I won a 95 Caprice SS at auction here in Dubai. Curious what the production numbers were for the WX8 export spec 94-96?
Yes, a 'leaded' V4P.Export V4P?
Do we even know how many V4P were produced? It seems infinitesimally small …
It took the car makers a long time to realize just how much they could (or should) do with axle ratio.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.
Holy crap. You're saying they only built 485 Caprice wagons in total in 1996?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
Fixed it for you.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.
No... I'm pretty sure that's not what Gerry is saying. He's saying 485 total.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.
Even if that does not cover Canadian wagons, I did not think wagons were that rare!BUICK