2012 Chevy (Holden) Caprice police cars in the USA

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2012 Chevy (Holden) Caprice police cars in the USA

Post by Bearhawke » Sat 03 Dec 2011, 02:20

I just saw a 2012 Arizona DPS (Highway Patrol) Caprice near where I work. No camera handy, otherwise I would have grabbed a pic.
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Re: 2012 Chevy (Holden) Caprice police cars in the USA

Post by Tony69 » Sat 03 Dec 2011, 06:32

was just reading about it a few weeks ago

http://ls1tech.com/forums/automotive-ne ... e-9c1.html

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Post by Bearhawke » Sat 03 Dec 2011, 06:54

Tony69 wrote:was just reading about it a few weeks ago

http://ls1tech.com/forums/automotive-ne ... e-9c1.html
Interesting that the front doors, etc. are the same as our late Pontiac G8 (RSA Chevy Lumina). :)
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Post by Johann65 » Sat 03 Dec 2011, 17:01

Bearhawke wrote:
Tony69 wrote:was just reading about it a few weeks ago

http://ls1tech.com/forums/automotive-ne ... e-9c1.html
Interesting that the front doors, etc. are the same as our late Pontiac G8 (RSA Chevy Lumina). :)
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Re: 2012 Chevy (Holden) Caprice police cars in the USA

Post by Boxy MS33 » Sun 04 Dec 2011, 07:30

The Caprice is an Aussie built Holden Statesman ( top of the range for Holden " The flag ship") it has the chev 6.0 litre V8.
Holden export a lot of cars all over the world.

The Pontiac GTO was a Holden Monaro.
The Lumina SS is a Holden.

The list goes on... :D
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Post by GRUNTY » Sun 04 Dec 2011, 21:34

Never can the Goat ever be called a Holden. GTO will always be Pontiac. Apart from that I see the boys down under are selling their proper Chevy screamers all over the world and man are they delivering what the USA failed with their smog asphyxiated fuel guzzling engines. Holden rules I guess!! Cheers, Grunty. :lol:

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Post by Bearhawke » Mon 05 Dec 2011, 16:15

GRUNTY wrote:Never can the Goat ever be called a Holden. GTO will always be Pontiac. Apart from that I see the boys down under are selling their proper Chevy screamers all over the world and man are they delivering what the USA failed with their smog asphyxiated fuel guzzling engines. Holden rules I guess!! Cheers, Grunty. :lol:
Actually: pretty much any car/light truck sold in the world today has emission control. Australia's are comparable to our Federal regs here in the USA. The difference is most places don't have to deal with CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards.......we do. Hence relatively few V8 powered cars anymore---------although the few that are still offered here are screamers.

In all fairness: the old Chevy based 'Pontiacs' are not 'real' Pontiacs to many people here in the USA. :lol:
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Post by Boxy MS33 » Mon 05 Dec 2011, 18:28

Grunty yep the new Pontiac GTO was a Holden Monaro exported. But you should see the HSV _ Holden Special Vehicles version its one very nice car.
I don't think it really matters where the cars come from as long as you enjoy them.
My personal opinion is that the USA build the best cars. The Holden Monaro ran a 6.0 Chev actually ALL Holden's V8's are CHEV.

Ford Australia also runs imported components.These days all productions cars are bitza's bits from here & there. Its who ever can supply the part the cheapest that suit the company's needs.
Wiring looms,lights etc etc are all out sourced.

The Monaro in the HSV is called a GTO or the HP version GTS. They were exported to the UK as well as USA.

Now Holden have exported the HSV Clubsport to the UK.

http://www.pentagon-vauxhall.co.uk/vxr_ ... erformance

Here is where Holden exports too: http://www.holden.com.au/corporate/abou ... le-exports
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