CC Outtake: 1971 Chevrolet Caprice Camper — Yes, Really

1971 Chevrolet Caprice camper

My buddy John and I worked together in radio 20-mumble years ago and keep in touch through Facebook. Today he is involved with an organ-donor group and travels the state in that capacity. He often does so in respectable CC style, as one of his cars is a mid-90s Buick Roadmaster wagon.

The other day, needing a part for that car, he stopped in a central Indiana junkyard to inquire. On the lot he found this ’71 Chevy camper. It looks for all the world like it’s a conversion based on the Impala/Caprice hardtop sedan. The guy at the junkyard claims it’s based on the Caprice, still runs, and is a “factory job.” I’m sure the camper portion came from some factory, just not the Chevrolet factory.