Here's a funny thing: Many of Detroit's "last convertibles" were more numerous than earlier models. Take Chevrolet's last big ragtop, the 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, which saw 8349 copies versus 4670 for the similar '74. Well, that's what happens when people hear that something is endangered and rush to buy before it's all gone.
The 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic included a
175-horsepower 400 V-8 linked to Turbo Hydramatic transmission.
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Of course, there have been other ragtop Chevys since, but none as sumptuous as this Caprice. And sadly for convertible lovers, there probably won't be again.
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