FULLY RESTORED, 305 V8 .30 OVER, FLAT-TOP PISTONS, R134 A/C, PS, PWR FRNT DISC!!
El Caminos are a unique piece of the American landscape. With decades of tradition behind it, this 1980 specimen is an awesome and affordable classic and has a lot to offer the beginning collector or seasoned Elky fan. If you've been looking for one that hasn't been worked to death or modified beyond recognition, this might be your last chance.
El Caminos were trucks, and most of them were used like trucks and left for dead when they gave up. Fortunately, this beautifully preserved example has been a cherished toy for most of its life, and thanks to life down south where the roads are warm and dry, it doesn't suffer from the dreaded tin worm, either. It was freshened four years ago, including that glowing burgundy paint that has a sophisticated and appropriate look without the goofy 1980s add-ons like graphics and stripe kits. Fit and finish are great, especially for a GM product of this era, so the guys who did the restoration were pretty careful about what they were doing. And speaking of preservation, just take a look at the bed, which looks like it hasn't carried anything more substantial than a few sacks of groceries, and all the chrome and stainless trim which remains in first-rate shape.
The plush interior is a fantastic reminder that this is no ordinary pickup truck. Just about everything inside was restored and freshened with the rest of the truck, including the seat covers, carpets, and dash pad, and it's all quite nice, with only minor signs of wear and no notable damage to the seating surfaces. The matching door panels are equally sharp, with no UV damage or cracking like you so often see on cars from the '80s, and pro-installed speaker pods integrated for a real slick look. You can see where the El Camino shared DNA with the Malibu and Monte Carlo in the dash, which covers only speed and fuel level, but this one also carries options like R134a A/C, a tilt wheel, and a pretty impressive stereo system consisting of an Alpine AM/FM/CD head unit in the dash and speakers stashed throughout the interior.
Rebuilt a few years ago, the original 305 cubic inch V8 was bored .030 oversize with flat top pistons, and runs very well today. Smooth and torquey, it's a great companion in the El Camino and as a small block Chevy, you know it'll run this well practically forever. As you might expect, the engine bay is pretty tidy, with all the factory equipment fully intact and the engine painted corporate blue so it looks authentic. There's no sign of neglect, no questionable upgrades, yet plenty of evidence of expert maintenance and it runs well enough to drive just about anywhere with confidence. It's backed by an automatic transmission spinning a standard 10-bolt rear end, and if you're looking around underneath, you'll note the only deviation from stock is a dual exhaust system with a set of mellow-sounding performance mufflers. Handsome Rally wheels with trim rings and Corvette-style center caps finish the sporty look with 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials.
So El Camino fans rejoice, this super clean late-model has been preserved for your enjoyment and is ready to go today, all at a very reasonable price. Call now!
- Front Disc Brakes
- CD Player
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- AM/FM Radio
- iPod Compatible
- Numbers Matching
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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