Thanks to our frequent contributor Olaf E. for sending these in–get well soon, Olaf! This pair of 1960 Chevrolet El Caminos have both seen better days, but there’s enough there to get a good start on putting one back on the road. They are located in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and are listed for sale here on craigslist where you can get the pair for $3,950.
The formerly blue one on the left is the better of the two, although there are certainly some good parts there on the right hand side vehicle. The distinctive styling of the 1959-60 Chevrolets make this an extremely distinctive vehicle, especially in the greenhouse area with wraparound glass both front and rear. Of course, it would be nice if either vehicle had front glass, but hey, you can’t have everything. I found them here for just under $500.
While there’s certainly some quarter panel work to be done, and there’s a decent amount of surface rust elsewhere, take a look at that distinctive rear that you’ll only see in this generation. Bumpers and trim (what there is of it) look pretty good and there are even duplicates of some items between the two vehicles (to be sold to fund other parts?)
While there’s not a whole lot to work with here as far as upholstery or door panels, at least there’s some items that are complete, and you won’t be searching for door and window handles. Would you take this back stock, or take the opportunity to do some customizing?
The blue car/truck comes with what appears to be the original 283 (although I’m wondering what all that bracketry on the passenger side front is for) and a two-speed automatic, which I presume to be a Powerglide. We are not told if the engine is free or not; of course it’s not difficult to find a small block Chevrolet if you don’t want originality, but I’d rather keep this engine if it is the original one. What do you think you’d do with this pair?