Cop Car: 1994 Chevrolet Caprice 1A2 Wagon – Sold?
October 12, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
September 8, 2021 Update – We just spotted a fresh listing for this rare 9c1 Police Package Wagon we first featured in August. The pictures, description, and price all remain the same.
The holy grail of 1990s era Chevrolet Caprices is those you can find equipped with the 9C1 Police Package. The even holier grail is finding one of the 846 Caprice Station Wagons equipped with a similar 1A2 package. We came across one in September 2021 on Craigslist in West Allis, Wisconsin (Milwaukee) with only 69K miles for $6,999. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Caprice priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $5,500 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $14,400.
Chevrolet introduced its redesigned its traditional rear-wheel-drive, body-on-frame Caprice for the 1991 model year. While the rounded, more aerodynamic shape was quite a departure from the prior generation’s rectilinear design dating back to 1977, underneath the new car relied on the prior’s powertrains through 1993. For the 1994 model year, the Caprice received two new engine replacements that are the same exact size externally though differ internally.
For 1994, the standard engine in all sedans, including 9C1 police cars, was the 200 horsepower, 240 foot-pounds of torque, L99 4.3 Liter V8 providing better fuel economy in response to rising fuel prices following the Persian Gulf War. Optional was a mildly detuned version of the fourth-generation Corvette’s LT1 5.7 Liter V8 engine built for performance that put out 260 horsepower and 330 foot-pounds of torque. The LT1 was optional in the 9C1 police packages in regards to highways and rural areas and standard in all wagons, with General Motors offering roughly 846 optional 1A2 Caprice special service police package wagons between 1991-95, which were generally available for other administrative duties such as supervisors, detectives, unmarked units, and fire departments. 1994 Caprices feature a redesigned interior borrowing a Camaro steering wheel, digital speedometer, and a new instrument panel.
We came across another owner of a 1A2-equipped Caprice wagon who provides an overview of what this package included on Caprice wagons:
This rare 1a2 Caprice Wagon sports what appears to be a driver-quality repaint over the factory white hue, although several nicks point out it is showing signs of wear. The seller points out the driver’s seat is not an aftermarket cover but rather a special Pro Copper fully adjustable special police seat. This cop car has a lot of potential that will likely maintain if not increase in value.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Offered for sale is my 1994 Chevrolet Caprice 1A2 Police wagon. This is an extremely rare vehicle, as GM only made approximately 846 1A2 wagons from 1991 to 1994. 1995 had even less made and production ended mid-1995 with no more made after that. The 1A2 has all the 9C1 items that the sedan had, including the LT1 engine, 4L60E transmission, larger front and rear brakes, heavy-duty suspension, radiator, transmission, specific police wheels with center caps, also green lifetime silicone hoses. My wagon has never been on police duty and was purchased in a large lot of vehicles by the state of Michigan to be distributed as needed. This one going to the school district. The underside is in very good shape, some scale, but no holes anywhere at all. The body is good overall with only one antennae hole in the roof for their 2-way radio, and the factory driver’s side spotlight. Small rust spots with the rear pillars and elsewhere, the rest is rust-free. The paint is average and originally Arctic White and the interior is Adriatic Blue. The quarter panels were done with factory panel sections to make the wagon both more usable and aesthetically appealing to the eye. Something GM should have done. Mechanically the car is in very good repair with recent brake work using GM rotors, tune-up complete with GM new distributor, etc., fuel filter, temp sensor, EGR valve, head gaskets, and other gaskets, and other parts such as wiper blades, rear liftgate struts, etc. That being said about the only thing it needs yet besides being driven is the pan gasket shrank due to not being used and should be replaced. This is common on the LT1 anyway. The Interior is in very good shape and could use a cleaning. Dash has no cracks as the side panels as well. The driver’s seat has been replaced with a Pro Copper fully adjustable special police seat. I have the original driver’s seat if needed. I also have a replacement factory steering wheel for the one currently in there. It has the usual pieces missing. Changes to the wagon include a remote start theft alarm, aftermarket CD stereo radio with detachable face, driver’s seat mentioned above, and the rear wheel well conversion also above. Tires are good with about a little less than half remaining. I do have a complete set of winter tires mounted on police wheels that are new and will sell separately if desired. Spotlight is updated with the new and current rubber handle and the Unity SO4 light head in the Chrome plate. A vast improvement over the original light. This is your chance to own a piece of GM history and a true low mileage collectible wagon.“
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