El Camino

Parked 25 Years: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

After a brief outing in 1959-60, the El Camino returned in 1964 as part of the Chevelle mid-size lineup. It was considered a “gentleman’s pickup” because it was based on an automobile platform rather than a truck. The Super… more»

BF Auction: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

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,… more»

Running V8 Project: 1975 Chevrolet El Camino

  The Chevy El Camino was part of the Chevelle family from 1964 to 1987 when rear-wheel-drive production was discontinued. It was inspired by the Ford Ranchero, which originally beat the El Camino to the market by two years… more»

Rebuilt V8, Daily Driver: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino

In 1957, Ford introduced the Ranchero, a pickup based on a 2-door station wagon. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet rolled out a similar product in 1959, the El Camino. After two years, Chevy took a breather but brought the… more»

Muscle Truck: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

The SS 396 became a series within the popular mid-size Chevy Chevelle in 1966. That would also apply to the El Camino pickup which was considered part of the Chevelle family. We assume the seller’s 1967 El Camino is… more»

Muscle Truck: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

Once the El Camino shifted to the mid-size Chevelle platform in 1964, it could be equipped like most any other Chevelle. That includes the SS 396 which was an option on the El Camino in 1969. The seller’s car… more»

Ranchero Alternative: 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet rolled out the El Camino in 1959 as a coupe utility vehicle to keep up with the Ford Ranchero. Like the Ford, it was based on a 2-door station wagon. As a full-size vehicle, it only ran for… more»

SS 454 Pickup! 1971 Chevrolet El Camino

From 1964 to 1987, the El Camino was a “gentleman’s pickup” version of the mid-size Chevrolet Chevelle. Mechanically, it could be equipped any way you could order a Malibu, including the Super Sport option and the hot 454 cubic… more»

BF Auction: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino 396/4-Speed

UPDATE – While the engine was apart, the cam, pushrods, lifters, timing chain, time gears, and valve seals were also replaced. VIDEO ADDED – The seller has added a cold start video of this El Camino and one of… more»

454 V8 Pickup: 1974 Chevrolet El Camino

Not to be outdone by Ford, Chevrolet created the El Camino in 1959. It was in response to the Ford Ranchero, which was sometimes called a “coupe utility (“UTE”) or a “gentlemen’s pickup”. Whatever the case, it was a… more»

El Camino Clone: 1976 GMC Sprint

When folks think of the 1960s and 1970s “gentlemen’s pickups”, they usually mention the car-based Ford Ranchero and Chevy El Camino. But there was a third that sold in much smaller numbers, the GMC Sprint. It was an El… more»

No Reserve: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

I possess an unashamed soft spot for vehicles like the Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero. My daily driver is an Aussie Falcon ute, and I can vouch for how practical these vehicles are. They offer the load-carrying capacity… more»

Barn Find Ute: 1968 Chevrolet El Camino

For much of its life, the Chevy El Camino was a utility coupe (aka “Ute”) derivative of the mid-size Chevelle. After a brief full-size run in 1959-60, the El Camino returned in 1964 and remained through the end of… more»

BF Exclusive: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

It is said that careful ownership shows, which is the case with this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. From its dazzling paint and contrasting stripes to its tidy interior and powerful small-block, this classic has little to criticize. It may… more»

350 V8 Original: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet joined Ford in 1959 in the new “Ute” market (aka utility coupe). The El Camino and Ranchero were both truck versions of their 2-door station wagons and are sometimes also called “gentlemen’s pickups” because they were less austere…. more»

SS 396 Numbers Match: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino

From 1964 forward, the El Camino “gentleman’s pickup” was based on the Chevelle mid-size offering. And like that automobile of the latter 1960s, it could be equipped as a SS 396. But after 1968 they were harder to verify… more»