1988 Chevrolet Caprice

Streetside Classics-Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA

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Lithia Springs, GA



Year 1988
Mileage 17561
Engine 8
Doors 4
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Caprice

Caprice 1988

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Exterior Color Light Sapphire Blue
Interior Color Dark Sapphire


This 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon is an amazing find. Instead of decades of cross-country trips, this has averaged less than 550 miles annually. And you can really understand its exceptional survivor style everywhere from the soft feel of the velour to the smooth hum of the V8.

We bet you did think a car like this would have survived. This is a different kind of rarity where the Caprice wagons of this era would have been subjected to over 30 years of the family appliance. While most of these are tired and used up by now, this one has survived and thrived. So you get to appreciate the squared-off lines that have matured into an elegant style. The Light Sapphire Blue paint has a ton of originality, and a terrific hint of a metallic glow. The full blue pinstripe runs down both sides and encircles the rear to highlight just how good the body panels still look all these decades later. The chrome bumpers are bright, the trim is complete, and the factory hubcaps are all present. We just don't see cars like this anymore.

The sea of blue continues inside, and so does the amazing level of preservation. Low mileage means the velour on the driver's seat looks almost brand new. A tilt wheel and a fold-down armrest make sure this wagon knows how to get long haul comfortable. The wood-like trim has a completeness that really makes it look premium. In the center are controls for the Delco AM/FM radio and cold-blowing air conditioning. The dash also has handy features like a power passenger side mirror and a power window switch for the rear glass. The back seat is done in a matching comfy velour, the third row is a durable vinyl, and they both can all be folded flat for utility. How did the back seat survive without sticky finger stains or the family dog tearing up the cargo area? We don't have those answers, but we do know most people will be amazed as we are how this one looks. So it's perfect for loading up with supplies and spending the day showing it off at the car show. And don't forget, the tailgate is a two-position piece that opens to the side to let people in or folds down for true tailgating.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching 307 cubic-inch V8. It's a four-barrel carburetor car, and so you have a wonderfully stock presentation of one of the most reliable and known power packages around. We know there are some who are already dreaming of taking this hardy small block and adding some easy performance upgrades to create a terrific sleeper-style grocery-getter. But there's also just something alluring about the honest package that we already have. It's such a clean and correct look of a well-maintained classic. It fires up readily, idles smoothly, and runs with a steadfastness we all wish our daily drivers had. So this Caprice remains a terrific family wagon. It even has the four-speed automatic transmission with highway-ready overdrive for those long road trips. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and front discs make journeys near and far quite easy.

This time capsule even comes complete with the owner's manual and dealer invoice that proves this has been a southern-owned wagon. This is family-style nostalgia at its finest. So if you know what Radwood is, you know you need to call today!


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