STRONG 454 V8, 4 BBL, 700R4, PWR FRNT DISCS/STEERING, R134A A/C, TORQUE THRUSTS!
I think this 1969 Chevrolet El Camino is the ultimate hobby car. Now bear with me for a moment, but you can already see where I'm going with this. One, it has the same great looks as a Chevelle but with that bed, it can still carry anything you can throw at it: bikes, camping gear, skis, and even 2x4s for that new deck. Two, it packs a powerful 454 cubic inch V8 that makes all the right muscle car sounds with performance to match. And three, it costs a lot less than a comparable Chevelle would. How's that for a slam-dunk?
Bright red paint is always the right choice on something that goes fast. Good sheetmetal makes it look easy, and the red sure makes this one look fast, especially with white SS stripes on the hood and tailgate. The paint is presentable but not show quality, with a few signs of use and age, but that only means that you can use this truck/car as intended without worrying about hurting something priceless. Those long quarter panels are fairly straight and haven't been bashed from the inside by years of hard work and just a glance in the bed will reveal that it's either been completely restored or this was a really nice Elky to begin with. A heavy-duty mat protects the floor, with the side walls and wheel wells painted to match the body, with all of it covered by a snug-fitting black tonneau. A blacked-out SS grille in great condition, bright chrome bumpers, and factory-style badges give it a handsome look that will always attract attention at the local cruise night.
Like its Chevelle siblings, the interior of the El Camino is a great place to spend some time. The black bench seat wears a recent and correct replacement cover that looks great and matches the door panels and carpets. The vent windows are a great part of the car's charm, with the ability to keep things breezy and cool, but if it does get too hot, it does have working factory A/C. An AM/FM/CD stereo system has been stuffed into the original dash and powers a set of cleverly-mounted 6x9 speakers behind the seat. The dash is a correct SS unit with round gauges, including a factory tach, although an aftermarket tach has been mounted on the A-pillar with auxiliary gauges underneath. The steering wheel with a wood rim adds a bit of luxury to the El Camino's interior, while the B&M shifter gives it a performance vibe.
Traditional horsepower comes from a mid-70s 454 cubic inch V8 that's been built just for service in this El Camino. A big Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an Edelbrock manifold manages the fuel and an HEI distributor lights it up, which means it's a strong runner that'll stay that way for years to come. A few chrome dress-up parts add a little flash, with a reproduction decal on the air cleaner just to add a little deception (there were no 454s in 1969, of course). What that all means is that you're cleared to take it for a drive without worries about dirtying up the vitals. In addition to the modern A/C, there's power steering and brakes, so this truck is as easy to drive as any Chevelle. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and a 12-bolt rear make for a reliable powertrain, and handsome Torque Thrusts with brand new BFGoodrich T/A radials look great.
Featuring nice upgrades, plenty of power, and a dose of practicality, this El Camino is the kind of car that will be fun to drive anytime and useful when you need it. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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