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1978 Caprice specs

 

 

In 1978 full-size chevrolets received a revised front & rear styling treatment, Otherwise the full-size Chevrolets styling cas carried over from 1977. The Caprice grille had a lattice crosshatch pattern with fewer dividers than before. The taillamps & moldings were also restyled. As in 1977 the Caprice was again available in 2 door coupe, 4 door sedan and wagon(two or three seat) body styles. 14 standard body colors were offered, 10 of these were new this year. In addition to styling differences, The Caprice added a few items to the standard equipment list. They included a: Dual-Note Horn Full Wheel Covers Wheel Opening Moldings Clock Interior Lighting Fold Down Center Armrest on Sedans The Caprice Classic Landau Coupe, introduced in 1977, Was continued in 1978. The Landau appearance package included an: Elk-Grain Forward Vinyl Top with Bright Rear-Edge Molding Sports Mirrors Wire Wheel Covers with Landau Hub Identification Accent Striping and Belt Molding Painted to match the vinyl top Rear sail Panels held a Landau Name Plate. Caprice Classic (SIX/V-8) Series Model - 1B Body Style - N47 Body Type & Seating - 2 Door Spt Coupe, 6 Pass. Factory Price - $5,526 - $5,711 Shipping Weight - 3548 - 3656 Product Total - 37,301 Series Model - 1B Body Style - N47/Z03 Body Type & Seating - 2 Door Landau Coupe, 6 Pass. Factory Price - $5,830 - $6,015 Shipping Weight - N/A Product Total - 22,771 Series Model - 1B Body Style - N69 Body Type & Seating - 4 Door Sedan, 6 Pass. Factory Price - $5,626 - $5,811 Shipping Weight - 3578 - 3686 Product Total - 203,837 Series Model - 1B Body Style - N35 Body Type & Seating - 4 Door Estate Wagon, 6 Pass. Factory Price - --- - $6,012 Shipping Weight - --- - 4079 Product Total - 24,792 Series Model - 1B Body Style - N35/AQ4 Body Type & Seating - 4 Door 3S Estate, 8 Pass. Factory Price - --- - $6,151 Shipping Weight - --- - 4109 Product Total - 32,952 General Engine Specifications Engine VIN Code - D Inline OHV. Six Cylinder Cast Iron Block & Head Displacement: 250 cu. in. (4.1 liters) Bore & Stroke: 3.88 x 3.53 in. Compression Ratio: 8.3:1 Brake Horsepower: 110 at 3800 R.P.M Torque: 195 lb. -ft. at 1600 R.P.M. Seven Main Bearings Hydraulic Valve Lifters Carburetor: 1Bbl Roch. 1ME Engine VIN Code - U BASE V-8 (Impala/Caprice Wagon) OPTIONAL V-8 (Impala, Caprice) 90-degree, Overhead Valve V-8 Cast Iron Block & Head Displacement: 305 cu. in. (5.0 liters) Bore & Stroke: 3.74 x 3.48 in. Compression Ratio: 8.5:1 Brake Horsepower: 145 at 3800 R.P.M Torque: 245 lb. -ft. at 2400 R.P.M. Five Main Bearings Hydraulic Valve Lifters Carburetor: 2Bbl Roch. 2GC Engine VIN Code - L 8 Cyl. Displacement: 350 Cu. In. Liter - 5.7 Engine Mfg. - Chevrolet Carburetor Type - 4bbl Horsepower @ rpm - 170@3800 Torque @ rpm (ft. lbs.)- 270@2400 Bore x Stroke (in.) - 4.00 x3.48 Compression Ratio - 8.5:1 Oil Pressure @ 2000 rpm - 45 Chassis Data Wheelbase - 116.0 in Overall Length - 212.1 in - (Wagon) 214.7 in Height - (Coupe) 55.3 in, (Sedan) 56.0 in, (Wagon)58.0 in Width - (Caprice) 75.5 in, (Wagon) 79.1 in Front Tread - (Caprice) 61.8 in, (Wagon) 62.2 in Rear Tread - (Caprice) 60.8 in, (Wagon) 64.1 in Standard Tires (Caprice) FR78 X 15/B GBR, (Wagon) HR78 X 15B SBR TECHNICAL Transmission Three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic standard on Caprice. Automatic Gear Ratios (1st) 2.52:1, (2nd) 1.52:1, (3rd) 1.00:1, (Rev) 1.94:1 except standard Caprice (Caprice six) 2.73:1 (Caprice V-8) 2.41:1 (Caprice Wagon) 2.56:1 Steering/Supension/Body Same as 1976 - 1977 Brakes Front Disk, Rear Drum Ignition Electronic Fuel Tank Caprice - 21 gal. Wagon - 22 gal. Engine Options 350 cu. in. 4Bbl (Coupe/Sedan) $300 (Wagon) $115 Transmission/Differential Positraction Axle Caprice - $58 Suspension Options F40 H.D. Suspension - $20 F41 Sports Suspension - $38 Superlift Rear Shock Asorbers - $50 Heavy-Duty Raidator - $40 H.D. Alternator (61 amps) - $31 Caprice Appearance Option Packages Value Appearence Group: Bodyside & Wheel Opening Moldings Full Wheel Cover - $73 Comfort Convenience Options Four Season Air Conditioning - $569 Comfortron Autotemp Air Condition - $655 Rear Defogger, Forced Air: Wagon - $51 Rear Defogger, Electric - $94 Cruise-Masterspeed Control - $95 Tinted Glass - $76 Comfortilt Steering Wheel - $70 Power Door Locks - $82 - $114 Six Way Power Driver's Seat - $151 Power Windows - $130 - $190 Power Trunk Opener - $21 Power Tailgate lock: Wag - $40 Electric Clock - $28 Econominder Gauge Pkg - $50 Intermittent Wipers - $32 Lighting, Horns & Mirrors Aux. Lighting - $32 - $46 Drivers Remote Mirror - $16 Dual Remore Mirrors - $48 Dual Sports Mirror Left Remote - $33 Dual Remote Body Color Sports Mirror - $57 Visor Vanity Mirror - $4 Lighted Visor Mirror - $37 Entertainment Options AM/FM Radio - $160 AM Radio - $80 AM/FM Stereo Radio - $323 Stereo Tape Player with AM Radio - $250 Cassette Player with AM/FM Stereo - $332 AM/FM/CB Radio and Power Antenna - $498 Rear Speakers - $24 Dual Front Speakers - $20 Power Antenna - $45 Windshield Antenna - $25 (inclu. with radio) Exterior Trim Options Power Sky Roof - Coupe/Sedan - $595 Vinyl Roof -Coupe/Sedan - $142 Two-Tone Paint - $47 Custom Two-Tone Paint - $115 Pin Striping - $33 Roof Carrier: Wagon - $110 Color-Keyed Body Side Moldings - $43 Door Edge Guards - $11 - $18 Bumper Rubber Strips Front/Rear - $50 Bumper Guards - $46 Interior Trim/Upholstery Options Vinyl Bench Seat Coupe/Sedan - $24 Knit Cloth 50/50 Seat Coupe/Sedan - $224 Sport Cloth 50/50 Seat: Wagon - $248 Vinyl 50/50 Seat - $224 - $248 Special Custom Cloth 50/50 Seat Coupe/Sedan - $365 Delux Load-Floor Carpet: Wagon - $71 Delux Cargo Area Carpet: Wagon - $102 Color-Keyed Mats - $20 Litter Container - $6 Color-Keyed Seatbelts - $21 - $24 Delux Trunk Trim - $44 Wheel Cover Options Full Wheel Covers - $38 Sport Wheel Covers - $50 Coupe/Sedan Tires FR78 x 15/B GBR - $46 FR78 x 15/B SBR BSW - $48 FR78 x 15/B SBR WSW - $94 GR78 x 15/B SBR WSW - $124 GR70 x 15/B SBR WSW - $147 Wagon Tires HR78 x 15/B SBR WSW - $52 Exterior Colors Magic Mirror Acrylic Finish In 14 Color Choices White Silver* Black Light Blue* Light Blue Metallic Dark Blue Metallic Light Green Metallic Medium Green Metallic* Light Camel* Camel Metallic* Dark Camel Metallic* Saffron Metallic* Carmine Metallic* Dark Carmine Metallic* * Denotes New For 1978 Custom Two-Tone Colors Light Blue Metallic/Dark Blue Metallic Silver/Medium Gray Light Camel/Gold Metallic Light Green Metallic/Medium Green Metallic Dark Carmine Metallic/Carmine Metallic Interior Trim Standard Interior Colors Blue Green Camel Carmine Black Special Custom Interior Colors Camel Green Blue Carmine