Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Big Chevrolets like this once ruled the highways of North America.
We saw this 1970 Caprice last month, but prior to that it's been all Bel Airs and Impalas in the Alameda Full-Size Chevy-O-Rama. Let's make it two Caprices today! The Caprice was the most expensive and luxurious big Chevy for 1973, with a four-door hardtop like this one going for $4,064, or more than 800 bucks over the price of the base Bel Air sedan. You could even get one with a 454 big-block V8… which made just 245 horsepower (and, on the bright side, about 9 billion foot-pounds of torque at 3 RPM).