Location: Richmond, VA - willing to deliver many places on east coast
Contact: email at justin dot loehlein at gmail
Alright, the time has come to sell my Caprice. I bought it 8 years ago with a failing transmission and immediately built it into my ideal tow vehicle. I swapped in a T56 from a 1994 Camaro using the F2B adapter, put in 4.10 gears and a stiffer suspension. It runs 14s in the 1/4 mile, gets 12-14mpg towing 5k lbs (is capable of over 20 empty), and handles well for a 4500lb car. The close gearing in the 6 speed is great for towing and it'll cruise at 1800rpm doing 70mph, even while towing the trailer. The car has 270k on it now, I've put 35k miles on it since I owned it and it runs super strong. I have a spare, 80k mile motor that goes with it. I was going to replace the motor when I first got it, but it dyno'd at 226whp and 311ft-lbs all stock (prior to exhaust), so I decided to let it be. Here are the details.
Rebuilt T56 transmission
Detroit Tru-Trac diff with 4.10 gears
Stan's Tri-Y headers
Stainless X-pipe and mufflers
High flow cats
Completely rebuilt front-end steering and suspension with Moog parts
AirLift bags in the rear
Crown Vic rear sway bar
17x8 wheels and BRAND NEW 255/50/17 Nitto NT450s
Will include stock wheels with snow tires (car is a beast in the snow)
Cloth Bonneville bucket seats
Camaro gauge cluster
Class III hitch with 4 way and 7 way plugs
Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller
Recently replaced heater core, radiator and all hoses
New brake lines
I've got $13k in the car and it runs and drives great. I use top quality replacement parts (e.g. all the hoses and radiator core are AC Delco, belt is Good Year, bearings are all Timken, etc). Last year, I rebuilt the transmission with $1600 in parts - all new synchros and bearings plus billet synchro keys, steel 3-4 shift fork, bronze shifter pads, new mainshaft and 5-6 gear cluster. It's got a new clutch in it, too (stage 3 pressure plate with organic clutch disc from ClutchNet).
However, I haven't put as much focus into how the car looks. I removed all the exterior trim and much of the interior (carpet, headliner, plastic pillar trim). I will include all of it, but the headliner needs to be replaced and it doesn't make sense to put anything else back in until that is done. There are some broken clips on the driver's side door panel and the handle you grab onto is broken, making it fun to close. The AC compressor has been removed. The brake light on the dash is on - I'm pretty sure I forgot to reconnect the switch on the parking brake when I pulled the dash to do the heater core (there are no ABS codes).
This car isn't perfect by any means, but it is mostly rust-free, having spent its life in the south. I wasn't planning on selling the car, but I recently bought an open-top track day car, so I need to buy an enclosed trailer and I won't pull that with the Caprice.
Alright, below are a bunch of detailed pictures and a video. In case it's easier for folks to browse, here is a Flickr album that has all the photos
Video of car accelerating