Super Stepside Conversion: 1986 Chevrolet Caprice
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: I’m pretty sure I’ve seen one of these before, and your site is the most likely suspect. Hey, I take offense to that statement…because everything on this site is strictly perfectly restored concours approved classics. Just because the last few weeks has featured two Fiberfab Aztecs and a Jaguar V6 powered MX-5 doesn’t mean we aren’t purists at heart. Hah, who am I kidding — this plastic minitruck bodied Super Stepside Caprice has side pipes and a spot in DT’s garage any day of the week. At first glance I thought this was a one-off creation, but it is a kit built by Donald Fusilier in Lafayette Louisiana who also makes Cajun fiberglass truck fenders and crawfish tables. Find this 1986 Chevrolet Caprice El Caprimino offered for $18k in Olathe, KS via facemarket bookplace.
From the seller:
1986 Chevrolet Caprice
Listed a week ago in Olathe, KS
About This Vehicle
Driven 100,000 miles
Exterior color: Off_white · Interior color: White
Fuel type: Gasoline
Super step side conversion kit. Frame and doors are from.a 1986 caprice. Has a stock 350 in it with a 700r4. It’s my friends dads vehicle. Please PM me and I will give you his number. Very fun vehicle to drive. It has working ac and everything else works as well. Tires are new as well. He is asking 18k. The color is similar to the Cadillac diamond white. The price is obo. The kit was put together in 2004 and its had probably 10,000 miles or less put on it since then. Sunday driver basically.
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Starting with a Caprice, the epitome of a 3-box-design sedan, seems like a very odd choice to build into a swoopy anything, especially a pickup. I’m assuming it’s all due to the robust chassis, drivetrain, availability, and low cost. Still, those doors look very angular compared to the rest of it.
I like and dislike this thing equally. But either way, I can’t stop seeing a jacuzzi tub when I look at the rear half of it. Maybe if it wasn’t in bathtub white…?
“I like and dislike this thing equally. But either way, I can’t stop seeing a jacuzzi tub when I look at the rear half of it.”
I didn’t know what to say about this vehicle. And then you said it perfectly.
Visual proof of the age old adage, “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should”!
Why is a Caprice suddenly “fun to drive?”
ahhh, ha ha ha ha… all the people you will get to watch walking into telephone poles ‘n’ mailboxes ‘n’ stuff while gawping at your ugly truckcar… ohhh, ho ho ho
Seeing as one of the almost infinite versions is present here, anyone have an opinion on the quality of Grant steering wheels?