Craigslist: 1989 Chevy Caprice – LT1 Squared

89 chevy caprice
There is something about the last of square third generation Chevy Caprices that is just special. I am not sure exactly what that is – its industrial looks, new one piece headlights, smoothed out corners of an amazingly square car? Perhaps they were simply around in abundance when I was a little kid in New York City, forever influencing my taste in cars?
Whatever the reason is, it turns out that there are many yahoos like me out there, with feelings for this workhorse. Today we look at one one of the last ones, with an LT1 motor from the later Caprice.

89 chevy caprice rear
From the ad:

89 BOX CAPRICE LT1$7900 (STERLING)

89 Chevy Caprice 4 door sedan
UNMARKED POLICE PACKAGE
96 LT1 ENGINE PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED
NEW CERAMIC COATED LONG TUBE HEADERS
DUAL EXHAUST WITH “H PIPE”
4 WHEEL DISC BRAKES
POSITRACTION REAR
LEATHER BUCKET SEATS
NEEDS HEADLINER

$7900 FIRM
CALL OR TEXT

89 chevy caprice side

I am kind of disappointed that there are no pictures of the interior or of the engine. It looks lovely and sounds great from the description. The description does not specify if this vehicle had the 9C1 Police package, but that isn’t really relevant anymore since the drivetrain has been replaced.

The $7900 asking price seems a bit high but perhaps it’s justifiable if the extent of the modifications was known.

Source: easternshore.craigslist.org

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6 responses to “Craigslist: 1989 Chevy Caprice – LT1 Squared”

  1. JayP Avatar
    JayP

    Damn.

  2. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    I like it. The LT1 engine puts the drivetrain swap likely to the early 00’s. Most of the hard work to upgrade to an LS based engine is in place for when the Opti fails.

  3. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    I would bet that a bunch of us would instinctively slow down if this showed up in our mirrors. That’s even given its age.

    1. P161911 Avatar
      P161911

      There might even be a few still in service. I was surprised to see a Ford Bronco used by a local county work crew TODAY. That thing is at least 21 years old.

  4. Vairship Avatar
    Vairship

    $7900 (STERLING)
    I am aware of the Pound Sterling, but was unaware of the Dollar Sterling 😉

  5. DonDada Avatar
    DonDada

    He need more pics than this for that price. Not one interior pic.

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