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PostSubject: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:28 pm

Here are some pics of Caprices I've come across on my two trips to Iraq...



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3rd white car behind trailer

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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Great pics!

Do you know if most of these were sold new in the middle east, or shipped via gray market? I've had people come up to me and say the reason there aren't a lot of Caprices on the roads anymore is because of them being shipped overseas.

If you look at pictures of the Highway of Death from the first Gulf War, there are a lot of Caprices and Chevy trucks in the wreckage/aftermath. Many of them were still drivable and people just came by and took them. The Iraqis stole them from the Kuwaitis I believe and tried to flee back to Iraq, don't know the specifics.
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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:42 pm

Hmmm, that is a good question. im not sure. i can only imagine that some were bought new, and others, well someone owns them dont they? I wonder if they have a bad ass of the Euphrates or somethin Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:52 pm

A Company used to run ads in the Boston papers, looking for Caprices. They paid top dollar and they were shipped overseas. I friend of mine sold his caprice that needed work, for way more than he could have got selling it himself. I think it was an 86.

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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:08 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
A Company used to run ads in the Boston papers, looking for Caprices. They paid top dollar and they were shipped overseas. I friend of mine sold his caprice that needed work, for way more than he could have got selling it himself. I think it was an 86.

Tom C.

Thats where all of my parts go Rolling Eyes Neutral

At least the guys in Germany and other parts of Europe that buy them have them looking really nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:25 pm

Why do those 1st 2 pics remind me of Tim?

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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:26 pm

sdstick wrote:
Why do those 1st 2 pics remind me of Tim?

Just when he thought it was over.... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Iraq   Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:40 pm

sdstick wrote:
Why do those 1st 2 pics remind me of Tim?

Ha! I thought the same thing but didn't want to be the one to say it. Wink

I guess he's over on the FWD GM boards somewhere now...

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