GREAT RUNNING EL CAMINO W/ A 327 V8 AND SMOOTH SHIFTING 4 SPEED W/ PWR STEERING
For three decades, the El Camino was a bona-fide hit for Chevy, and today they can be some of the coolest old cars you're likely to see. This very attractive and still practical 1964 Elky brings all the usual V8 fun to the table, plus a few surprises like a 4-speed manual transmission.
El Caminos were commercial vehicles, and while a lot of them today have flashy paint jobs, most of them looked more like this Ermine White truck/car when they were new. The 1964 El Camino was a subtle machine, with simple, clean lines that echoed its more common passenger car siblings. But look a little closer at this one and you'll see things like the character lines that frame the sides of the rear bed, the crease that runs from nose to tail, and crisply outlined fender openings, all of which have been expertly preserved during the makeover. The paint is modern urethane, so it has a forever shine that looks awesome in person, and the paint job is crisply rendered and neatly emphasizes the Elky's compact dimensions. A red pinstripe not only matches the interior, but it also highlights the wonderful curve in the quarter panel that often gets lost in single-color paint jobs like this. There's also a neat red rub strip along the flanks and subtle CHEVELLE emblems on the front fenders, reinforcing the familial DNA. Even the bed remains in very good conditions with little evidence of hard labor in this truck's past.
It's especially cool to see a bright red interior in an El Camino, and the combination is as classic as the name Chevrolet. Finished in correct patterns and materials cloth, the split bench seat looks right at home in the cabin, and offer enough room for three, although two is obviously preferred with the 4-speed shifter in the center. Matching door panels were created at the same time using a traditional pleated pattern, and retaining original details like the armrests, handles, and window sills. The bright dash is nicely preserved and the factory-installed gauges are still fitted with no need for auxiliary dials, and even the factory-installed AM radio is still in place, although it's probably due for an upgrade pretty soon. A woodgrained steering wheel warms things up a bit and behind the seat you'll find the full-sized spare and jack assembly.
The engine is a sweet-running 327 that has been dressed and detailed like the factory would have done it in 1964, along with some smart upgrades. The block and heads wear traditional Chevy Orange paint, and the satin black engine bay is brightened using finned aluminum Corvette valve covers and a K&N air cleaner, both of which look great on the warmed-over small block. The carburetor is still a 2-barrel Carter, so it's easy on the wallet yet still makes great torque that's fun to drive. Stock cast iron exhaust manifolds dump into a dual exhaust system with stock-style mufflers and a crossover tube help bolster low-end torque for improved performance and a muscular but subdued sound. The chassis shows signs of recent work and zero evidence that this Elky has ever been rusty. A rugged 10-bolt rear end is assisted by air shocks to ensure this truck/car can still carry a load and it sits on 14-inch American racing mag wheels and staggered 205/70/14 front and 225/70/14 rear blackwall radials.
A nice little truck with a few surprises up its sleeve, this El Camino is a great way to have fun without spending a fortune. Call today!
- 8 Track
- Power Steering
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Rear Suspension
- Single Shock
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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