1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (Statesman Model)
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"Thankyou Jesmond for the great deal you did for us. We are very happy with the Mercedes as you said we would be. It was great to meet you and your family and be able to talk with you about your experience and knowledge of the vehicle. It was a pleasure dealing with you and hope to have further dealings in the future."Brent Slade, Christchurch, New Zealand
The main difference between the Statesman and the Caprice lies within their equipment packages.
To elaborate, General Motors–Holden's updated the range in 1974 to create the Statesman HJ, retaining the Statesman de Ville whilst creating a new flagship in the Statesman Caprice. The Statesman Caprice was the most luxurious car offered by General Motors in Australia at that point, with air conditioning, leather seats, electric locking, power windows, and no fewer than 13 interior lamps all featuring on the standard equipment list.
The Caprice was visually distinctive with a specific radiator grille, Cadillac -style front bumper overriders, lavish fluted hubcaps and a bonnet ornament borrowed from the Chevrolet Caprice.
Moreover, Caprices are commonly powered by V8 engines rather than V6's and, whilst modern Caprices may be mistaken as fully specified versions of the cheaper Statesman, the two were separate Holden models in the past. Statesman is an automotive marque created in 1971 by Holden and sold in Australasia...Statesman HQ models were marketed in South Africa as the Chevrolet Caprice Classic.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This is a reasonably straight car with a sharp colour.
- Its not mint or concours but very tidy and goes exceptionally well.
- Very nice colour - paintwork good but has moisture trapped underneath, which has caused bubbling in some places.
- Good tires, good battery - runs and drives well.
- Original interior
- Spare wheel, jack etc available with car.
- Four wheel power disk brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Heated rear windscreen
- Central Locking
- Imported from South Africa and first registered in New Zealand in 2017
Rare in New Zealand, this isn’t an expensive car, that has the potential to be turned into something really nice and special.
Will be sold with a fresh WOF on sale and Registration.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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