Solid Survivor: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino

While it remains largely original, the current owner of this 1967 El Camino has made some changes to the car that should be able to be reversed if the next owner is seeking originality from a classic car. This looks to be a straight and solid vehicle, and it doesn’t appear as though it is a vehicle that has led a particularly hard life. Located in Boise, Idaho, you will find the El Camino listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has currently reached $11,100, but the reserve hasn’t been met at this point. If this is a car that you feel that you simply must own, then there is a BIN option of $18,750.

Rust in the El Camino doesn’t appear to be an issue. The panels look solid, and photos of the underside of the car look remarkably clean. The Sierra Fawn paint is said to be largely original, although it does appear as though the passenger side fender may have received a repaint at some point. There is also a spot of rust on the front edge of the hood, although it doesn’t appear as though this has actually penetrated the steel, so it should be a relatively easy fix. Otherwise, the El Camino looks like it is ready to be driven and enjoyed as it is.

The interior of the El Camino is where the majority of the modifications have been performed, but thankfully, these could be reversed without any major problems. An aftermarket CD player has been fitted under the dash, which could easily be removed. The door trims have been cut to fit speakers, but a new set of trims is included with the car, so this is also good news. There is also a subwoofer fitted behind the passenger seat, but once again, that’s an easy fix. The aftermarket gauges hanging under the dash don’t bother me, because I like the idea of being able to monitor the health of things under the hood. The original radio is missing, so a replacement will need to be sourced. The rest of the interior looks to be remarkably well preserved, and the dash is free of cracks and issues.

Powering the El Camino is the original 327ci V8, while you also get a 4-speed manual transmission, a limited-slip rear end, and power steering. The engine has recently been fitted with an Edelbrock carburetor, but it isn’t clear whether the original is also included with the car. The seller bought the vehicle off the original owner a little over a year ago and has since spent around $4,000 on various aspect of it. He doesn’t mention how well the El Camino runs and drives, but with 300hp available, it should perform very nicely. Interestingly, the 327-equipped El Camino was a bit of a “sleeper” when it came to performance, and for its modest appearance, it could still break into the 14-second barrier over the ¼ mile.

In 1967, Chevrolet built 34,830 El Caminos, and even though there was a 6-cylinder option available to potential buyers, not a single six actually rolled off the line in that year. This 327-equipped example is a nice looking vehicle, and it won’t take much to return it to its absolute best. The beauty of it is that there doesn’t appear to be any work required that would be classed as urgent, so the next owner could take their time to make sure that they get it right. This is a vehicle that I really wouldn’t mind parking in my workshop. How about you?

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Comments

  1. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Nice car, very good BIN price, great find, Adam. Honestly presented, and like you most of us I believe would take it back to its original condition just to enjoy it for what it is.

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  2. TimM

    This particular year had a great look to it!! 327/4 speed car at this price is a steal of a deal!! Not much to do but turn the key and push the right foot down!!!

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  3. CapNemo

    The door PANELS.

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  4. art

    The Original door PANELS cut, the trailer mirrors, the fog lights, the poorly added extra gas tank filler cut into the left quarter, the missing radio and possibly a cut radio harness, hood rust, a re-paint needed…too much fixing for $18k, in my book.

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  5. JBP

    why does it have two tank doors, for that extra tank?? stupid soloution

    • Jerry Brentnell

      did you bother to read the add? maybe they towed a trailer hence the bigger mirrors , new door panels included! and the gas door could it be this was set up to run on propane at ontime! quit your whine’n and buy it! its his rig to do what he wants with!

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  6. local_sheriff

    I have a very hard time deciding which I like the most; the 67 or the 64…? In my book this example is optioned with the perfect driveline combo and the only extras necessary.

    Considering the holes drilled to mount the trailer mirrors and auxhillary gas filler door they managed to screw up an otherwise seemingly rust-free Elky body. Apart from the non-OE parts it looks very nice, still not 18k nice

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  7. Gaspumpchas

    Yep sheriff, was wondering about the 18 large ask. Shame on what seems to be a nice clean Body. Not that it couldn’t be reversed. 327 4 speed whats not to love? Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  8. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Nicely set up El Camino, I too wonder about the mirrors. I wish the newer rigs had a view from behind the wheel like this one. I did not see trailer hitch and can’t recall anyone I know that ever removed one.

  9. Ted

    Yeah it needs work but we’ve seen worse for more…….for those of you who have never driven a Camino here’s a Friday laugh for you……bought a 65 Camino in Tswassen in the early 80’s, 327/300 horse 4 speed with factory 4.11 12 bolt. Bit rough, but omfg did that car do something for my ego. That little rodney would dance sideways all the way through third car when I flat footed and shifted the snot out of it. Always loved Caminos and Rancheros, like this one too, but I’m also thinking this thing would be as loose as a call girl at a political convention. Trailer towing 4 speeds tend to rattle every piece loose over time, and just the thought of the mirrors coupled with the work it would need to retorque……….8 or 9K, sold. 18? Pass………

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  10. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    Considering it seems to be a solid car with a desirable V8/4-spd and a clean bucket seat interior, maybe the BIN is reasonable. Sure, there are a few items to correct but nothing that can’t be undone. It wouldn’t surprise me if it met the seller’s reserve.

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  11. Norton rider

    Sorry. Not related to this listing. I have 73 El Camino I would like to get info for. How to tell if it’s genuine SS etc. Can anyone lead me in the right direction. I am really computer ignorant ( not to mention car ignorant too). Hope this isn’t out of line. Thanks

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    • local_sheriff

      IMO not out of line at all; that’s what such discussions are for. John supplied some useful links below, you may also try ss396.com.

      Unfortunately;unlike earlier SS cars; the VIN won’t tell whether you have an SS, by 1973 it was an appearance package rather than a series. Chances you’ll locate a readable build sheet after 45 years of road use are rather slim, however the spid label may still be on the glove compartment door. There will most likely be some ‘trim package’ mentioned, you’ll have to decode that #.

      Historically 73up Elkys haven’t been near as popular as 72down; have you known the vehicle for years there’s little chance anyone took the hassle of cloning it. Regardless of it being legit, IMHO 73-77 Elkys / Malibus are of the very few truly desirable Malaise era cars

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  12. JOHN Member

    Look for a build sheet… you might get some info from these sites:

    https://www.elcaminocentral.com/index.php
    https://www.chevelles.com/forums/43-el-caminos/

    I don’t know much about the 73 and up cars, I would assume they have build sheets, location often depended on the assembly plants, you just have to search. My 70 SS 396 was a Van Nuys car and I found the original build sheet on top of the gas tank, a fairly common location, but you may not find one either. I don’t know if the trim tag identifies the SS option or not.

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  13. plwindish

    This car takes me back to my El Camino ownership days in the mid 70’s when I had a ’72 with a 350 and 4 speed. I got two tickets within 3 weeks simply by going through the gears on the outskirts of two towns. I got married and had to sell it as the wife could not learn how to drive a stick.

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  14. Norton rider

    Thank you all very much for your time and efforts. I will follow up on your info.

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  15. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Reserve not met at $12,600.

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