than other Impalas, Super Sports had black grille accents and black-accented bodyside and rear fender moldings. Lesser models leaned more toward brightwork inside and out. Both SS models -- Sport Coupe and convertible -- lacked bright wheel well trim.
Buyers could choose either vinyl bucket seats with a center console, or a Strato-back bench with a fold-down center armrest. Impala Sport Coupes (and their SS cousins) had a special graceful roofline, which flowed in an unbroken line into the rear deck.
Top engine this season was a 385-horsepower 427-cubic-inch V-8. Of the 76,055 Impala SS models built, just 2,124 were SS 427 editions. Only about 400 Super Sports had a six-cylinder engine.
Unlike Biscayne or Bel Air, Impalas came in a full complement of body styles, and accounted -- as usual -- for the lion's share of sales. Impala output, in fact, totaled 556,800 cars with V-8 power and 18,800 carrying six-cylinder engines, plus the Super Sports. Biscaynes continued to attract budget-minded customers, Bel Airs offered a little additional luxury, and more than 124,000 shoppers paid the extra bucks to bring a Caprice into the driveway.
1967 Chevrolet Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala, and Caprice Facts
| Model|| Weight range (lbs.)|| Price range (new)|| Number built|
|Biscayne||3,335-3,885|| $2,442-$2,923||92,800 (approx.)|
|Bel Air||3,340-3,940||$2,542-$3,098||179,700 (approx.)|
|Impala SS||3,500-3,650||$2,898-$3,254||74,000 (approx.)|