The 80's caprice's are a very nice ride, that's why I like them so much. Having a sbc from the factory makes them very easy to modify and can be just as fast as any other sbc car from the 60's or 70's in my opinion. All my friends give me crap about my caprice because it is extremely out of style but I don't need a shiny new car. I just can't justify paying upwards of 20 grand for vehicle and no new cars last anyway. When my buddies are poking fun at my car I just tell them yeah that car is 31 years old, 100% stock, it's completely reliable, and cost me equal to about two of your car payments.
I will throw the 327 in the 80, mostly just so I can experience a car with a 327. I am a huge sbc fan so its more of a way for myself to appreciate a part of Chevrolet history. Install the engine, get it running, drive it for a bit, that's enough for me, ill get my fix.