1970 Chevrolet El Camino
1970 Chevrolet El Camino
Among the first hybrid vehicles in the history of the automotive industry, the Chevrolet El Camino, a combination car-truck, featured the practicality of a pickup truck, while maintaining performance car status. Chevy dealers across the U.S. showcase vintage models like the El Camino in their showrooms, while awaiting a possible new release. Chevrolet promoted it as, “the most beautiful thing that ever shouldered a load!”. Even claiming, “It rides and handles like a convertible yet hauls and hustles like the workingest thing on wheels.”
It wasn't until 1968 that the El Camino, featuring a total body makeover, and loaded with a more powerful SS engine, took its place in the iconic lineup of American muscle cars and remained there for the remainder of the 1960's and throughout the 1970's. The 1970 454ci V8, featuring a new A-body, Chevelle front clip, and Monte Carlo front parking lights, came available in 360hp or 450hp performance levels, the highest performing El Camino to date, and thus, the stuff of legend. Ours is a 350ci V8 and is now available for the taking.
Laser straight rust-free steel, well minded gaps, great chrome and stainless trimmings, a black vinyl top and black rocker paint, leaving the remainder wonderful deep blue. From the B pillar forward its “look…! it's a Chevelle SS”, but from the B pillar rearward, its “look! …it's a hauler.”. Throw in some wide black racing stripes on top of the blue scooped hood and add in some 15-inch Weld Prostar wheels wrapped in 215/70R15's in front and wider 275/60R15's on back and let's boogie.
KISS is the theme from the interior and it does so by utilizing plenty of black vinyl. For the doors we get the bowtie design on the panels, (look closely!), with vertical ribbed vinyl and smooth vinyl and some trim delineation. Crossing over the perfect threshold which holds back a sea of black pristine clean carping, we can rest ourselves in wide black vinyl bucket seats. Here we can take in the original dash, in dash tachometer, and gauges and knob setup from 1970. An AM/FM/Cassette radio, A/C, and power steering are there for making the drive just a bit easier. Note and a shout out to the futuristic jet age throttle style gear shift lever in the middle of the console between the buckets.
This 350ci V8 version is crammed under the hood and shows nicely in its satin black air cleaner cover, valve covers and bolt ons. An orange/red GM block is present, and little to no corrosion or rust is noted anywhere. This 350ci V8 is ca. 1978 and is rated at 165hp. On top is a single 4-barrel carb and a TH350 3-speed automatic throws power rearward to a 12-bolt 3.55 posi rear axle, and then the rear tires smoke?!?
Some patina and wear but very clean and well-kept original undercarriage. Solid floor pans, rockers and frame which has been repainted black persist in this simple undercarriage environment. A new Flowmaster exhaust works its way rearward in dual form. Power disc brakes are up front and power drum brakes on the back.
These late 60's early 70's muscle cars never cease to amaze me and this one is all buttoned up and ready to perform for you. Just sneak it a treat of high test gas and it will stand on its own two rear tires…(well maybe not!), but it performs beautifully, great acceleration, good solid braking, and smooth automatic shifting, even though due to the design of the shifter I wanted to push it forward to ascend but then I digress to its a car… All working, all good for the test track drive.
A fine example of a restored El Camino right out of its prime year 1970. A pre gas crisis, pre emissions car, with some capabilities to haul goods and some ass!
ST 70 13680-1970 Elcamino
BDY BL 07263-Baltimore Body #
TR 755-Black Cloth Fabric Bench Seat
PNT 19B-Tuxedo Black, Black Vinyl Top
12C-3rd Week December Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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