When most car people talk about the 1994-1996 full-size Chevy era, most talk centers around the Impala SS model. Having owned both a ’95 and ’96 Impala SS brand new, I can tell you first hand it was the only big Chevy we had on our minds back then. The Caprice models were all but ignored. Over time, that has changed – the Caprices are very much appreciated by the Chevy B Body enthusiasts.
In 1965, we lived next door to the local Chevrolet Dealership. In October of that year I saw a load of cars being delivered on a transport truck. On the very top was an amazing 2-door Caprice! It was love at first sight. I told my wife, Diane that we were going to buy that car. On October 7th, 1965 we bought it for $3270. We traded in our 1959 Impala, and our note was $74 a month. I admitted to Diane that I wasn’t sure if we could afford it, but we would enjoy it while we could. We ended up owning the car for ten years and put over 100,000 long miles on it.
This 1958 Biscayne wows ’em downunder. My interest in American cars goes way back to my childhood days. Back then, my mother would buy me Matchbox and Dinky toy cars when I harped at her while we were out shopping. We would buy a mix of English and American cars, but it was the American cars I was drawn to because they were longer and lower and usually featured two-tone paintwork.
Are there true future classics being manufactured today? I mean other than Corvettes and Camaros? Sure, the Blue Oval has their Mustang and the on-again-off-again Ford GT, and Dodge has their Challenger (and to a lesser extent, the Charger). But since we’re a Chevy crowd, let’s concentrate on our brand.
When cleaning your windshield, use a short nap microfiber and clean in one direction on the inside and the other direction on the outside. This way you don't have to chase streaks and you can tell if you need a final wipe on the inside or out.