Caprice Classic Brougham 1989

As the Caprice became the new top-line full-size Chevrolet, the Impala (formerly the top model, which also included a Super Sport version) was demoted to second-best, with the Bel Air and Biscayne handling the lower part of the lineup. In 1973, the Caprice was renamed the Caprice Classic and added a convertible that lasted only three model years before it was discontinued after the 1975 model year along with its full-size B-body ragtop counterparts including the Oldsmobile Delta 88, Buick LeSabre and Pontiac Grand Ville.

During the 1977-1990 era, major styling changes were made in 1980 and 1986. Model offerings included a four-door sedan, two-door pillared coupe and 2 and 3-seat station wagons. The wagon re-introduced a fairly conventional 3-way tailgate, rear facing 3rd row seat, and boxy styling instead of the unusual slide-into-the-roof rear window used previously. In 1985, the woodgrain dashboard trim was replaced with a fake metal dashboard trim. The lower-line Impala was dropped after 1985, replaced by a re-badged base Caprice for 1986, the same year that a new Caprice Classic Brougham was introduced with a more luxurious interior than the regular Caprice Classic with pillowed velor 55/45 bench seats.

In 1987, an "LS" option package was made available on the Caprice Classic Brougham that included an exclusive Landau vinyl roof trim and an even more luxurious interior available in cloth or optional leather upholstery—the first full-size Chevy with real "hide" seats since the 1952 Bel Air

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