There are few wagons bigger than today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Caprice, but if that alone is not long enough, this one comes with a boat and trailer to sweeten the deal. You’re going to have to decide however if that helps to keep the price from sinking the deal.
While much debate was had over the youthfulness of its license plate, fully 88% of you agreed that yesterday’s seemingly clean 1987 Volvo 760 GLE diesel earned it a Nice Price win. What’s that old adage that wold be appropriate in such situations - smoke if you’ve got ‘em? - well, this Volvo will let you.
Hopefully neither a smoker itself nor ever smoked in - that’s a lot of Febreze - comes today’s 1976 Chevrolet Caprice Estate Wagon… and a freaking boat! If you have ever wished to drive something as long as a big rig, but have always been too lazy as to get a Class A CDL, then this might just be the set up for you.
The ’76 Caprice wagon was the last of what we call the full-figured models, rocking a 121.5-inch wheelbase and a 222.9-inch overall length. That’s eighteen and a half feet of ‘70s family hauler. The big GM’s wagons’ other claim to fame was the clamshell tailgate, which electrically opened and closed sort of like the back sweepers on NYC garbage trucks.
This one comes in buttercup under a woodgrain appliqué on both sides, and over a black vinyl interior. Everything looks excellent, and is described in the ad as having both a factory-fresh interior and working everything.
Amazingly, the car has but 110,000 claimed miles. That’s possibly owed to the 14-years it spent in storage having been awakened from its Rip Van Winkle-dom just in 2013. Since then it’s seen what’s said to be $10K in mechanical maintenance, including an engine ‘overhaul.’
That engine is Chevy’s 400-cid V8 which this production year put out 175-bhp and 305 lb-ft of torque. With the 2bbl carb and 3-speed THM400, that should be good for… oh, I’d say about 11 miles per gallon of regular you put in it. Still, how else you going to get YOUR NEW BOAT to the lake?
That boat is a 1977 16-foot Bahama TriHull with an inboard Volvo Penta AQ130A and which sits on a Vanson trailer. The paint scheme of both has been updated to compliment that of the Caprice.
The condition of the boat and its motor are described as excellent, and the boat, trailer, and car are ONLY offered as a package deal, so if you were getting all excited about the though of having a lone boat trailer as a lawn ornament, calm the hell down.
That package - again, a low-mile, acres-big Chevy wagon, cool, begging for bikinis boat, and a trailer - has a Buy It Now of $34,800. Yikes! Yes, that’s a lot of samolians, but then this is a lot of damn-near everything.
What’s your take on this surf and turf (sort of) package and its price? Is that a reasonable amount of cash to ask for this Chevy boat and its actual boat? Or, is that price a turnoff to your inner executive cat?
H/T to west-coaster for the hookup!
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