By on June 22, 2020

1989 Chev1989 Chevrolet Caprice in Colorado junkyard - RH rear view - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Carsrolet Caprice in Colorado junkyard - RH front view - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsFor better than three decades, Chevrolet sold Americans full-sized sedans with angular lines and — in most cases— V8 engines. Beginning in 1959 (or even earlier, depending on how strict you are about the definition of “angular”), a big rear-drive Chevy box sedan was the most mainstream American motor vehicle… and that came to an end in 1990, after which the Caprice got a new cetacean body on the old 1977-vintage chassis.

These late Box Caprices have become very tough to find in junkyards, so I decided to document this picked-over example in Colorado before they’re all gone forever. (Read More…)

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