The Chevy Caprice has been on sale in America for about a year now, but only if you’ve got a badge, and only as a special PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) model. Or at least that’s what GM is trying to enforce.
Several reports of dealers selling versions of the full-size, V8-powered, rear-wheel drive sedan to the public have surfaced, but until now we’ve never actually heard of someone buying one. That is, until Ohio resident Steve Harbour cam across our radar. No stranger to big rear-drive GM sedans, Harbour currently owns a 1996 Impala SS.
Eager to get his hands on a Caprice, Harbour was turned down by local dealerships in Ohio and had all but given up. A family trip to Washington D.C., however, gave him cause to try once more. As luck would have it, Criswell Chevrolet, just a half hour drive north of the capital in Gaithersburg, Maryland agreed to make a deal. Harbour took the Caprice for a test drive, and can now remember his trip to the capital with a very special souvenir.
The team at GMInsideNews met up with Harbour at a local car show to snap plenty of photos of the rare U.S.-spec Caprice. See all those photos at the link below.