1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau Sport Coupe 305/170hp V8 from North America
A true modern classic
Headlight assembly got a stone chip in it, replaced with NOS factory unit.
Exhaust system due to rust at a joint.
Carburetor could use a rebuild, runs rough under heavy throttle, could be just a fuel filter.
Headliner sagged, replaced it myself.
Dash pad has cracked due to age.
Cassette deck inoperable, had that repaired, works just fine now.
Could use an engine rebuild by now, burns some oil at idle and is sludgy inside.
Needs a front suspension rebuild, shocks and alignment.
The Caprice is an excellent car. It's a nice car to look at and to drive, especially being a sport coupe version.
Acceleration from a stop is unexpectedly quick due to transmission gearing.
Handles great for it's size, even spirited cornering.
Interior is very comfortable and roomy, just the right size.
Ride quality is superb, like floating on air.
Interior is very quiet.
Stock sound system is impressive.
Acrylic lacquer paint held up very well.
Aluminum trim is fragile, gets damaged too easily.
Fuel economy is on par with the average sport utility vehicle.
It's hard to believe that Chevrolet ever built a car like this looking at what they have now, it's almost like a Cadillac.
The clean, streamlined styling complemented by white paint and a black vinyl top with a blue interior make a really nice color combination. It's very reminiscent of a car from the 1960's.
My other car is a G-body, an '83 Pontiac Bonneville and it's just as good of a car. I love the angular, clean lines on both cars. Both are very well built, easy to work on, and fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2005