Caprice, Impala SS to live till December (Toronto Star, 3/2/96)

    Sudden heavy demand for its Caprice and Impala SS full-size

sedans has prompted Chevrolet to decide to keep building the cars

through next December.  

   Last May, General Motors announced it was dropping the

slow-selling Chevys, plus the Buick Roadmaster and Cadillac

Fleetwood, sometime in 1996.

   The move signalled the end of the era of big, rear-wheel

drivers, once the mainstay of North American motoring.

   The Arlington, Texas, plant where the cars are built will be

devoted to pickups.

   Aficionados wanting the last Caprice or Impala are out of

luck. Chevy will keep them for historical purposes.