The massive GM B-body station wagon from the 1990s enjoys a cult following backed by a loyal group of fans. The Chevrolet El Camino also holds a position in the hearts of many gearheads. What happens when these two worlds collide? You might see where this is going, and you should thank Tony McClurg for getting us there.
The 1993 Chevrolet Caprice you see here is McClurg’s handiwork. She sells her sweet ride Facebook Marketplace in Oakfield, New York, and when we see it, we just have to share it with the world. We also needed to know more about him, so we contacted McClurg who filled in some details not covered in his sales post. For example, the rear sliding window comes from the front of the pickup lid, which he says fits best on a custom Chevy. The window cleared the rear folding seat and yes, it was still locked and fully functional with the seat belt.
McClurg says Motor1.com that creating custom C pillars is the biggest challenge. Getting the angle and width right is key to having this look like a Caprice pickup, not a Cadillac sedan. The sheet metal behind the seats is also intricate, bringing it all together for a smooth finish that still accommodates the cart’s plastic trim panels at the rear.
And for the record, there is no cover for the bed. The back seat is vinyl, the sides are plastic, the carpet is missing, and there’s a factory drain plug on the painted floor that lets water out. McClurg says it’s all-weather friendly, and it’s based on years of auto shows, car washes, and cruises that we suspect are a lot of fun.
In addition, Caprice uses custom wheels and features some cool aftermarket headlights up front. Inside you’ll find Kenwood’s 1,000-watt sound system, GPS, and a backup camera. There’s a stock 5.7-liter V8 engine under the hood, though McClurg installed a line locking system for occasions that require less tire smoke. He also gave the old wooden cart an interesting new paint job, and we mean that literally. A black base coat is topped with an aggressive blue metallic flake which gives the Caprice a striking dark blue hue that varies in intensity from light to shadow.
We suspect the time and materials invested into this cool Chebby far exceed McClurg’s asking price of $15,000. This is certainly one of the more unique built-not-buy rides we’ve seen at a very long.