AMAZINGLY RARE ELKY, FULL 4X4 CONVERSION FROM JEEP WAGONEER, A/C, CD, CLASS III
We sell so many El Caminos that you might think we're a specialty shop, but even we haven't seen anything as wild as this 1971 Chevrolet El Camino with 4-wheel-drive. It certainly makes sense, especially since 4x4 pickups have been around since the early days of motoring, but you probably haven't seen one done quite this well.
Once you get past the shock of seeing something this big, you realize that there's a really nice El Camino up there on those giant tires. The 1971 models got a revised front end that many enthusiasts, myself included, think is the best looking of the bunch. Surprisingly, the body is pretty stock, without so much as a cowl induction hood or a set of stripes, and I don't know that I'd call this truck subtle, but it certainly isn't over-the-top. Finish quality is very, very good, putting this one on par with many of the show-quality Elkys we've featured, standing head and shoulders above all those home-built trucks you've seen on the internet. Details like the woodgrained tailgate are new, the blue paint has an impressive shine, and the bumpers and grille are brand new. And obviously, as a truck, it's got a Class III trailer hitch, so it really is ready, willing, and able to move the big stuff.
The all-new bright blue interior is from Year One, and once you climb up there you're sure to be impressed by the quality. A wide bench seat provides seating for three, and correct carpets control noise and heat while looking stylish. Factory instruments are augmented by a pair of auxiliary gauges down low under the dash, but that seems to be the only deviation from stock specs on the inside. The steering wheel isn't quite correct, but in this car, are we really keeping track of such things? This car came with factory A/C and you probably didn't even notice the lever on the transmission tunnel for the 2-speed transfer case, simply because it looks so OEM. There's an AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash with speakers cleverly hidden throughout the passenger compartment, including big JVC speakers in custom enclosures behind the seats. New seat belts are fitted and they, too, are bright blue to give it a correct OEM look.
The engine is a stout 350 cubic inch V8 that's making about 275 horsepower. A Corvette cam gives it a strong mid-range pull and there's a new Edelbrock 650 CFM carburetor up top. It starts easily and has good low-end torque to really get this rig up and running. And before you think this is just some cobbled-up home job with a C10 chassis underneath, you'd better look again. It's been intelligently built with a TH350 3-speed automatic using a Novac 1-piece adapter that links it to a Jeep transfer case and Jeep Wagoneer axles that are obviously built for abuse. The leaf spring suspension this Ekly sits on positions it much higher than when it was stock, so it'll go just about anywhere you point it, especially with 3.70 gears in back that make it feel quick on the street. Shiny chrome wheels are familiar 4x4 equipment and carry big 33x12.50-15 Uniroyal off-road radials that fit right.
Much, much more than some home-built dirt toy, this is a fully-engineered 4-wheel-drive El Camino that's pretty close to how the factory might have done it. It's also beautifully finished, making the asking price somewhat of a bargain. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Drive
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
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