Sitting for 6 Years: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino

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This 1967 Chevrolet El Camino is a car that appears to have sparked a certain amount of interest since it has been offered for sale. After bidding initially opened at $2,000, the price has already shot up to $5,113. If it is a vehicle that also sparks your interest, you will find it listed for sale here on eBay. It is located in Hollywood, Maryland, and is being offered for sale with a clear title.

The owner states that he purchased the car as a project, but other things have now gotten in the way. He also says that the vehicle still wears the original paint and that any trim items that appear to be missing are actually present, but just aren’t attached to the car. While it generally doesn’t look too bad from the outside, it will need new floor pans. There also appears to be a few minor rust spots in some of the lower panels areas, but none of it looks particularly bad.

The original, numbers-matching 283ci V8 and 2-speed Powerglide transmission remain in place in the El Camino. and it is also fitted with power steering and power brakes. The owner says that it is 6 years since the engine last ran, and a check indicates that the engine turns freely and that the brakes aren’t locked. There are some indications there that Mickey Mouse may have spent some time under the hood, so hopefully, he and his family haven’t made their way to the interior.

Speaking of the interior, it really doesn’t look that bad. The dash pad is badly cracked, some of the metal and chrome is pitted, and it is hard to tell what is happening to the seat under that aftermarket cover, but the rest is quite encouraging. The dash itself is unmolested, the original radio is still present, and the door trims look like they might be okay. While we can’t see what is going on with the seat, there are no ugly bulges visible that would normally indicate major issues with the padding or springs, so it looks like, at worst, the seat might need a new cover, or the original might even be okay.

The owner of this El Camino had every intention of leaving the external appearance of the vehicle pretty well as it currently is, and undertake some pretty serious mechanical modifications. I am glad that he didn’t get around to touching it, as finding original numbers-matching 283 powered ’67 El Caminos is becoming increasingly difficult. The vast majority of the original ones that have hit the market in recent times have either been fitted with the 327 or 396ci engines. A really nice 283 car will set you back at least $20,000 in today’s market, and that is probably one of the reasons why the bidding has been strong on this car.

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  1. Gaspumpchas

    I’d bringer back stock, maybe add a 4 speed but leave the 283. A tad rusty but it looks complete and unmolested, that’s the way to buy ’em!! Good luck to the new owner. Love a 67 Camino!! will be interested to see what it sells for,



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  2. pwtiger

    Rebuild the 283 with .030 over 10 to 1 pistons, maybe a mild cam and a small 4 barrel and some camel hump heads, then you would have an honest 250 horsepowered cruiser…

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  3. Kenneth Carney

    Whoa, hello! Looks like something I could really use. Just bring it back running condition and drive while you
    restore it. The 283 and PG tranny work
    for me as this would be a great daily
    driver. Work it Monday-Friday and cruise
    it on weekends. Now here’s a ride that’ll
    never run out of uses.

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  4. Del

    Sweet but rusty.

    At least all original but is going to require full resto.

    Bidding stalled at just over 5000. Cannot see it going much higher.

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  5. Maestro1

    Restore it and drive it; have the nicest pickup in your territory. I have no room. Never mind market values, which are increasingly incorrect as related to reality.

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  6. Steve

    Love it but I would replace the trans with a three on the tree. I’d keep it so the numbers match later on but there is no better theft prevention than a column shift! Happy New Year!

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  7. stillrunners

    Nice to see one not messed with and for that neck of the woods a pretty rare piece. A buy at where it stopped…..plenty of good frames down south to be had…..

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  8. Duaney

    Sitting for more like 25 years

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  9. KevinLee

    Red heater hoses = deal breaker!

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  10. ctmphrs

    I have never understood the thrill of restoring a car. There has never been a car built that could not be improved

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  11. Michael n.

    One of the best little trucks I ever had 67 + 396 Turbo 400 air conditioning disc brakes starter went out one day and I went to Pep Boys like a fool they gave me a starter which was the wrong one broke the water jacket in one of the bolts other than that it was a great little vehicle miss it

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