1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham Sedan
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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New short-block, installed March 2015, new GM 350 CID engine block (now the engine has less than 6,800 miles), new gasoline tank both costing some $5,200; also, $10,700 paint and R&R of all rust w/ new roof, new floor, and new windshield; new starter installed September 5 2017. 118,200 odometer miles; there are new dealer installed valves at 35,000 miles, under Chevy warranty.
I'd received the car in 1990 from my dad, at some 35K miles -- purchased new by him in 1988.
To explain the relatively low mileage, a.) I have been retired since 1998; b.) Since November, 1990 and until retiring in 1998 I'd commuted by bicycle three to four days each week (unless there was snow) for a total of some 20,000 miles on bicycle; c.) On long trips, mostly annual vacations, I rent a car to use. Also, by far, trips during the years had been highway miles, due to proximity of my home location. Update: on vacation in 2017, I am using a "new" 2016 Toyota Camry.
September 5, 2017, I'd changed the oil. I'd changed it twice before making it a total of two oil changes into the new engine prior to the new engine reaching 5,000. (New engine's oil changes = three.) During September 2016, I'd replaced the exhaust system and a new battery; a new starter had been installed September 5, 2017. During November 2016 I'd paid some $800 to remove and replace all additional rust on front passenger door. The starter had been replaced with a new one September 5, 2017
According to Car Facts, the VIN for my Caprice ERRONEOUSLY shows a junk status in 1996. I just found out (September 15, 2107) when attempting to trade it in for the "new" Toyota. I'd just 10-6-17 wrote to Car Fax including the fact that the date of the supposed junk status listed mileage in the single thousand (six thousand miles, I think.) In fact this car had more than 35,000 miles IN 1990, when I took possession from my dad. How could it have had so few miles in 1996, the purported date of the erroneous Car Fax report
Current total miles on car is some 118,200.
Four new Tiger Paws tires had been installed 9-5-2017
This vehicle has been restored to be virtually new at an expense of more than $19,000.
Offered now, on request, is financing avalaible. Also there would be extended warren tee included.
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