6 Replies to “1976 Chevrolet Caprice Estate: Woodie’s Woody”

  1. Avatarjc

    I learned to drive in a ’74 version of that car, only without the 3rd row seats and with the 350. That was the car in which I made Dallas to Houston (245 miles) in less than three hours one time.

    But god, those things were HUGE!

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  2. AvatarJohn C.

    Glad you were able to save the wagon. Seeing the wraparound back window next to the more formal 88 might make you guess it was the newer.

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  3. Avatarbluebarchetta

    Deal of the century! Did the clamshell tailgate work properly? Such a cool feature on the 71-76 wagons.

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  4. AvatarDave W

    We had a 1973 Caprice Estate Wagon that had the same external color scheme, and was beige on the inside. But – ours had a 454! That was one of the cars in which I learned to drive. When I thought I was far enough away from the house, I’d stop and flip over the air cleaner cover, allowing that 4-bbl Rochester to breathe. Then I’d hit the gas and listen to beautiful big-block sounds. Unfortunately, I never was quite far enough from the house, so I’d get caught. Over and over…

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  5. Avatar-Nate

    *VERY* glad you saved it and that someone who really cherishes it has it now .

    I miss those old Land Barges, working hard (the movie studios used them as cast movers) or full of happy screaming children cris crossing the U.S. of A. decades ago .

    I had a $150 1968 Chrysler full size wagon in the mid 1970’s, it was robust and smooth , plenty of room too darn big for my taste ~ I replaced the noisy U-Joint and sold it on for $350 .

    Most of all I think I miss my near cherry 1962 Ford Ranch wagon with 289 V8, it wasn’t fancy but it was a truly great car .

    -Nate

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