1989 Chevrolet Caprice Brougham
1989 Chevrolet Caprice Brougham
Who among us hard core car guys and gals cannot for the life of us stop lifting off the accelerator when we see a Chevrolet Caprice alongside the road sitting there not moving? It's inbred that this is the car nearly every police force utilized for years and years. One suspects radar or timing strips or any number of nefarious ways to nab a speeder. For this writer who enjoys a quick commute even to the grocery store, I need to be diligent at every turn so as not to be nabbed by the “fuzz” watching ever so diligently from the interior of their Police Caprice, GM's fleet car star.
For consignment, a “survivor” if you will in 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Brougham getup. This is a 1 owner 52 K mile car and was kept since new in the garage and enjoyed sparingly, all the time with the intention to be used as a collector car. Nice convenience optioned, all clean interior and rust free exterior, this box design from '89 gracing the halls of the Classic Auto Mall, and when I speed by on the golf cart, I'm still tempted to step on the brake to avoid that ticket, which I will get not for speeding, but the golf carts have no way to “click it!”
With large straight steel side slab panels, 4 big doors and a long trunk and hood, gaps are being well minded, and moldings are also well aligned. All bathed in white it has a few cracks on the neoprene bumper fillers on front and rear, but otherwise is looking fine and inline. Square and rectangle design abounds on the rectangular headlights, grille turn signals within the clean front bumper, and side marker lighting. A wide stainless rocker molding runs the length of this car and shows no rust where it meets the paint. Body matching side view mirrors are attached to the front doors on either side, and the long trunk lid as well as the hood show nicely. On back more rectangular designs within straight panels for the taillights and another pristine bumper below. Even the badge font is squared off. A nicely textured burgundy vinyl top is wrapping the roof and shows a fleur de lis badge with Brougham type. Wire wheel covers are on all 4 corners…classy and sassy.
A swing of the doors and we see padded deep burgundy velour uppers and burgundy carpet panels below, broken up by the vinyl door pulls with power controls within them. A hint of some wood appliqué finishes off these high end trimmed swingers. Inside more crushed velour in big bucket with extra pillow tops, tuck and rolling, and some velour piping, and plenty of width. A nice padded armrest flops down for extra comfort or can stay up and provide another middle seat. In back is an equally comfortable rear bench, same padding and design as the front, all clean and comfy. Clean burgundy carpet floods the floors and in front floating above is the original dash showing A/C, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, and power locks. The headliner above is nice and tight.
Within the clean and wonderfully detailed corrosion free engine bay, is perched a 5.0 Liter V8 that is correct for the car. This mill has electronic fuel injection, and a 200R4 4 speed automatic transmission on back. The rear 10 bolt axle has 2.73 gears. All good under the hood.
Nice patina on all rust free surfaces, solid as a rock frame, floorpans and even wheel wells don't have any dirt. Front power disc brakes are seen, as well as power drum brakes for the back. Amazingly clean and green environment under here!
Normally I would not pay attention to driving one of these, but this one call for me, with its amazing condition. I answered and slipped in, fired it up and was duly impressed. Good performance, decent handling, and a smooth ride. Bias free braking, and it all worked together for their low mileage “collector” grade automobile.
All along the consigner wanted a collector car, and this was his choice. It would not be most people's first choice, but in the end not many of these survive in this condition, as most were fleet cars used until they dropped. Not this car, it has been babied and well preserved. Come in and see it in person and you too will be impressed, and if you sit it along the side of the road, I'll be sure to “lift” as I sweep by!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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