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1.)If you were to buy a 94-96 Caprice (fully loaded or close to it), was the 4.3 the standard engine package? I know they also came in 9C1 equiped also.
2.)Was the 5.7 listed as "standard" or as an option? I am thinkin they came both ways. Just need to clearify this.
3.) Was the 5.7 only available in the Caprice (Civi-models) as a "B4U" optioned car?
a.) I do know the 5.7 came in the WX3, 9C1 & B4U packaged cars.
b.) It was the Base engine in Roadmaster & Fleetwoods.

The reason I am asking is I need to buy another daily driver. I am basically "carless" right now.
"Wytltng" is broke & in the process of being repaired.
My 91 Caprice Classic (386 Stroker), is still being worked on.
I had a 91 Chevy C2500 Silverado but the bottom end is gone.
My 96 GMC C3500 Dually the rear diff decided to eat the left axle bearings. Putting a new diff in this week.
My 94 Black RMS (was my Daily Driver), I gave to brother to drive.
My back up Daily Driver (Gold 94 B4U), is supposed to be gone tommorrow. Didn't want to sell it but got offered a nice price for it & can't refuse it. It was it's first day out I took it to Woodward on Sat. I worked all last week after work getting it ready to drive. It sucks not having your own wheels.

I am going to be looking for another car soon which brings me back to my original questions. I done some serching on Cl an see a lot of caprices that are loaded nice but have 4.3. I prefer a loaded caprice with the 5.7.

Give me some sort of feedback please.
 

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1.)If you were to buy a 94-96 Caprice (fully loaded or close to it), was the 4.3 the standard engine package? I know they also came in 9C1 equiped also.
Yes. Unless I am mistaken, most 'Caprice LS' have L99 engines.
2.)Was the 5.7 listed as "standard" or as an option? I'm thinking they came both ways. Just need to clearify this.
The L99 4.3L V8 was the standard engine for ALL Caprice SEDANS, including 9C1.
3.) Was the 5.7 only available in the Caprice (Civi-models) as a "B4U" optioned car?
a.) I do know the 5.7 came in the WX3, 9C1 & B4U packaged cars.
b.) It was the Base engine in Roadmaster & Fleetwoods.
I'm not sure, but an LT1 Caprice civilian sedan that came from the factory withOUT a mechanical fan is quite rare.
... It sucks not having your own wheels.

I am going to be looking for another car soon which brings me back to my original questions. I done some serching on Cl an see a lot of caprices that are loaded nice but have 4.3. I prefer a loaded caprice with the 5.7.

Give me some sort of feedback please.
The only good thing about the L99, is the POSSIBILITY of the 8.5" rear end with 3.23 gears; the smaller, weaker rear end with 2.73 gears is just totally wacktastic.

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UPDATE:
Never sold the car. Which is fine by me.
After doing some internet searching kinda hard to find a B4U car that is clean, nice shape & not rusted out. I found roadmasters but wasn't wanting one of those. My last daily driver was one. I was leaning towards a Caddy but the way I use a car, getting in & out with dirty clothes, hauling parts, & normal wear & tear would take it's toll on the interior. Not something I was willing to do.
The car I got now I will just have to keep it clean. Tan leather interior.
Besides 20 mpg in city driving is hard to beat.
 

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Your best bet if you want a caprice with the 5.7 would be the 9c1. the 9c1 did come with 4.3 however I personaly have never seen one in the junkyard down the street from my house. Also the fleetwoods and roadmaster both come standard with the 5.7, 4.3 was not an option for them.
 
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