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#4570275 - 11/10/17 07:46 PM Caprice is off to a new home
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Put an add in Gumtree (Oz Craigslist), and had to reboot it a couple of times, no takers.

Yesterday a bloke rang me and haggled for a bit, then he and his son got up at 3AM, and took 6 hours of train rides to get here, only working off photos.

Naturally, the battery died, so he sat in the back seat while I bought a new one (decent, not a cheapie).

It was great to see his and his son's eyes light up when they saw it...apparently exactly what they were after, and he's already booked it in for a respray.




Clear coat was fading, Mrs love tapped an SUV, thus the green up front...rego due in 70 days (costs about $1,000 for compulsory insurance and rego)...I was never going to do it up really, so it's great that its gone to an owner who appreciates it.

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#4570282 - 11/10/17 07:52 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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Nice.

What's a rego?
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#4570283 - 11/10/17 07:52 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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Will you miss it?
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#4570286 - 11/10/17 07:54 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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Reminds me of a cross between a Cadillac Catera and a Buick of similar vintage.
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#4570293 - 11/10/17 08:01 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: JustinH]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32628
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: JustinH
Reminds me of a cross between a Cadillac Catera and a Buick of similar vintage.


I'm thinking oldsmobile cutlass (W-body) and 1st gen saturn SL1. The curved rear window does it. Maybe add a little Chrysler Concorde.

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#4570303 - 11/10/17 08:23 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: eljefino]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3884
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Originally Posted By: JustinH
Reminds me of a cross between a Cadillac Catera and a Buick of similar vintage.


I'm thinking oldsmobile cutlass (W-body) and 1st gen saturn SL1. The curved rear window does it. Maybe add a little Chrysler Concorde.

I was about to say that too.

That Caprice is the Oz equivalent to a Cadillac, but it's sold as a Chevy in the Middle East and Korea. GM had a laissez-faire approach with Holden and Daewoo.

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#4570315 - 11/10/17 08:53 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: ls1mike]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: ls1mike
Will you miss it?


I felt quite bad about it going...but it's $1,600-$1,800 a year to keep it on the road with registration and insurances.

16MPG US, on 98RON premium was costing a fortune for my wife's rural commute...the Captiva does 25MPG on much cheaper diesel.

So it was getting about 50 miles a week on it, and as stted, I was never going to dress it back up.

Originally Posted By: HangFire
Nice.

What's a rego?


Registration..

$70 in Registration "fee"...
$440 in orad tax

$410 in Compulsory third party personal damage insurance that must be paid before you can pay the above to the Govt ($6-700 in the big smoke).

Then insurance goes on the top of that if you want to cover yours and others property.

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#4570360 - 11/10/17 09:58 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Texas
Seeing and riding in this model around MEL ... think they are sharp and such a smooth/quiet car

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#4570362 - 11/10/17 10:00 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: JustinH]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3857
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: JustinH
Reminds me of a cross between a Cadillac Catera and a Buick of similar vintage.

if i'm remembering correctly, when Holden designed these, they adapted (mainly lengthened) the Opel Platform that the Catera was built upon...

but that front end screams Chrysler LeBaron to me...


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#4570363 - 11/10/17 10:02 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: JustinH]
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Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: New Zealand
Originally Posted By: JustinH
Reminds me of a cross between a Cadillac Catera and a Buick of similar vintage.


The Holden Commodores were Opel based, and modified for local content. The flattened top rear guard line originally came from the Vauxhall version because they needed a wider body. The Statesman and Caprice normally had the V8 (here), but driving them you couldn't pick if there was a supercharged V6 in there or not.

In NZ we have a similar yearly (or monthly if you like) rego fee. It's not much, but really stacks up when they add in the ACC levy (accident compensation). We have no compulsory insurance, but you are personally covered for injury, regardless of blame, so no sueing here.
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#4570367 - 11/10/17 10:06 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: 4WD]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: 4WD
Seeing and riding in this model around MEL ... think they are sharp and such a smooth/quiet car


Old girl was 20 years old, and I was still amazed how smooth it was this morning...

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#4570376 - 11/10/17 10:14 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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#4570395 - 11/10/17 10:42 PM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6351
Loc: Texas
Hated to see them shut down I have used your Barista serving their Hairdresser analogy a couple times
Perhaps Im just too much the old industrialist to get it

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#4570469 - 11/11/17 04:30 AM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: 4WD]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9998
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: 4WD
Seeing and riding in this model around MEL ... think they are sharp and such a smooth/quiet car





Those are sharp sharp cars. Really wish they still made the SS for here.
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#4570471 - 11/11/17 04:32 AM Re: Caprice is off to a new home [Re: Shannow]
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Shannow, that's not a bad looking car either given the age and color.

What engine did it have? Caprices of this vintage here are pretty rare now. The ones that are still around are either wagons or ex cop cars.
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