SHOW-QUALITY RESTO-MOD, 383 CI STROKER, POWER OPTIONS, R134 A/C, CRUISE, POSI!!
You can get a pretty good idea of how nice this very impressive 1986 Chevrolet El Camino is just from the price. It's still quite affordable and represents a massive bang for the buck, but the quality of the build and the long list of new and upgraded components (yeah, that's a 383 under the hood) make it far more desirable than your average bargain-basement beater.
Let's start with the bodywork, which is laser straight and doesn't look like the beat-up old El Camino your gardener uses to haul tools. As a lifetime South Carolina car, it's quite clean and obviously rust is a non-issue, but you will definitely be impressed by the quality of the repaint. The icy silver finish makes it look sleek and futuristic, and with a mild chin spoiler, it has a long, low look that works rather well. It hasn't been dressed up like all the others you've seen, so there's no generic cowl induction hood or cheesy bed rails, just an ultra-clean Elky that someone spent a ton of time and money restoring. The bed doesn't look like it ever had to work for a living, and was refinished with the rest of the car and is now protected by a removable rubber pad, so it can still do a few chores around the house if needed. There are also beautiful bright chrome bumpers, a stock grille, and body-colored side mirrors borrowed from an SS. The entire look is one that will have people thinking it's a custom, but in reality they've just never seen an El Camino this clean and well-finished.
The interior offers the same intriguing "is it stock or not" vibe, with gray cloth buckets, door panels, and carpets, which are brand new and look fantastic. This Elky is also loaded with options, including A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and remote mirrors. The gray upholstery works quite well with the sleek silver bodywork and easily sheds that stodgy 1980s GM image that the Monte Carlo and El Camino seemed to share. A custom B&M shifter between the seats manages a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and there are Auto Meter instruments very cleverly stashed in the original instrument cluster for an OEM look. The AM/FM/CD stereo sounds awesome in the cozy El Camino passenger compartment with speakers expertly tucked out of sight.
But the real magic of this El Camino is underneath, where a fresh 383 was dropped between the frame rails. Based on a 4-bolt block, it was built with a Scat steel crank and I-beam rods, Keith Black flat-top pistons, and ARP hardware, so it's quite unlikely that you'll break it. Dart S/S heads with oversized valves are fed by a Holley Street Avenger carb and ceramic-coated long-tube headers manage the airflow. A new serpentine belt drive with polished or chrome accessories means that you can drive it anywhere with confidence, and between that overdrive transmission and the 10-bolt with 3.73s and a Posi inside, this El Camino combines the best of both worlds. Chrome Foose wheels finish the look with 245/45/17 front and 255/50/17 rear performance radials for just a bit of a rake.
The parts list alone is enough to make you want to take this car home, and there's simply no way you could duplicate it for anywhere near the asking price. Call us today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Tilt Wheel
- Owner's Manual
- Build Receipts
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