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Opinions on a 1995 Chevy 1A2 Caprice wagon?

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I was talking to a guy the other day about a Caprice wagon and the SPID sticker said 1A2. The 1A2 RPO code was the special service code for fleet/police vehicles. However, this wagon was used for police service in Canada and was 1 of 8 imported that year. Only 70 were made for total production. The car still has the ticket reading light and everything but this was an unmarked car in its day. I am looking at this car for a friend who wants a sleeper car as his driver. Does anybody know what kind of fuel mileage it would get? 3rd seats are deleted, no speed limiter, still has the police spotlights and SEO wheels and center caps? The car is in decent shape with some rust but is a Maroon on maroon car for $900. The car has high mileage but the LT1 isn't unusual for that. Any opinions, let me know so I can pass them on and convince him to buy the car as I think it is cool.

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the words BUY IT come to my mind almost immediately!

The drivetrain is bulletproof (other than the optispark - which is good for at least 90k miles) The police stuff is there, which is a plus, but 1 of 70? RARE? YES! I would bet half have met the crusher by now, especially with steel prices where they are.

Does it have the ULTRA RARE power rear quarter windows? These are the small windows on each side just ahead of the D-pillar. Power units were for the 1A2 units only and were designed for K-9 units to get air to the dogs.

This would be an awesome car. Get it before some idiot buys it for the demo derby!

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$900 for a police package WAGON?! You actually need to ask if that's a good buy?! Are you feeling okay?

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Yeah... that's a great deal all day long.

This is the GM car that went out of production in '96 M.Y.

& the Mass. State Police were still repairing, servicing, &

rebuilding them using NOS & aftermarket parts & putting

them out for duty in the mid 2000s since the NEW! Ford

Interceptors were outclassed, outperformed & generally

just plain _owned by the B-bodys.

I've seen a few 9C1/police Caprice Classic Estates over

the years, there's a few photos of N.Y.C. stickered up

examples on the 'net.

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The seller told me that somebody else was going to look at it this week for a demo derby/parts car so I am trying to battle it out to save it. The seller was even willing to go lower so if my friend is slow to decide I may just take the hit and save it from an unneeded death. I always kind of liked the wagons anyways and the fact that it is the police 1A2 makes it even better. Toesuf94, yes it does actually have the power rear quarter windows. They even work because the owner of it now has a bunch of 9C1s etc and he used this one because it was great for hauling his dogs however they did damage interior panels. As far as I know this car was an unmarked K9 car for the special task force of the OPP from what I heard but still not 100%. There are a few items missing such as the push bar, emergency lights were of course taken off for legal reason but spotlights were left. The owner did take them off, however, so they would not get damaged or stolen by teenagers or whoever. I will keep you guys informed as I am trying to still push my friend to buy the car, but I may want to save it for myself or at least resell to somebody who would not demo it. There are a lot of neat cars for sale around here now including a 1970 Electra 225 4 door hardtop with 60k miles. The guy wants $1000 for that one even tho it is complete and body has little to no rust. Some of these cars are so cheap that they fare an unneeded death.

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SAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And the award for most obvious answer to a question goes to AM.

Seriously, screw your undecided friend. Buy it and save it before some retard destroys such a rare car. How can you go wrong for $900?

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B-Body arent Speed machines dont be suprised if a 3.8 W body beats you in it. Gas milage your looking at 15-18 city 21-25 hiway. but a SOLID and RELIABLE Car

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Well first off I wouldn't be racing 3800s anyways lol. I know what they can do and the Reatta and Lesabre can sprint pretty darn fast. I just find the cool factor of a police wagon is better than any ricer or FWD car out there. Oh well I am on a standstill right now on it as the person interested in using it as a demo car is looking at it tomorrow. The owner of the car right now doesn't want that to happen either so he will try not to sell the car to somebody like that. That mileage isn't too bad either for a big car so I may even think of using it as a driver as I drive more than 150 km a day now to school in the city.

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I just find the cool factor of a police wagon is better than any ricer or FWD car out there.

that' automotive scripture right there... :)

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25mpg (or more) highway is quite common on these cars if you can manage to keep your right foot off the floor. ;) The 95 1A2 wagons are one of, if not the rarest, of the last gen B-Body cars. At $900 it's worth it, unless it's a total rust case. Love to see some pictures if you have any.

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Here is a picture the seller took. Not a good picture and the car looks better in person. The rust on the car is surface rust but there are one or 2 small rust holes. He also has the SEO center caps and spotlights but were taken off so they would not be damaged.

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