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1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic in The Terminal, Movie, 2004 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Position 01:55:47 [*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


rjluna2 US

2010-04-10 19:03

No, that is more likely 1980/85 Chevrolet Caprice Classic per the taillight design...

karoomay SY

2010-04-10 19:44

I also see a 1988-91 Ford LTD Crown Victoria ahead. Both of these 80s taxis are obviously movie props because NYC passed a law in 1996 that said taxis cannot be any older than 6 years.

matty US

2010-04-11 07:33

They must have retrofitted the CHMSL on the 1980-1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic.

cieraguy US

2010-04-11 15:34

They must have... although there were a few GM cars that had the CHMSL optional before 1986 but I don't think the Caprice was one of them. It's interesting to note that the tail lights aren't illuminated.

Commander 57 US

2010-04-11 16:57

That's quite correct, cieraguy.
Some Cadillac models had them optionally in 1985 along with some of the GM subcompact models.
But as you say, not the Caprice. The lamp in the photo is a retrofit.

mister car from 971

2010-04-14 05:38

Excuse me karoomay, but before 1996, what was the oldest modelyear for a NYC taxicab?

karoomay SY

2010-04-16 21:35

I'm not sure how long NYC taxis were allowed to last prior to 1996 but I assume yellow cabs used to be able to operate as long as they could.

-- Last edit: 2010-04-18 01:27:48 (G-MANN)

antp BE

2014-12-16 18:12

Another one, a little older:
[Image: terminal_015811_c12.jpg]
ford_guy wrote 1977-1979 Chevrolet Caprice Classic.

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