• Stock:

    1574-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    350 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    4 Speed Automatic

  • Miles:

    25,665 (Since Built)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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350CI GM CRATE MOTOR, 700R4 TRANS, SLICK RED PAINT, NEW A/C, SWEET EL CAMINO!

I'll be the first to say it: I didn't know El Caminos could be this cool. Sure, we all love their unbeatable combination of performance and practicality, but to take one to this level, give it a wicked stance and a bright red paint job, well, that's something you don't see all that often and certainly not at this price.

This car attracts a ton of attention, and suspecting that would be the case, the guys who built it spent a ton of extra time on the details. This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill beater Elky, this one was a super-clean original car that was taken to the next level by guys who seemed to really care about their work. Gaps are excellent, and the two-stage urethane paint is about a mile deep, even up close. Look closely and you'll appreciate the traditional appearance upgrades like the cowl induction hood and hard-shell tonneau cover and the stainless trim that outlines the fender arches looks fantastic. Nice chrome bumpers, a stock grille, and tinted windows blend stock and modified seamlessly and the bed is protected by a heavy-duty rubber mat, so don't be afraid to use it as intended.

It's still pretty stock inside, where a clean factory style Saddle Tan interior is the ideal complement to the fabulous red bodywork. That's the original bench, now wearing two-tone seat covers that are a twist on the original setup. The factory dash was retained, including the stock instruments, but there's a full array of auxiliary gauges stashed underneath. Those are probably the original door panels, but the carpets are newer and protected by a set of heavy-duty rubber mats. Entertainment comes courtesy of a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, and you'll note that this is a factory A/C car, whose system blows cold thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade.

A 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor is the right choice, since it bolts right in and makes big power without a lot of fuss. Nicely dressed with chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, it's a great way to bring everything up to date. It isn't over done and it's obvious that the focus was on functionality, but nobody will complain after they take a drive. One look underneath will convince you that this has always been a clean truck, and the 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is brand new. A new dual exhaust system gives it a great voice, recent air shocks out back allow it to still haul anything you can throw at it, and the lowered stance looks right. 15-inch steel wheels with spinners are fitted with 215/70/15 Yokohama radials that fill the wheel arches nicely.

You won't find a cooler El Camino anywhere, and you need a dose of practicality with your V8-powered weekend toy, they don't come much more useful or stylish than this. Call today!

Features

Build Receipts , Defrost, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Heat, Tilt Wheel, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts

Documentation

Original Warranty Card, Owner's Manual

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
700R4

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Red
Body Style
Pickup Truck
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Miles
25,665 (Since Built)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Camel
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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