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1985 Diesel Caprice coupe

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looks good...

oooooooo look at the radio!!!! :lol: the window sticker looks more like it says chery (hand written)

but seriously, looks like it's in great shape.

cool find, esp since it's a coupe/diesel

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I always liked that bodystyle.
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Wow..very clean. No diesel badging that I could see from the pics. I've always liked that style of Caprice..hopefully it doesn't end up as a lowrider or donk.

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That is when Caprice was a winner. I remember those. I liked the 1988 Caprice Classic Brougham LS sedan.

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As awsome as that car is, it's not worth $14K.

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It's definitely not worth that kind of money!

It's nice to see one of those bodystyles though, my grandfather's final car 18 years ago was a 1989 Caprice Estate.

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My favorite of the '80s Caprices was the '86...had the restyled grille and taillights, but normal headlights (I didn't care for the composite lights). '86 was the last 2dr also, IIRC.

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The faux brushed aluminum trim on the radio, etc in the Caprice reminds me of a home stereo I had in the '80s...

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And I think that the GM designers in the 80's could only use squares, rectangles and 90 degree angles on every surface...Every car of the 80's from GM had square or rectangular everything...and yes, the brushed aluminum trim was so badly done. Not as bad as the ENTIRE dash on the Aries K being faux brushed...And those chrome strips on the seat backs would get so hot that you would get burned going into the back seats on a two door. Oh, the memories.

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Nice car, not worth the money they're asking though.

My issue with these cars, I had an '83 sedan, was that the steering wheel and gauges weren't directly in front of you if you sat in the center of the driver seat.

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Definitely nice car ... but, not sure worth that amount.

Hmmm...Gurnee IL ... just a bit NE of me ...

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i loved those 2 dr caprices, and diesel? oh my!

why is it car dealers never take side shots of a car. and they never lower the camera some.

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Back in '93-'95, a college friend of mine uncle owned a 1990 Caprice Classic Brougham in black with I think a gray interior. He kept it spotless and absoulutely loved it. He was in his 60s at the time and I believe he said it was going to be his last new car. His uncle retired in '95, when my friend graduated, and they all moved back to Texas (his uncle was a professor at the college) with the car in tow.

A neighbor where I grew up owned nothing but Caprices. I remember he had several of the '80s versions, but the one I liked best was his '91 or '92 Caprice Classic/LTZ. Not too many people like the "bath tub" 1991+ style (outside of the '94-'96 Impala SS), but if I had the opportunity to pick one up in nice shape for cheap, I would. I often pass an elderly owned '91-'93 Caprice Classic in white with blue interior. I'm waiting for the day I see a for sale sign in it's window :lol:

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Some of you guys must be diehard GM fans, or diehard big Chevy fans, or something!

My buddy owned TONS of those mid 1980s full size Chevys, his Dad used them as cabs.

I won't give my opinion on them, it wasn't a glowing memory.

LOL!!!!!!!

Diesel is cool as a rare option, but the 350 Olds gas engine based diesel was a nightmare. It was never thought of as a very good diesel, and for good reason. 105 horsepower and low revving didn't make for a screamin machine?

Google search "350 diesel olds" or "gas diesel olds 350" or the like, take a look! I worked on many!

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Not too many people like the "bath tub" 1991+ style (outside of the '94-'96 Impala SS), but if I had the opportunity to pick one up in nice shape for cheap, I would.

My buddy and his Dad HATED the bathtub cars when they came out, they refused to buy any for taxis for years, then finally gave in. They weren't in love with them, frequent repairs and maintenance costs drove them crazy. They liked the older "square" cars better, but were eventually forbidden from using them, their license required cars only a few years old.

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Not too many people like the "bath tub" 1991+ style (outside of the '94-'96 Impala SS)

Isn't that interesting?

I'm the same way ... I don't like that style ... but, I like it as the Impala SS. Amazing what a few differences can do to make a car look different/better.

Course, I loved it that the Impala featured the Impala emblem ... and was disappointed that the Caprice didn't feature the Caprice moniker.

Back in those days, someone here in town bought one of those "bath tub" Caprices and replaced the bowtie hood ornament with one from an '87/'88 Caprice ... and also replaced the wheels with the wire hubcaps of the late '80s vintage Caprices as well. As I recall, he also put the Caprice emblem on the sides of the car and at least one on the back end, too.

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This is what you are referring to:

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The Caprice eventually did get the Impala lines:

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Once they changed the Caprice for 1991 jmy dad wouldnt buy one either. Thats why he kept the 1985 in the shape its in now. I didnt mind the 1991-96 one so much after they redid the rear end for 1993. As you all can tell I am a fan of the 1977-90 B-bodies. That 1985 Diesel sounds like a cool deal for the right person. I would rather have what I have in mine. The 305 V8 with the 4-barrel carburetor. With the exception of a few scratches on the climate control panel where somebody had long fingernails mine is in nearly the same shape this one is. Well...... Mine has 117,000 miles but still it is in nearly the same shape.

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See the attached pics for the Caprices I prefer ('91-'92). I like the rear quarter panel design that partially covers the rear wheel; however, this was one of the biggest complaints at the time, hence GM redesigning the quarter panel (by opening up the wheel well) for the '93 m-y (as seen in the gray one from Ninety-Eight's post).

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I didn't like the rear wheelwells on the 91-92... I'd buy 1994+ B-Body if I could afford to keep gas in it in a heartbeat.

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I will keep my 1985. I know what it is and what it needs which is very little.

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