Like-New 1991 Chevy Caprice Up For Grabs28
The Chevy Caprice nameplate was produced between 1965 and 1996, and again later between 2001 and 2017, with six generations coming and going during that time. Now, this like-new 1991 Chevy Caprice is up for sale in a new online auction with a mere 3,000 miles on the clock.
The 1991 Chevy Caprice was the first model year of the fourth-generation vehicle, with this particular example originally registered in Illinois, and later moved to Florida. The current seller acquired the vehicle in 2008.
Outside, we see the four-door covered in Black paint, which is complemented by polished trim for the grille, window surrounds, and lower body line. The styling is very much in line with the rounded, rectangular shapes that were so popular for the time.
In the corners is a set of 15-inch aluminum wheels, which are paired with 205/75 Hankook Kinergy tires. According to the listing, the tires were recently mounted. Further features include Twilight Sentinel automatic headlights, factory tinted glass, and a classy little hood ornament up front. The seller also notes some wear on the sideview mirror cap paint.
Inside is a sea of gray, with cloth upholstery for the 55/45-split power-adjustable front seats and adjustable headrests. This 1991 Chevy Caprice includes a center pull-down armrest and tilt steering wheel, as well as cruise control, power windows, and power locks. Unfortunately, the Bose AM/FM/cassette stereo and air conditioning no longer work.
Providing the motivation is a 5.0L V8 engine, which was factory rated at 170 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Output is fed to the rear wheels by way of a four-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes slow it all down.
Now this 1991 Chevy Caprice is up for grabs on Bring A Trailer. As of this writing, the current highest bid of three placed is set at $10,000, with roughly six days left in the auction.
The vehicle is now located in Apopka, Florida, and is offered at no reserve with a clean history with no recorded accidents.
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I’ve often cited John Keats’ wisdom that ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’. I use it to indicate how magnificent the design of ‘63 Corvette was and how it never loses its appeal no matter how many years pass. Same goes for the ‘63 Riviera, ‘66 Toronado, ‘67 Eldorado, ‘69 Grand Prix, ‘70 Firebird, ‘75 Seville and on and on. There were so many great GM designs from ‘61 to ‘80 (the Mitchell era) that I never tire of seeing. Well the opposite is also true; something ugly just never gets more appealing.
I remember when the ‘91 Caprice came out. Motor Trend named it Car of the Year but i never understood why. It was ghastly. They’d replaced the lithe Mitchell-designed ‘77 Caprice that was so perfectly sculpted for its role in GM’s lineup with a bulbous ugly shape devoid of any grace. Thirty years later, I still think it’s ugly. It hurts my eyes to look at it and I still wonder what Motor Trend saw in it and what GM’s Design Staff was thinking.
I think this Caprice styling was bold and still looks fresh today. It is too bad they did not have this boldness when designing such duds as the original GM 10 cars-especially the Regal and Cutlass Surpreme. That being said, I think the Roadmaster and to a lesser extent the Fleetwood built off this platform looked bloated. Also, I really think GM destroyed this design when they opened up the wheelwell for the 1993 model year.
That old say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, The 3rd gen Caprice (’77-’90) was a basic 3-box design devoid any personality. I guess some could say basic clean minimalist. For me it’s the 6th gen Buick Riv (’79 to ’85) and 3rd gen Carlo (’78-’80) – classic American design long hoods short rear decks.
Booze and chicks at the test site?
If I recall correctly, many of the automotive publications of that era panned the styling of the Caprice, and dubbed it “The Whale, due to its giant size and roundness, especially on the rear end.
… Love this car … a Real Chevrolet Indeed … if not the most Chevrolet Character of All Times < ! 💖
Dad had 1984 Caprice w/ F41 suspension. Great car. Then he got 1991 Wagon and then 1995 wagon. Looks are subjective but chassis I believe didn’t change. Shame GM has nothing close to this. Another list segment.
Yes, these ride on the same chassis as the 77-90 cars, only minor changes were made.
I see both sides. The ’77 era Caprice was a Classic! (No pun intended) And as it aged it became more elegant and stately, not old. The Caprice Classic LS Brougham for example show this, a beautiful car that was actually a decade old already.
But as time has gone on, this ’90’s Caprice ( and certainly the Impala SS) had their day too and you can see the the same elegance and style the other cars had.
Maybe it was too radical a change from what GM had given us (GM does that a lot! Look at an ’87 pickup versus an ’88) and that and it hard to accept but it was a beautiful car in it’s own right IMO.
BTW, I sold a ’90 CC LS B’Ham about years ago for $2,500 because I had no place to keep it that had 89,000 original miles on it and had every available option for that year. All documentation including the window sticker which as best I can remember was around $23,000. An expensive car for it’s day! Needless to say I wish I had that car back.
I much prefer the ’76 and prior Impalas/Caprices to the downsized “pinched” styling of the ’77 3-box designs (Dad had a ’78 Park Avenue with the red velvet bordello interior which I thought was awesome at the time!). I greatly disliked the “bloated whale” look of the ’91 when it was introduced but now that I look freshly at it 30+ years later I find it surprisingly pleasing to the eye, generally well-proportioned in spite of its girth. Not a “classic” but interesting enough to keep this low mileage survivor alive and running!
My father had a 1976 Caprice. Supposedly, it was one of the biggest car ever built by Chevrolet. It would run like a striped ass ape with a small block 400 and a 3 speed automatic transmission.
Flush glass, aero styling, and the bulletproof TBI engine, my ’91 Caprice wagon is suffering from the tin worm, but everything still works and I can put a 4×8 sheet in it. Two way tail gate. Rides like a floating couch. Styling looks up to date. Take your suv and shove it.
Finally J Lo, no crash’s, no pets, something that keeps me awake! I hope my criticism is actually having an impact on your article choices? Sorry for the late entry, I actually have other things to do besides criticize you everyday!
You made my day by braking his balls.
They still make the Caprice Classic, it’s a Tahoe HC, just like the following..
Caprice LS = base Tahoe
Caprice Estate = Suburban
Camino = Silverado
Impala = Traverse..
Ford is another example
LTD/ C Vic = Expedition
Country Squire = Expedition EL
Taurus = Explorer
Custom 500 = F150
BOF Explorer = Bronco
Yes I know but certain vehicles aren’t coming back because of the profit margin and it’s not desperately. I do wish 2 sedans stay in the Chevy line-up for fending off the imports.
Those were great wise guys vehicles since those cars had huge trunks just right for a night of whacking. Plus that car had a full size spare – no donut.
Not the best looking full size Chevy ever made, but the car drove well, was quiet, comfortable, and got great mileage.
I have a 95 9c1. It’s a perfect canyon carver.
I’ve got a 91 Caprice that is known in the Midwest as BAD GPA. The gpa is for grandpa. After putting some 18” 5spokes on rear with 17”up front. It helped fill up wheel wells. I put a 350 4 barrel in it Street/Strip. With around 400 hp I’ve got one hell of a sleeper. The ride is amazingly smooth but the turning radius is unbelievable for the length of it. I’ve built a lot of rides in my life and my 91 has to be one of my favorites.
Great looking Car, Chevy caprice’s best years where 1998 & 1990. Tough Strong Reliable cars. Don’t get me wrong this 1991 thats for sale is a awesome one also. too bad i saw the so late. would look awesome in my Garage.
I wonder if there is any info on the ’87/’90 prototype 454 out there? I think I read somewhere Car Craft did an article on it. It was a prototype for areas like Montana with no speed limits.
josh check out above link, this is what i think your looking for.
josh check out Hotcars chevy caprice 454 project, I think this is what your looking for. it is awesome to say the least.
Hi Chris, a link did not come through in your message! If Belville is correct that is a nice rown near Mid-Ohio. My friend Beth Vanderkooi is from there.
Josh, just type in “hotcars chevy caprice 454 project” for some reason this site says it is a duplicate and won’t post it. Crazy GM stuff i guess.
Thanks Chris, I appreciate you!