73 Chevrolet Caprice (Bethlehem Police Car) (1994) (2)
Chevrolet Caprice (1991-96) Engine 5700cc V8
The fourth geneeration Caprice, introduced in 1991 was completely restyled, replacing the third generations rectilinear design with rounded, more aerodynamic sheetmetal. While the body and interior were all new, excluding the Anti-Lock Braking System — the chassis and powertrain were carried over from April 1990.and several major components (including the floor pan) are entirely interchangeable between 1977 and 1996.
The new styling received a luke warm reception, which hit sales figures. For 1993 there were some revisions, the most obvious being the removal of the skirted rear wheel wells on the Sedans while the Estates retained their skirted wheels
n 1994 the Caprice received the new-generation GM engines, including an optional detuned version of the Corvette's LT1 350 cu in engie of 260bhp.
The standard engine in all sedans, including the 9C1 police cars, was the 200 hp L99 263 (4.3 L) V8. The LT1 was optional in the 9C1 police-package and standard in the wagon.
The Caprice 9C1 with the LT1 engine became one of the fastest and most popular modern day police vehicles. This vehicle established such strong devotion by many police departments that a cottage industry thrived in refurbishing Caprices for continued police service after GM discontinued production of the car,
Shot at Tatton Park, Manchester, Classic Car Show 18:08:2012 REF 88-73.