Chevrolet Caprice Available to the Public (For Now)

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If you have ever dreamed of cruising around in a new, legal, certified Chevrolet Caprice now is your chance. 13 detective-model Caprice's are available for purchase at Criswell Chevrolet of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Caprice is very similar to the dearly departed Pontiac G8 with its 355hp V8 and rear-wheel-drive. The dealership has specially outfitted power windows and power seats for the general sales version.

Originally, the Australian-built sedan continuation of the Holden Commodore was to be imported only as a police-only fleet car. Apparently an oversight in the contract by GM allows the dealership to sell it to the public, as there isn't a stipulation in the sales contract stating the Caprice can only be sold to law-enforcement agencies. Due to the immense publicity of Criswell's sale of the Caprice, GM has instituted a new ban on selling to the public in the rest of their sales contracts. If you don't want to wait for a high mileage version to cross an auction block in the next few years you need to move soon, really soon.

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The list price runs from $31,000 to $37,000. The Caprice sedan is GM's 2nd RWD vehicle after the pricey$67,000 Cadillac CTS-V.

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