Fabulous Full-Size: 73k-Mile 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Station Wagon

  • March 19, 2021
The Rundown
  • Final Series Full-Size, RWD Caprice
  • Reasonable 73k Seller-Stated Miles
  • 9-Passenger Model w/ Rear-Facing Rear Seat
  • 5.7L, 170hp, V8 Engine
  • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fully Equipped w/ Power Features
  • CA Smog Passed; Registration Good Through June
Why We Like It

General Motors’ full-size, rear-drive passenger cars were immensely popular in their final 1988-1996 production run, including Buick’s Roadmaster, Olds’ Custom Cruiser (until ‘92) and Chevrolet’s Caprice Station Wagons and sedans. Police, taxi, and fleet orders were also successful high-volume business lines for the last full-size Chevy models. Featuring a traditional front-engine, rear-drive layout and an array of standard and optional amenities, they’re also highly competent road cars with the F41 heavy-duty option available and the final iterations of Chevy’s legendary original 5.7L (350ci) small-block OHV V8 engine design. Caprice models of 1988-1996 were, and remain, startlingly good cars to drive with reassuringly solid, confident, well-tuned road manners, and even reasonable fuel economy.

fabulous-full-size-73k-mile-1993-chevrolet-caprice-station-wagon00H0H h6666a6JBXjz 0fu0bC 1200x900This 1993 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon looks very nice in the seller’s online photos and in their words, it’s even better than that. Loaded with the full range of factory available options and amenities, it’s powered by the 175hp EFI version of the yeoman 5.7L (350ci) V8 engine. According to the seller’s brief description, the Caprice runs and drives great, and the car has passed its latest CA emissions test and carries a registration good through June 2021. Thanks to the split front bench seat with fold-down central armrest and rear-facing fold-up rear seat, the Caprice can carry up to eight people and all the gear needed for a fun getaway, or a very efficient trip to the grocery store or Home Depot.

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Valuation Verdict

While not exactly considered collector cars, these “end-of-the-line” Caprice models are nonetheless sought-after by practical, value-conscious buyers everywhere. While 73k miles are significant, they’re not excessive, considering this Caprice Wagon is now 28 years of age. We’d like to see some service history, but at the seller’s ask, this useful and very nice Caprice seems to be a great buy well below our ‘$10k All Day’ upper threshold.

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