STRONG 350 V8, AUTO, DUALS, PWR STEERING/BRAKES, FACTORY A/C, TURNKEY ELKY!!!
With the handsome good looks of a Chevelle and the utility of a pickup, the El Camino offers the best of both worlds: performance and practicality. This 1970 El Camino has been built to further blur the lines that separate vehicles: big performance, great looks, and a lot of comfort.
The bodywork is nicely finished and the workmanship is shown to great effect thanks to brilliant, glossy black paint. These vehicles typically led harder lives than your average Chevelle, and finding a clean one, let alone investing enough to bring it to this condition, is tough. Gaps are good and a lot of time was invested in getting the body panels this straight, and that black paint leaves no place for inferior workmanship to hide. It's not perfect, of course, but there's nothing major on this car that should keep you from showing it proudly just about anywhere. A cowl-induction hood was installed during the build, but otherwise it's fairly stock and it's nice to see they resisted the temptation to add some stripes. Trim is bright and well maintained, with sparkling chrome on the bumpers, a blacked-out SS grille, and the trim around the bed is very nice with no obvious dings or damage from use. There's a spray-in bedliner, just in case you do want to do a few chores around the house, but it looks so good I'm sure you'll think twice before playing rough with this one.
A black bench seat anchors the interior, which is a nice mixture of restoration pieces and aftermarket upgrades. Carpets, headliner, and door panels are reproduction pieces that look good and fit right, and there's a black cloth seat cover that is a lot more comfortable than the original vinyl. The dash is original with only a basic set of factory gauges, which cover speed and fuel level, plus an auxiliary ammeter tucked in next to the radio. That AM/FM stereo head unit lives in the original AM radio's slot in the dash and looks right because it's a later head unit from a GM product, although it's not currently operational. This car is also equipped with factory A/C, which is always a nice find, and with a service this one could be ready to hit the road at a moment's notice.
If your idea of entertainment runs more towards G-forces rather than decibels, you'll be relieved to know that the engine is packing heat. The warmed-over 350 cubic inch V8 offers an Edelbrock aluminum intake, matching 4-barrel carburetor, and an open-element air cleaner. The engine bay is sanitary and clean, with a few dress-up items such as chrome valve covers and traditional Chevy Orange paint on the block itself. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic and lives between the pipes of a nice-sounding dual exhaust system with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle (which is a heavy-duty 12-bolt, by the way). The stock suspension has been lowered a bit to give it a low, mean look that is still fully functional on the street. Handsome polished 15-inch Torque Thrusts stuff the wheel wells, wearing tallish 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials that look right.
This is a really nice car, er, truck. None of the upgrades have compromised its utility, but its drivability and performance have been greatly enhanced. That stout small block sounds awesome and you won't be keeping a low profile with that shiny black paint. Call it a truck, call it a car, either way you're going to love this El Camino. Call us today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Cloth Interior
- Air Conditioning
- Exterior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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