Wednesday, April 25, 2018

4 Speeds Good, 6 Speeds Better: 1996 Chevrolet Caprice 6-Speed

The forth generation Chevrolet Caprice was used by so many Police departments for many many years that they still evoke a instinctive brake check from motorists...myself included.  Today's next example won't be mistaken for an active duty police cruiser, but it should be a hoot to drive.  Find this 1996 Chevrolet Caprice 6 speed offered for $3000 in La Canada, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.

 From the seller:

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1
I'm the second owner. I bought it from auction. It was used by San Bruno PD by San Jose so this is a California car.

89k miles
T56 6 speed manual out of a 95 Camaro with Hurst shifter bought from F-parts with around 80k miles
F2B conversion kit
4" Aluminum drive shaft, Denny's I think
4.56 gears Eaton posi recently rebuilt
Camaro analog gauge cluster
12 way Pontiac Bonneville seats
Impala SS interior
Ridlers 20x8.5 20x10 with Hankook ventus v12 evo2 245/40s in front and 275/35s in back - like new
Stock engine with sewer intake
Flowmasters 2.5" frankenstein exhaust
Tom "Tight pants" Frederico carpet and floor mats, very good quality and not available any more
Panasonic CD head unit with aux input. Wiring for amp and sub woofer in trunk.
Needs paint and some minor body work. Center console needs to be finished. Small hole in roof that is sealed and small small rust spot on roof by rear window. Holes in deck lid.

I did all the work on this car so I can answer any questions. It is an unfinished project that does need some work but mechanically it is in great shape. Motor, Transmission and rearend are all great. AC does not blow cold.

Make me an offer or a trade. Must sell! First $3000 takes it. $2400 with stock Impala 17" wheels with worn tires.
I'll consider trades for 4x4s or street legal dirt bikes.

See a better way to drive with many speeds?


  1. Sewer intake... No, thanks!

  2. $2,400 with stock impala wheels, yes please.
    I would do a white Earl Scheib paint job on it and drive the crap out of it.

  3. Wow, I'd buy that if it weren't about as far away as you can get in the lower 48. I'd save the money on those 20s since I hate having tires that thin. This thing needs some big balloon rubber on 15s.

  4. Those "tight pants" floor mats are the ticket.


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