The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced in North America (and later in Australia by Holden) from 1965 to nowadays.
The Caprice name was coined by Bob Lund (Chevrolet's General Sales Manager) after a classy restaurant he frequented in New York . Some say the car was named after Caprice Chapman, daughter of auto executive and influential Indy-car official James P. Chapman. The Caprice was intended to compete with the Ford LTD, Plymouth VIP, AMC Ambassador DPL, and even the smaller Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. These models included luxuriously upholstered interiors with simulated wood dashboard and door-panel trim, thicker carpeting, sound insulation, courtesy lighting, and more upscale exterior trims.
There are 6 generations of Caprice. The second one concerns models produces between 1971 and 1976 (the Turbo-Jet 7.4 l was the biggest block).