1975 Chevrolet Caprice Review

1975 Chevrolet Caprice Estate Wagon 400 sb from North America

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 400 sb Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance82500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala


A "Sport Utility" with some style..


Nothing to speak of was wrong with this car. Performed a full fluid service, and a complete tune-up. Put a new clutch fan on it... These station wagons were tough customers. The 400 small block with the Q-jet is extremely powerful.

General Comments:

As mentioned... A very tough utility vehicle. The clamshell tailgate is charming. The woodgrain is very period of the 1970's.

Car starts up quick and runs perfect ALL the time. I am amazed at how strong and hard this car pulls. Matched to a TH400 transmission, it's no wonder the family wagon pulled the trailer or the boat, or probably both at times...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2010

11th Dec 2010, 16:01

These wagons are extremely collectible nowadays if in good condition. Take good care of it, it is worth a few thousand at least.

4th Feb 2013, 12:56

I sadly had to sell it about a year ago. Got almost $8000 though.

6th Feb 2013, 14:56

Wagons such as this were so much more attractive and better handling than SUVs. I have never understood why SUVs and mini-vans became the vehicles of choice for so many people. The big wagons did everything a van or SUV can do, and did it with far more style.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review