Although Europeans seem to love wagons a hell of a lot more than most Americans do, things on this side of the pond seem to be changing for the better. Here at GM Authority, we’d like to believe that the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has had something to do with the change in the winds… but not everyone can afford one of these monster Caddies, so there are are few budget options available — such as a 1987 Chevy Caprice Wagon.
Someone in Europe had the same idea as us. But before us, it seems. A matte black Chevy Caprice Estate was found in Finland by Road & Track, and we’re willing to bet the owners enjoy Scandinavian death metal. But how did it get there? In Finland, the vast majority of Caprice models were imported using a loophole in the import-tax system of the 1980s. This means that the Caprices were converted to “commercial vehicle” status by pulling the rear seat and making a load floor with a wooden board. Crafty.
This RWD V8 boat was selling for a mere 1,000 Euros, and for good reason. It had its fair share of problems, but then again, beggars can’t be choosers. Though if you’re in the market for a V8 Chevy wagon here in American, you might just get your wish. Mark Reuss has the details.