Looking through our inventory, you already know we love El Caminos, and this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino hits all the right notes. It combines a great-running small block V8 with plenty of style and a touch of practicality to make a car that you’ll never get tired of driving and looks far more expensive than it is.
The original color was code 55 Champagne Gold, but at some point this car got a makeover in handsome Burgundy livery, which seems to suit it just fine. A cowl induction hood, black SS stripes, and exceptionally tight gaps are the kinds of things that car guys notice and appreciate, and at this price it looks decent and has an elegant look that's missing on a lot of Elkys. No, it's not perfect and it's been driven and used, but there's no denying the appeal. The bed has been coated with a spray-in bedliner that makes it practical and durable for the things you want to do with a pickup truck, so this truck/car should be an easy sell to your significant other, too. Proper SS badges, a blacked-out grille, and hood pins reinforce the muscle car part of the Elky’s DNA, and the whole thing has an appealing look. Even the black vinyl top helps make it look elegant in a way that makes it seem as though other El Caminos are under-dressed.
Black cloth and vinyl upholstery is a nice upgrade from plain vinyl and bucket seats with a console are always a great choice in an El Camino. From behind the wheel, it’s almost impossible to tell that you’re not in a Chevelle, with a four-spoke Grant GT steering wheel, driver-oriented dashboard, and the view over that cowl-induction hood. Instrumentation is SS-spec, with a full complement of dials that include a factory tach and a vacuum gauge down on the console. An AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit, factory A/C, and a tilt steering column also make this a great car for road trips or even just a trip down to the local cruise night, where it’s sure to be a hit.
A smart-running 400 cubic inch small block V8 lives under that cowl-induction hood and makes this El Camino feel every bit as muscular as it looks. A few dress-up pieces make it look good, including a chrome air cleaner and Z/28-sytle finned valve covers. There’s obviously a lot of recent work under the hood, including new belts and hoses, a recent alternator, and some fresh wiring. The dual exhaust system uses ubiquitous Flowmaster mufflers, so it has that traditional muscle car sound that everyone wants. A rugged TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeds a 12-bolt rear end ignores abuse and is filled with highway-friendly, so it’s an easy cruiser. You’ll note that the floors are clean, there are a lot of new front-end components, and long-tube headers feed a new Flowmaster dual exhaust system. Flashy Rally wheels with spinners look great on the El Camino and carry staggered 215/70/15 front and 225/70/15 rear Goodyear radials that fit inside the wheel wells just right.
Just a nicely done El Camino for not a lot of money, and looking this one over, it’s pretty easy to see why they’ve been so popular for so long. Call today!