The last of the full-sized GM luxury sedans are noteworthy for a lot of reasons, and finding a car like this 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic is none too easy today. Sure, plenty of Impala SS models survived as collector cars, but when was the last time you saw a Caprice this nice?
This is probably the most desirable of the big Caprice Classics, mostly because it's a late production car with the open rear wheel wells. Earlier cars with the pseudo skirts over the rear fenders never quite looked right, but this full-sized cruiser has great proportions. The dignified paint certainly helps, and it changes from blue to gray to green depending on the light. It's mostly original, suggesting a car that's led an easy life, and while it does have some signs of use, it looks quite good today. The big urethane bumper covers in particular are prone to cracking with age, but these remain in great shape, with the rear bumper having been repainted at some point but you'd never notice without us telling you about it. The Caprice got plenty of chrome, too, including a traditional grille with stand-up hood ornament up front, a bright rub strip that surrounds the car's perimeter, and shiny wheel arch moldings. The finishing touch is a simple pinstripe on the body line just below the windows, adding a bit of old-fashioned luxury.
Speaking of luxury, this is old school comfort when you open the door. Big, spacious cloth bucket seats provide all-day comfort and lots of room to stretch out on road trips. It's no surprise why these were also a favorite of police departments for many years. Even the instrument panel is massive, stretching ¾ of the way across the dashboard. The driver gets a basic set of instruments that helpfully includes a temperature gauge in addition to the usual speed and fuel level readings, and everything else is logically arranged. Almost everything was standard, so you get powerful A/C, power windows, locks, and seats, cruise control, and a tilt steering column that was a relatively new addition to the options list in 1993. Some burled walnut appliques on the dash and door panels give it a warm, upscale look and as you'd expect, the back seat is truly massive. It also includes the original AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit that still sounds decent in the hushed interior. The trunk is likewise gigantic and includes a few spare parts as well as a spare tire and jack assembly.
V8 power should be expected in a full-sized luxury car, and this Caprice uses a 305 cubic inch V8 to provide entertaining motivation. There's plenty of room under the hood for easy service access, and as a small block Chevy, it's one of the most reliable machines on earth. It's quite nicely maintained and 100% stock, so it runs superbly and never gets fussy, and you'll be pleased to learn that it was owned by a professional mechanic who kept it in top condition. It starts easily and idles smoothly with a muted hum from the exhaust, which features a brand new catalytic converter. The underside is shockingly clean and with a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, it's a superlative highway cruiser. We'll also admit that we love the look of those big 215/75/15 Michelin blackwalls and wire wheel covers, giving it a purposeful look that works well.
You won't find many full-sized Caprices nicer than this. At this price, it's probably the most sheetmetal per dollar you'll find anywhere. Call today!