BF Auction: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Asking: $3,500Make Offer

  • Seller: M B
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mileage: 0 Shown
  • Chassis #: 136800L136907
  • Title Status: Clean

We are helping Reader MB clear out his project that he isn’t ever going to get around to. So far, we’ve listed his Camaro and Corvette. Next up is his 1970 El Camino and while it might look rough, this truck has potential! It started life well-optioned and had to have been a fun machine to drive. It’s located in Las Vegas, Nevada and comes with a clean title. If you’re up for bringing this El Camino back to life, be sure to cast your high bid.

When it started life, this El Camino was equipped with a V8, 4-speed manual transmission, and bucket seats. Unfortunately, the engine, transmission, and seats are missing. MB doesn’t know any of the car’s history before his ownership, so he’s not sure which engine this one started with. Running it through a VIN decoder shows that it was equipped with a 396 V8, but without the build sheet, there’s no way of knowing if that’s accurate. Even if all it had was the 200-horsepower 307 V8, it still would have been a fun driver with the manual transmission! Today, you have lots of engine options, ranging from simply dropping a crate 350 into it or installing a modern LS with all the go-fast gadgets you could ever dream of.

The interior is mostly gone, but the dash and a few other major components are still present. This El Camino is based on Chevy’s A-body platform, so parts are readily available, with most items being reproduced. Putting the interior back to its original condition won’t be a simple task, but if you are going to do a full restoration, an El Camino isn’t a bad choice.

The desert heat certainly hasn’t been kind to the paint or any of the soft bits on this one, but it has kept the floors nice and solid. There are a few rust spots on the body, it appears someone had plans of restoring it, but didn’t get very far before giving up. Had it been stored somewhere more humid, the rust issues could be worse. Again, all the parts needed to restore this El Camino are being produced, including all new sheet metal to repair any problem areas.

The bumpers, grille, headlight doors, taillights, and stainless steel trim are in the bed, as well as a spare differential (the seller isn’t sure what it belongs to). Also, the set of ’70s Appliance Wire Mag Wheels it’s rolling on are included! This one is a big project, but it has potential either as a restoration or to build into a custom street machine. Which route would you take it? Let us know in the comments section. And if you have any questions about it for MB, don’t hesitate to ask!

Bid On This Vehicle

High Bid: $800 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Feb 13, 2024 4:00pm MDT
High Bidder: Mickey
  • Mickey
    bid $800.00  2024-02-07 05:29:06


  1. Yblocker

    Judahs Priest

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  2. Billy

    …what he said. Might ad a…holy moly.

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    • Rod Lustila

      Most popular elcamino.1970.solid good builder.cant even fill up your truck for800.00.

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      • Michael Hoover

        If I want an el Camino it would be a 1966 or a 1965 and in that order unless it was one of the mid to upper 80s ss those I would take too

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    • R Sanchez

      No way of telling what motor it had by the vin number in 1970. Engine codes in the vin started in 1972.

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  3. R Sanchez

    What are the paint and interior codes on the cowl tag?

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  4. Mark

    Looks like it was chewed up and spit out. I live in Las Vegas Nevada and it looks to be in a tow yard or construction yard of some kind.

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  5. Pman

    That’s a sweet find. I live in the northeast, and while not my favorite mark, if I was going to do a resto, that would be pretty tempting, especially being a bowtie. Thanks barn finds! You keep me dreaming and shed mad happiness this here way!

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  6. Michael Hoover

    Class trash. I wouldn’t take this any further than the junkyard and let it rust the rest of the way into the ground. I wouldn’t give $10 for this heap of a rust bucket. But if it was free I might take out the motor and Trans to rebuild for another car with a bad motor and trans

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    • Davey Boy

      You have to read about it I guess and look closer. There is no motor or trans.

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      • Yblocker


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    • RMac

      Michael likes that invisible wind power ‘cause looks to me like the engine and trans he wants are gone with the wind
      Too bad I am already up to my eyeballs in 2 el caminos or I might take a shot but me being in SC this would not be worth the shipping costs

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  7. Cooter Cooter Member

    It will still be here when we are all dead and gone….it’s in the desert. Also the drivetrain is missing if you’ll take the time to read the story! This is a solid vehicle compared to most we see here.

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  8. Rod Lustila

    I don’t get it,if you don’t like elcaminos hey,that’s ok.its america.just say I don’t like em! Lots of people do love em.

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  9. Mike Gordon

    I know a Mickey in Manchaca, Texas that owns a 58 El Camino who may be the current high bidder. Yeah, yeah, I know. Chevrolet didn’t make an el camino in 58 but Mickey did. He used a chevy Biscayne (I think) and created his one of a kind. It came out pretty slick and looks factory.

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    • Billy

      Mike, I am certain that we would all love to see a couple photos of your friends 58 El Cabio! Could you? Please! Thanks, Billy.

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      • Mike Gordon

        I’m pretty computer/phone stupid and can’t figure out how to post pix to this site. However, I do have a couple I can forward to you if you will give me your email address. BTW, it was originally a 58 Delray wagon.

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    • Rob

      Your right, it looks like a factory 58 El Camino, really cool! I live in Austin.

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  10. Big Art

    I restored a 1968 El Camino from the ground up. It was about in the same shape as this one and I wouldn’t sell or trade for anything today. I restored mine in the early 90’s which was a way lot cheaper then today but if you like 70 el camino’s it is a pretty good deal and like the add said it’s a solid car.

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    • Yblocker

      It’s a “solid car”?

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  11. Cooter Cooter Member

    Desert car, it rejects the Tim worms on steroids. The frame is likely solid and that’s a good start!

    Like 3

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