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Old 03-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just purchased a 1979 Chevy 2 Door Coupe, with rare 3 pc rear glass. But have not seen any other caprice like this anywhere. Everything on the car is original and has a 350 engine in it. VIN # matches from the driver door, to the VIN # showing on the bottom of the windshield. But like I said, before, I have not seen one like this one at all.... ANY HELP??? The first picture is the back of the car, the other is the side. I think it says CROWN COUPE. Im trying to upload a whole pic of the car, but for some reason, I'm not able to. Please Help, thanks.
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Just purchased a 1979 Chevy 2 Door Coupe, with rare 3 pc rear glass. But have not seen any other caprice like this anywhere. Everything on the car is original and has a 350 engine in it. VIN # matches from the driver door, to the VIN # showing on the bottom of the windshield. But like I said, before, I have not seen one like this one at all.... ANY HELP??? The first picture is the back of the car, the other is the side. I think it says CROWN COUPE. Im trying to upload a whole pic of the car, but for some reason, I'm not able to. Please Help, thanks.
Welcome to the forum! I had a 79 Impala years ago. Wish I had pics..... I have looked and looked and cannot find a Chevy called a Crown Coupe! I think that was an aftermarket thing. I have found plenty of Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupes, though.....Maybe someone here can help with that. I LOVE the year, too because of that back window! My Impala had it!

Hope you can get more PICS SOON!!!!

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Thanks for the welcome. I know, thats the thing that has me stuck. I cant find any 79 caprice with those emblems on the side of the car. I know its the real caprice lol, cause of the VIN#, but Im puzzled. It has leather bench seats in the front, kind of a creme, white or beige, color. Headliner is the same color. Original radio, engine, everything. Thats the only reason I bought it because of that back window, LOVE IT MYSELF!!! But, the car is in great shape. 81,000 original miles, small sureface rust, but very solid. Trying to upload more pics of it on here. If anybody has any info, please help. Uploaded a pic of it on my avatar so you can look at it.

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All of the coupes had that window, and I'm pretty sure it's all one piece. They call it the "glasshouse", though I don't think the term is official. Never heard of a "crown coupe", so I can't tell you much there.

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The Lewiston Daily Sun - Google News Archive Search

Found this link on google. It explains of a 1973 Classic Crown Coupe. If you look all the way at the bottom right hand corner, it says MARCOTTE CHEVY. It then shows a 73 classic crown coupe and explains all the options is has. And it list a brushed aluminum roof crown, and I think that is what is on my car... Found a lil something I guess

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http://www.jerryroman.com/catalog/19...ot_Catalog.pdf
Found this too, look under chevrolet

and this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Chevrol...-/320188429651

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Re: Bought a 1979 Chevrolet 2 Door Coupe, 3 PC Rear Window, Need more info on it!!!!

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I had a 1977 2 door 2 tone Caprice with that rear window many years ago. It was not a crown coupe though. I called it the first aero coupe.

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Cool links! I never heard of or saw a Crown Coupe! Maybe they tried to bring it back in the late 70's....

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Next upgrades to be:
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Thanks, thats all I have been able to find on it, going to call around to classic car dealerships to see if I can get any more info on it. I only paid $1450 for the car as is, LOL, cant believe it

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Nice find there. It is commonly called the aero coupe with that rear window. All two doors from 1977-1979 had that window, I really like that window.

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i'm a little late to the party, but welcome to the forum! i really like the 77-79 coupes, looks like you got a good car, particularly for the price

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Yes indeed, I think the guy that owned it before me died or something, because all of his previous registration was still in the car, everything, some of his mail, all types of stuff. Cant believe I found it. Showed he had the car back when it had only 62,000 on it, and that was in the year 2000. Crazy find....

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Sweet car man! Unrelated, but that would look wicked with some GM Rallye wheels on it.

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