FULLY REBUILT 454 MOTOR & TURBO 400 TRANS, 12 BOLT REAR, SHOW QUALITY PAINT!
This is not your average hauler. No, this 1971 El Camino is a beautifully finished and severely potent resto-mod that keeps a pretty stock look and backs it up with a thundering 454 cubic inch big block that more than delivers on the promises made by the SS badging and stripes. You want the nicest El Camino we've seen? This might just be it.
Finished less than 900 miles ago, this car is just stunning in person. The show-quality paint is absolutely jaw-dropping in person, the Silver Mint Metallic was expertly laid on the sheetmetal creating a finish that's absolutely stunning. For many, these later cars with their single headlight front ends are the most appealing, and this one carries all the right pieces to make it look great, including a cowl induction hood and a vinyl top for a bit of formality. Paint and bodywork are fantastic, with great gaps, super straight surfaces, and a deep gloss that goes beyond anything GM was doing on the assembly line. The stripes are painted on and we can't find a single mark on the car, even in the bed, which is covered with a more durable finish. Excellent chrome and stainless trim looks better than new and aggressive details like the hood pins and SS454 emblems suggest that these guys knew what they were building when this car went together.
The all-new black ultra-leather interior is beautifully finished with a slight custom look thanks to upgraded gauges and a custom seat. The upholstery has a unique pattern and a cut-out between the seats for a trick B&M shifter, but there's also plenty of stretch out room for both passengers thanks to a lot of adjustability. New carpets, fresh door panels, and a taut headliner make it look brand new and the door hardware is factory stuff so it looks right. The gauges are by Auto Meter and fit into a custom panel that replaces the factory dials, but the dash pad is stock. The tilt steering column is topped by a trick aftermarket wheel that looks vaguely like a '57 Chevy's wheel but it works just fine here as well. There is no radio, but once you hear the cackle of that big block, you won't miss it a bit. There's a fully upholstered storage are behind the seats, so your gear doesn't necessarily have to wait out back.
The freshly built 454 cubic inch V8 is beautifully finished. There are plenty of factory-like design cues, but the finned valve covers, Edelbrock intake manifold, a Crower cam, and 750 Holley carb suggest it was built for combat, not show duty. Lots of chrome and aluminum dress up make it worth taking your time while looking around and it's fully sorted with a functioning cowl induction setup and a giant radiator up front. It's backed by a freshly rebuilt TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeding a 12-bolt rear end with 4.10 gears, 30-spline Moser axles, and an Auburn limited slip inside. Long-tube headers and a custom dual exhaust system give it plenty of attitude at idle and full roar and it doesn't have any problem hooking up all that power thanks to a set of trick ladder bars out back. 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels fit perfectly and carry big 225/50/17 front and 275/50/17 rear performance radials.
Extremely well built and engineered to run, this show-stopping El Camino is a no-disappointments car available for a fraction of the build cost. Don't hesitate, because this one definitely won't last. Call now!
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Silver Mint Metallic
- Transmission Spec
- Turbohydramatic 400
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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