1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Gas Monkey Rally CarÂ
Featured in this seasons finale of Fast N\' Loud! (and many other past episodes)
Competed in the Bullrun Rally in 2008 and the Gumball 3000 rally in 2009
Modified by Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey GarageÂ
Richard and Aaron wereÂ clocked at a top speed of 163 mph in this Caprice!
Two owner car and mileage isÂ believedÂ to be originalÂ
Mostly original Medium Green exterior (code 44) with black rally Gas Monkey graphics and Green interior (code 44B)
6.0L LQ9 Vortec MAX V-8 engine from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade
4L65-E four-speed electronic transmission and a 9-inch rear end from same Escalade
Uprated four-wheel disc brakes
Extremely loud exhaust exceeded in volume only by the carâs air hornÂ
Tinted windows and tinted sunroof
Cobra CB radio and dual Firestik antennas and JVC navigation system
Fog lights and Hella lights on roof rack and front bumperÂ
Sold on a clean Texas title with Richard Rawlings as ownerÂ
After reading about the Bullrun and Gumball 3000 rallies, have you ever wanted to own a rally car that makes a bold, unique exclamation point? Nowâs your chance! At MotoeXotica Classic Cars, we are very proud to present the one and only 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic that is the original Gas Monkey Rally Car, enhanced by Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas in the late 2000\'s to compete in the Bullrun and the Gumball. This was before Richard\'s show Fast N\' Loud became the most popular car show in the world!
Rawlings and his âMonkeysâ star in Discovery Channelâs âFast ân Loudâ series. The particular Caprice is the same one Gas Monkey Garage\'s Richard Rawlings and master builder Aaron Kaufman modified and raced in the Gumball 3000 and Bullrun rallies in 2009 and in 2008, irrespectively. In one of the rallies, the car was clocked at a top speed of 163 mph!
If there is one car that best represents the original start of Gas Monkey Garage into the mainstream, this is it!!!
Before the rallies, in 2007 Richard took out the original 350 CID V-8 and first time around installed a built big block CadillacÂ 500ci engine but sometime after 2007 they decided to go even further and do something that no one else had done before and installed a modern LQ9Â 6.0-liter V-8 from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade engine with upgraded Corvette brakes and a GM 4L65-E transmission replaced the stock three-gear Turbo Hydramatic unit. This car was made in June 1975 right here at GMâs St. Louis, Missouri factory. Now its back in St. Louis direct from Gas Monkey Headquarters in Dallas Texas.
The stock Medium Green (code 44) original paint and trim with black Gas Monkey rally graphics are in overall good condition with the sorts of scrapes and scars youâd expect a rally car to wear. The carâs tinted windows are in overall very good condition, with no major cracks or chips. The carâs stock lights and fog lights perched over the front bumper look good and are haze-free. This Caprice rolls on Toyo A/T Open Country tires, size 31x10.50R15 at all four corners. As a rally car, there are no wheels covers. The tires and wheels add to the odd yet menacing vibe the car exudes.
The Vortec HO 6000 or VortecMAX is a special high-output version of theÂ Vortec 6000Â V-8 truckÂ engine originally designed forÂ Cadillac and breathing through dual exhausts. It featured high-compression (10:1), flattop pistons for an extra 10Â horsepower and 10Â lbsÂ·ft of torque, bringing output to 345Â horsepower and 380Â lbsÂ·ft of torque and breathing through dual exhausts. LQ9s were built only inÂ Romulus, Michigan. Backing up this engine is GMâs 4L65-E four-speed electronic automatic transmission and a nine-inch rear differential. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, tinted sunroof, power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes.
Inside, the front bench seat has been swapped out for a pair of racing bucket seats, swathed in the same Green (code 44B) interior complete with custom embroidered old school Gas Monkey logos! The front seats and rear bench are in good overall condition, considering the amount of use they have received. The matching carpet is in overall original condition and shows some wear. The headliner is in good order, while the instrument panel, two-spoke steering wheel, inner door panels, mirror glass and the shift lever are all in good order. There are ancillary gauges - oil, engine temperature and voltage in the passenger side of the dash and canted toward the driver. The sound system is new but the amplifier is inoperable and there is a Cobra CB radio, antennas and a JVC navigation system. The finishing touch of the interior is Richard Rawling\'s and Dennis Collin\'s personal signature under the drivers sun visor!
The carâs bodywork is straight and solid, thereâs a full-size black storage rack mounted atop the roof, complete with Hella lights, the bumpers fit decently well to the body, the battery looks very good and the engine bay is tidy.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 21,877 miles and believed to be actual because Richard noted that he bought the car from the original owner who was an elderly lady who only drove the car sparingly and the Caprice had only 10k miles when he purchased it. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! GET YOU SOME OF THAT!!!
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