El Camino

Parked in The ’80s: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino

Some enthusiasts hesitate if confronted with another person’s project build when it comes to market. There’s always a worry that its shiny paint hides second-rate repairs that will come back and bite the new owner. I don’t believe that… more»

A Trio of Chevrolet El Camino’s!

Chevy introduced the El Camino in 1959 to compete against the Ford Ranchero. Both vehicles were station wagon-based “gentlemen’s pickups.” The El Camino was retired briefly after just two years only to return in 1964 as a variant of… more»

El Camino-Inspired? 1958 Imperial Pickup

The Imperial was introduced in 1926 as Chrysler’s top-of-the-line automobile. After 1954, its Chrysler branding was dropped so the company could better apposition the car to compete against the Cadillac, Continental, Lincoln, Packard, and other premium brands. The second… more»

Same Family 52 Years: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Chevy introduced the El Camino in 1959 as a “gentleman’s” pickup, based on a 2-door station wagon platform. It was in response to a similar vehicle brought to market by Ford in 1957. When Chevrolet redesigned their full-size cars… more»

Solid Californian: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

While it has undergone many changes over the years, this 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 is a solid classic that could make a rewarding restoration project. Reversing the changes should be straightforward, with the result being a practical… more»

Nicest One Left? 1978 GMC Caballero 350 V8

The term “fancy truck” has always seemed like an oxymoron to me. I mean, aren’t trucks supposed to be for hauling construction materials or sacks of grain and things like that? GMC had their own version of the Chevy… more»

Restore or Parts Car? 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

In 1957, Ford created a new product category, “the gentleman’s pickup”. The new Ranchero was based on a full-size Fairlane 2-door station wagon. Chevrolet would emulate the Ranchero in 1959 when they introduced their designed line of automobiles, and… more»

Original 327/4-Speed: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino

Careful ownership shows on a classic car, which is undoubtedly true with this 1965 Chevrolet El Camino. From its rust-free body to its tidy interior, it is a stunning vehicle guaranteed to turn heads. Its original drivetrain combination means… more»

1 of 1 LS6 454 V8: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Only about 4,500 Chevelles and El Caminos were built in 1970 with the LS6 454 V8 that produced nearly one horsepower per cubic inch. Maybe 10-12% of those were El Camino’s and the seller says this pickup has been… more»

Patina or Paint? 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

El Caminos and Rancheros are a bit of a love it or hate it proposition. The cars have truck beds which aren’t everyone’s taste. One of the most iconic muscle cars is the 1970 Chevelle. This one-year-only body style… more»

350 V8 Six-Pack: 1957 Chevrolet “El Camino”

If you wanted a so-called “gentleman’s pickup” (car-based) in 1957, you’d have to shop at your Ford dealer as the new Ranchero was the only game in town. Chevrolet didn’t follow suit until 1959 when they redesigned their cars… more»

Corvette 327 Powered 1964 Chevrolet El Camino!

Realizing the success that Ford was experiencing from their Ranchero coupe utility offering, Chevrolet introduced the new El Camino in 1959 as a competitor, although the Ranchero got a 2-year head start.  The El Camino was embraced by the… more»

Parts or Project: 1974 Chevrolet El Camino

Chevy’s El Camino was a coupe utility vehicle like the Ford Ranchero. It’s sometimes referred to as a “gentleman’s pickup” as it was based on an automobile platform, not a truck. The El Camino saw five generations of production… more»

Real Deal Roller? 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

Chevrolet’s new mid-size car, the Chevelle, debuted in 1964. With it came the utility coupe El Camino which was based on the Chevelle’s 2-door station wagon platform. So, it was natural that when the Chevelle would add a performance… more»

Carport Find: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino

The Chevy El Camino, like Ford’s Ranchero, was a coupe utility vehicle, sometimes referred to as a “gentleman’s pickup.” It was given a two-year trial run as a full-size truck in 1959-60, then took a hiatus before returning as… more»

396 V8 Power! 1982 Chevrolet El Camino

UPDATE 3/15-2022 – Bidding on this one reached $5,500 and didn’t meet the reserve. The seller has relisted it, now with a BIN of $8,000, here on eBay. What do you think, will it find a buyer willing to… more»