1991 Chevrolet Caprice Station Wagon
Tribute to 343 Firefighters killed in WTC 9-11-01
Vehicle was originally a Nashville Fire Department vehicle which was purchased June 1999 by Tony and Diane Allers. Tony is a Certified Chief Fire Codes Analyst and Diane works for a Police Department. The car had a Fire Department history and they always knew it would have a subtle fire theme. After 9-11-01, the direction became very clear.They wanted to make the car tasteful, classy, respectful and unique. Fabricating almost everything themselves. EVERY part of the car has been changed, modified, or re-fabricated.
- Relocated instrument panel (to the center of the dash). Chameleon paint on dash face and air vent cut out in shape of Chevy bow-tie.
- The doors were shaved inside and out. Hand cut diamond plate covers the lower door panels. Front and rear bucket seats and headliner also have matching stitched, sculpted flames that match the outside phantom flames.
- The vehicle was fitted with 4 bucket seats and a front-to
- Vehicle was fitted with 4 bucket seats and a front-to-rear console. Column shifter was changed to a floor shifter, in the console. All window controls were mounted in the console.
- A hardwood floor was installed in the back that raises with a remote controlled actuator. (The same actuator that controls the door poppers).
The engine compartment:
- With the exception of some Turbo City parts in the throttle body and a Hypertech Chip in the ECM, the engine remains stock.
- Actual helmet from FDNY converted into a totally functional air cleaner fitted with a K&N filter.
- Air dryer converted to look like a fire extinguisher; steering shaft is covered with actual firehose.to look like a fire extinguisher; steering shaft is covered with actual firehose.
- The cowl hood firewall and inner fenders were outfitted with diamond plate to maintain the fire department theme.
- Station wagon roof rack, rear wiper arm, and all top pieces have been shaved, filled or removed.
- Front grille was relocated from the hood to between the headlights. E-One logo, the company that builds fire trucks is mounted in the center of the grille.
- Wagon sits on a set of 20-inch One Off Billet Specialties wheels.
- A Flowmaster exhaust stays in line with the center dash and console and exits via a Camaro tip directly below the center of the rear bumper.
- There are many more modification, CLICK HERE for the entire list.
HOW DID THIS CAR DO ON THE SHOW CIRCUIT? CHECK OUT THESE STATS!
- Super Chevy Shows in: Memphis, TN 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007; Gainesville, FL, 2003; Montgomery, AL, 2004; BEST MODIFIED 91-96 BIG CAR!
- National Corvette Homecoming 2005; Best BIG CAR and Best Modified BIG CAR!
- ISCA 2006: Chattanoga, TN; Shreveport, LA; Birmingham, AL; Louisville, KY; Atlanta, GA; Cleveloand, OH; Southbend, IN; CUSTOM WAGON FIRST PLACE!
- ISCA 2006 AWARDS: CUSTOM WAGON-EAST DIVISION CHAMPION AND INTERNATIONAL CLASS CHAMPION!
- ISCA 2007: Cincinnatti, OH; Chattanoga, TN; Birmingham, AL; Louisville, KY; Southbend, IN; Custom Wagon, First Place!
- Hunter’s Car Show, Nashville, TN 2007: Best Modified 91-96 Big Car!
- ISCA AWARDS 2007: Custom Wagon-Regional Class Winner and Custom Wagon-International Winner!
- Plus more.
History and the build:
This is the “Capriceous” when it was an everyday Fire Chief Car.
Think there isn’t a lot of work and attention to detail on this car? Check out the modifications to the front bumper! Remember this is still a fully functioning soft bumper!
Compare this original interior to what you see above.
Here Tony is at work in his home garage; this is no high end shop build. This is a do it at home in your spare time build!
Tony works like I do, climb on up, sit down and dig in.
Compare this original dash to the all custom one Tony built.
Want to see a list of all the modifications? CLICK HERE