1990 Chevrolet Caprice

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham
This 1990 Classic Brougham would be
the last boxy, angled Chevrolet Caprice.

In its final year in this form, the 1990 Chevrolet Caprice carried over with very minor changes. It continued with one Classic wagon and four sedan versions: base, Classic, Classic Brougham, and Classic Brougham LS.

Powertrains also remained the same. Sedans carried a 5.0-liter V-8 with throttle-body fuel injection and 170 horsepower, while wagons got an Olds-built 5.0-liter V-8 with four-barrel carburetor and 140 horsepower. Both engines mated only to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Since its last redesign way back in 1977, the Caprice received little more than minor year-to-year updates. Through the end of the Seventies it generated tremendous volume, right up until the second oil embargo forced big-car sales to plummet.

Yet from 1980 on, the Caprice maintained a fairly steady 200,000-unit annual clip, generating some of the most consistent sales figures in the company, if not the industry. Not until word spread of an impending replacement did its popularity wane, 1990 sales falling to about 110,000.

Though the next generation would arrive with more modern, rounded lines, not everyone liked the change. To the end of its days, the "three box" Caprice had its fans, and not just among police and taxi fleets.

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon
Also on its way out in 1990 was
the Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon.

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Caprice

3,803-4,324

$14,525-$16,325

109,528 (approx.)

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