If it's attention you crave, few cars will deliver a crowd better than this 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon. Forget porky taxi cabs and police cruisers, this insane custom offers a slammed stance, incredible paint, and enough room for the Celtics' starting lineup.
The Impala SS created a whole new niche of full-sized muscle, but the Caprice Classic shouldn't be overlooked as this car so ably proves. The paint is basic black over Sunset Pearl Orange with a bright purple stripe bisecting the two, all rendered in House of Kolor urethane and wrapping into the door jambs. Not only does it look awesome, but it fits the big car's curves in such a way as to mask its size and give it a nimble, high performance look, or at least something that looks less suburban. The work probably wasn't cheap, either, since finish quality is quite good with a shine that's dazzling and fit and finish that suggest that this car has never been hit or damaged in its life. A billet grille and custom bumper smooth the front end without losing the car's identity, while a shaved tailgate makes a distinctive statement out back. Tinted windows emphasize the sleek shape, and the entire car has been completely de-badged.
Inside, full-sized comfort meets performance car function, with wide velour bench seats that look like buckets with an armrest between them. A billet steering wheel has been fitted in place of the chunky original airbag unit, and the instrument panel is factory-issue and surrounded with a contrasting silver bezel that matches the other interior trim. The seats show some character marks, but no damage or signs of neglect, and with this top-of-the-line car in 1992, everything was standard, from power windows to A/C. A big, honkin' stereo system has been fitted in the dash, with a Sony AM/FM/CD head unit and speakers throughout the interior and a back seat filled with a custom speaker box. And as a station wagon, the cargo bay is so big it can handle a week's worth of luggage or all your gear for your hot rod. Try that with your Corvette!
Speaking of Corvettes, the Caprice was powered by a version of the LT1 with throttle body injection, detuned slightly but still robust and making plenty of torque. Shockingly, this one is still pretty stock, so it's reliable, docile, and ready to cruise any time with OEM functionality. Recent work includes new fuel injectors, a full tune up, new sensors, replacement A/C compressor, and a fresh fuel pump. It starts easily, idles well, and with a stock exhaust system, it remains effortlessly comfortable to drive. The springs have been replaced by Eibach units that help with the lowered stance, along with a set of Belltech drop spindles that give it a bit of a rake. Those massive Budnik wheels measure 19 inches up front and 20 inches in back and carry 245/40/19 and 75/45/20 performance radials, respectively.
Originally customized by West Coast legend Bernt Karlsson, this waggy is a neck-breaker. If you like these big bruisers, you can't own one that will get more eyeballs than this. Well tuned, easy to drive, and very affordable, you can't get more high-end sheetmetal per dollar than this. Call today!