VERY COOL AND UNIQUE ELCO, RUNS STRONG AND HAS LOTS OF POTENTIAL!
Are you a person with vision and talent? The kind of guy who sees a car at a show and thinks that with a few tweaks it could really be spectacular? Someone who understands that good base stock produces superior results? If so, then take a good, long look at this 1982 Chevrolet El Camino, because it's a cool car looking for an amazing owner to get to the next level.
You can tell at a glance that there's a ton of time and effort already wrapped up in this El Camino. The foundation is Sunset Orange, which is from the Camaro color chart, and it's been applied over some clean, straight bodywork. The emblems and door handles have been shaved, giving the vintage Elky a surprisingly sleek look that works rather well. There's a great shine to the finish and the airbrushed flames are so well done that they almost look like they belong there rather than being the result of an artist's hand. No, it's not perfect but as I said, if you're ambitious and talented, there's a lot here to work with. The chrome and stainless trim is in great shape, it's got an awesome stance, and we do have to admit that the clean, chiseled front end looks especially good with the simple grille and no frills. You also get some cool Cadillac taillights frenched into the tail section, as well as a faired-in roll pan that really makes the back of this pickup look slick. And the bed is nicely finished and includes a stainless fuel cell where it's easy to reach.
The interior is beautifully done, too, offering a pair of bucket seats wrapped in tan leather with red piping, a custom center console, and a very trick dashboard. There's a lot more work here than you see at first glance, so spend some time examining it, because this is the kind of build that really grabs peoples' attention. The dash is a custom fiberglass fabrication that stretches from end to end and while it shows some signs of age, those are easy to fix since fiberglass is so forgiving. The digital screen and gauges should be updated to something a little more contemporary, but the idea is very cool. A GM tilt column and a billet wheel look right and there's a B&M shifter on the console. A custom subwoofer enclosure behind the seats aims the sound into the cabin and really fits in well.
Mechanically, it's hard to beat a small block Chevy, with this one being a strong 327 cubic inch unit from a 1968 Chevy. With an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold, long-tube headers, and an HEI ignition system, it makes plenty of power and pulls the El Camino around with enthusiasm. There's a lot of chrome and polished aluminum, and the block has been painted to match the bodywork, which includes a smoothed firewall. We especially dig the cogged belt drive for the alternator and water pump; probably not necessary but scoring some cool points nonetheless. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end, so the hardware is robust and won't need any tweaking. The lowered suspension gives it a fantastic stance and the Flowmaster exhaust system with X-pipe and cut-outs certainly sounds ferocious. Finally, those giant chrome wheels and low-profile tires fill the fenders just right.
See the potential? A lot of expensive, difficult work is already done and this car is an eye magnet everywhere it goes. Don't miss this opportunity, call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Sunset Orange
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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