1987 Chevrolet Caprice

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham LS Sedan
The 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Brougham LS Sedan got only minor tweaks.

The 1987 Chevrolet Caprice marked the 11th year since the full-size Chevy had enjoyed its new "downsized" design, but the big car continued as popular as ever.

Though a good chunk of production went into police and taxicab service, there were still plenty of buyers who equated size and weight with value and safety. But these cars really were big inside as well and provided higher towing limits than most front-drive rivals.

A very mild facelift graced the Caprice this year, consisting only of new composite headlights and the return of a stand-up hood ornament.

Minor internal engine modifications, including roller valve lifters, boosted horsepower of the 5.0-liter V-8 to 170, up five from before. The 4.3-liter V-6 stayed the same at 140 horsepower. Newly optional for wagons was a low-compression Oldsmobile 5.0-liter V-8 that put out 140 horsepower.

A three-speed automatic was the only transmission offered with the V-6, while a four-speed automatic was the sole offering with the V-8s.

As if the top-line Caprice Classic Brougham sedan didn't already include enough adjectives in its name, a new Caprice Classic Brougham LS sedan took over top honors for 1987. The base Caprice line added a wagon to the existing sedan, and the Caprice Classic continued in coupe, sedan, and wagon form.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham LS Sedan
Caprice got a small power hike for 1987.
This is a Caprice Classic Brougham LS.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Caprice

3,510-4,125

$10,995-$14,245

228,500

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