Earlier this month, we reported that the final Chevrolet Caprice PPV was produced at the GM-Holden Elizabeth factory, officially known as Holden Vehicle Operations, in Australia on May 18th, 2017. Having reached out to the folks at Holden PR, we now know what the last unit to roll off the line was.
Specifically, the final model was a 2017 model year 1EW19 (Caprice PPV Sedan model code) with the 9C1 police package coated in Heron White powered by the optional 6.0L L77 V-8 engine and standard 6-speed MYC automatic transmission.Though the Caprice PPV is exclusively available to law enforcement units in the U.S., the vehicle has built up an ardent following in the used car market. Buyers appreciate the car’s classically-elegant design language, rear-drive balance, spacious interior, smooth ride and responsive handling. Owners upgrade their Caprice PPVs with retail-level accessories such as wheels, grilles, door handles, exhaust systems and other trim pieces, thereby transforming them from police-duty workhorses to premium private vehicles.
The remaining in-stock units of the Caprice PPV will be sold off throughout the remainder of calendar year 2017. Meanwhile, the Aussie-market Holden Caprice on which the Chevy Caprice PPV is built, remains in production but not for long, as the plant will cease production later this year.