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!

  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.

  3. Avatarbluebarchetta

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

  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…

  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 .



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