I, too, have the honors of owning a '78 Chevy Caprice Classic. I bought it assuming it would make it through the summer. That was five years ago. I have not done a thing to it other than put brakes, tires, change the oil on occasion, and put new shocks on it. I originally paid $300 for the car, and have bought my wife four newer cars since my purchase. Before this purchase, I wasn't a big fan of Chevrolet. This was an eye-opener.
I currently own a '78 4-door sedan Caprice, and having read your review, mine should be just about broken in now!
(199500 km = 123990 miles). An inspiration to Caprice (and Impala) owners, and a testament to the marque.
WOW! OVER 700k MILES! I am seriously impressed. I sure hope my car makes it to 700K miles. I've got a '76 Monte Carlo that is very dependable (see my review under Chevrolet Monte Carlo). My grandmother just gave my dad her 4 door '78 Caprice Classic and it still has only 63,000+ on the odometer. I wish the best for you and your Caprice and hope it makes the 1 million mile mark.
I am the happy owner of a 1978 Caprice Classic in Denmark. It has had only 2 owners (me included) and after nearly 25 years only 90.000 miles. Added dual exhausts and new pneumatic pluming to the rear suspension. The beauty is 100% original. Only problem is front left window post corrosion under the vinyl covering.
I was the proud owner of a 1977 Chevy Caprice Classic, but it was a 2 door model. It looks like I'll be getting the car back soon and I'm looking for other Chevy enthusiasts to share ideas and experiences with. I made the mistake of selling to my ex-husband and he has realized that he doesn't have time to work on it so he's giving it back to me. I had this car for 4 years before I sold it and it was the most heart-wrenching thing I've ever done. A lot of folks don't think I should restore it, but how can you argue with destiny?? Anyone with any ideas is welcome to share!! All ideas are greatly appreciated!!
I love my 78 chevy I am 21 years old and my grandma used to drive me around in the car when I was a child. That's chevy for you a tradition of quality. Almost like driving one of the family. Good luck with cherry, I've got 78000 on mine keep it going!
I have a 1988 Caprice Classic. It's fully loaded with all options. It has 318,000 km on it (approx 200,000 miles). It's been a great car. All the power options still work and are original. Seats/windows/doorlocks. The AC is still ice cold from the factory, I've never had it maintainanced. I would buy another Caprice in a Heartbeat (pun there).
I also own a 78 caprice classic-light tan half top and paint-4 door. I bought the caprice in august of 2001 at a small local owned dealership as is. Have had the normal changes with hoses, brakes, fluids, tires, etc... The car quit on me a couple of times from me misjudging my gas hand- I quickly adjusted and put an end to that problem. The 78 caprice is a great highway cruiser and can be easily controlled in small or tight areas.
I have owned a 78 Caprice Classic and it has been through harsh Illinois winters and summers, but my Chevy has always been reliable, it has all of my respect. Thank You.
I own a 1978 Caprice Classic with less than 70,000 original miles. From your review I'm sure this car has the potential of outlasting this aging baby boomer. I recently had a paint touch up due to stone chips, other than that only the usual maintenance. I keep it garaged and only last year had it registered as an antique auto in Pennsylvania.
Way to go Chevrolet!