I saw this alluded to in another thread. What do you know about the Arabian
Chevy Caprice? Is it RWD? It appears to offer the 350 c.i. and the
3800 c.c. engines. Sounds like the same offerings as the late Firebirds/
Camaros. What platform is it built on? Is it body/frame or unibody?
Could this be imported to USA?
No they can't be imported, they don't have the same emissions as US
requirements. They also make a Chevy Lumina SS RWD with the Corvette LS1
From what understand they aren't cheap over there either.
These are all made by Holden and exported to the middle east.
In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain,
Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, left hand drive Commodores are marketed as
Holden's export portfolio expanded in 1999, with the first shipments of
long wheelbase left hand drive Holden Statesman models to the Middle
East. Branded as the Chevrolet Caprice, sporting the Generation III V8
engine and available in three levels - LS, LTZ and SS - these models
satisfy the Middle Eastern markets' preference for large, powerful rear
wheel drive vehicles.
The Pontiac GTO is a rebranded Holden Monaro.
If these are ever imported, it would likely be the Commodore that is
imported (basically a 4 door version of the Monaro/GTO)
Dunno about the Gen III 350 5.7L V8, but the 5.7L LS1 V8 can expect 18
city and 28 highway (best cases). Usually around 16 and 26 in my
experience, and that's with USA emissions limitations. Not too bad
for about a 350HP engine.
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