That Lumina and the Caprice are actually made by Holden, GM's Australian division. The Lumina is the Holden Commodore, one of which I recently rode in while visiting New Zealand. Man, what a blast. Picture a car the size of a Grand Prix, with rear wheel drive, and a Corvette LS1. We had it up to 200 klicks (about 120mph) and it wasn't even trying. Here's some pictures:
They rebadge them as Chevy's and sell them in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries, and I think in South America.
They won't sell them here because "they don't feel the market warrants them", they, currently, don't meet EPA emissions standards, and they, currently, don't meet US crashworth standards. The first is BS and the second two could be addressed and fixed easy. Check out this month's issue of Hot Rod magazine to see the Holden Maloo, which is the El Camino's Aussie offspring. Man, I'm so jealous of some of the cars down there.
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