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I won a 95 Caprice SS at auction here in Dubai. Curious what the production numbers were for the WX8 export spec 94-96?
 

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I won a 95 Caprice SS at auction here in Dubai. Curious what the production numbers were for the WX8 export spec 94-96?
Unless mistaken, there is no such thing as a 1994 WX8, only 1995 or 1996.

(Still wondering about Fleetwood V4P NM8 …)
 

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Export V4P?
Do we even know how many V4P were produced? It seems infinitesimally small …
Yes, a 'leaded' V4P.
I don't even know if ANY exist, and even if one does, I'll probably never find a VIN for a V4P NM8.
For what the ISSF knows, the rarest of the B-bodies was the 1996 1A2 Special Service Wagon. Less than 400, if memory serves. It was rare, because who the hell wants a wagon that looks like it's supposed to be able to haul 2000lb of stuff, equipped with a rear axle gear that cannot safely haul 2000lb of stuff?
It was rare because it was a bad idea. No police dept was ever gonna drive a 1A2 wagon on a long enough road trip to achieve 2.56's HiWay MpG benefit - but they probably wound up finding out how bad 2.56 is for the 4L60E …

On the other hand, the V4P was one of the best ideas ever. Many if not most Caprices RoadMasters & Fleetwoods would have been improved by 3.42, even if they'd never tow anything.
Yet V4P was not applied to NEARLY enough D-cars, not ANY B-cars.
OE 3.42 wagons would have been pretty frakken [email protected]$$.
The Impala SS should have been 3.42 standard, 3.73 optional.
 
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Yes, a 'leaded' V4P.
I don't even know if ANY exist, and even if one does, I'll probably never find a VIN for a V4P NM8.
For what the ISSF knows, the rarest of the B-bodies was the 1996 1A2 Special Service Wagon. Less than 400, if memory serves. It was rare, because who the hell wants a wagon that looks like it's supposed to be able to haul 2000lb of stuff, equipped with a rear axle gear that cannot safely haul 2000lb of stuff?
It was rare because it was a bad idea. No police dept was ever gonna drive a 1A2 wagon on a long enough road trip to achieve 2.56's HiWay MpG benefit - but they probably wound up finding out how bad 2.56 is for the 4L60E …

On the other hand, the V4P was one of the best ideas ever. Many if not most Caprices RoadMasters & Fleetwoods would have been improved by 3.42, even if they'd never tow anything.
Yet V4P was not applied to NEARLY enough D-cars, not ANY B-cars.
OE 3.42 wagons would have been pretty frakken [email protected]$$.
The Impala SS should have been 3.42 standard, 3.73 optional.
It took the car makers a long time to realize just how much they could (or should) do with axle ratio.
 

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The Kalephonyuh Air Resources Board's anachronistically unrealistic MpG tests have more to do with it.

The 6L80, 8L90, & 10L90 did more to improve MpGs - and CAFE MpG test scores - than [email protected]$$ axle ratios ever could.
Coupling a 4L60E to 2.56 axle pretty much makes a 3 speed transmission that cannot haul extra weight or @$$ very well.
Coupling an 8L90 to a 2.56 axle, however, pretty much makes a 7 speed transmission that can still haul extra weight or @$$ better than the above.

Instead of a 10L90, they should've made the 8L90E with a few different gears or gear spreads or whatever.
The 10L90 is nowhere nearly as much of an improvement over the 8L90, as the 8L90 is over the 6L80.
Same goes for the 6L80/6L90 over the 4L60E.

Time for an episode of Black Mirror with meatloaf & green tea …
 

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1996 1A2 Special Service Wagon. Less than 400, if memory serves. It was rare.
The accepted numbers for 1996 Caprice wagons in any configuration is 485

1A2 numbers are said to be
1996 1A2 wagon total = 1
1995 1A2 wagon total = 154
1994 1A2 wagon total = 217
 

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The accepted numbers for 1996 Caprice wagons in any configuration is 485

1A2 numbers are said to be
1996 1A2 wagon total = 1
1995 1A2 wagon total = 154
1994 1A2 wagon total = 217
Holy crap. You're saying they only built 485 Caprice wagons in total in 1996?

I had no idea they were that rare.
 
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Correct, that is why I drive a run of the mill 1995 at just over 5000


BUICK
1991: 6,729
1992: 11,019
1993: 9,525
1994: 8,669
1995: 5,522
1996: 8,962

Chevrolet
1991: 15,000
1992: 13,400
1993: 10,607
1994: 7,719
1995: 5,030
1996: 485

Somewhere I have the Canadian numbers but we normaly run at about 10%
Where I live, Caprice wagons are-where quite uncommon.
In 2001 I had to " settle " for a 95 from thousands of miles away.
 

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Did GM have a bunch of leftover Roadmaster interiors that they wanted to use?

Why the massive shift in Roadmaster vs Caprice for 96?
 

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Holy crap. You're saying they only built 485 Caprice wagons
with SEO 1A2
in total from 1994-19961996?
I had no idea they were that rare.
Fixed it for you.
Specifically, wagons with SEO 1A2, as in, wagons that were supposed to only be buyable with government contracts, like law enforcement.
I suspect that Fleetwoods with V4P were slightly more common than WX8, but less common than WX3.
 

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Fixed it for you.
Specifically, wagons with SEO 1A2, as in, wagons that were supposed to only be buyable with government contracts, like law enforcement.
I suspect that Fleetwoods with V4P were slightly more common than WX8, but less common than WX3.
No... I'm pretty sure that's not what Gerry is saying. He's saying 485 total.
 

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1 + 154 + 217 = 372
 

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Math aside, there were many wagons.
(Sometimes I wonder, which was more common: wagons, or LT1 sedans? …)
SEO 1A2 Special Service wagons were about as rare, if not even rarer than WX8.
 

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"Math aside, there were many wagons."

What does that even mean ??
I was going to say the same thing.

I love you Marky, but what the hell.
 

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my bad. Did not see Gerry's post.
BUICK
1991: 6,729
1992: 11,019
1993: 9,525
1994: 8,669
1995: 5,522
1996: 8,962

Chevrolet
1991: 15,000
1992: 13,400
1993: 10,607
1994: 7,719
1995: 5,030
1996: 485
Even if that does not cover Canadian wagons, I did not think wagons were that rare!
I know SOMEONE knows if there is an RPO for wagon?
 
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