- Engine Size
- 4.3 L
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1985 Chevrolet El Camino
Back in the 1950's a woman from an Australian Farm requested a car that she could go to church on Sunday, and haul pigs on Monday. The Idea was hatched for a new kind of transportation, that being the multi-use vehicle. GM's version was the El Camino aptly named after the Spanish “The Way”.
Seen here is an absolutely gorgeous example of a 1985 El Camino. Originally it was owned by a funeral home and utilized as the flower car. A very complete restoration, where every body panel was blasted then repaired (if needed), then painted. Everything about this car says awesome restoration, bringing it back to better than showroom condition, all in a space of 13 labor of love years.
Flawless Red covers the immaculately restored exterior. In person, this paint is so deep you could dive in and get lost in it. A red integrated rear bumper has been added utilizing original style taillight configuration. Brightwork, front bumper, grille and badging are pristine. As expected the bed is nicer than the day the car was new, and finished in red. Edelbrock chromed aluminum slot wheels, with knockoff style hubs adorn each corner, and beg to be looked at.
The ultra-clean cloth with vinyl bolsters interior split bench seating runs the width of the interior and sports an ergonomic vinyl armrest. Grey carpeting fills the floor, and grey vinyl, with molded plastic and just a hint of carpet makes up the door panels. Within the panels are toggles to work the mirrors, and windows, as well as locks. An iconic for mid 80's design, the use of the square and its variant, the rectangle come together to produce the dashboard area. This houses the radio, temperature controls, glove compartment, as well as a separate rectangle for instrumentation, and vital gauges. The faux wood grain is put to use on the passenger dash, as well as the center of the steering wheel.
A 4.3 Liter fuel injected engine, with all the federally mandated emission controls, (which killed the muscle car…if all be it temporarily), air conditioning and mostly original parts, fills the very clean engine bay. A 3-speed Turbo Hydramatic 350 automatic transmission is installed and shifts very smoothly. This car features power front disc, and rear drum brakes as well as double A arm front and coil sprung rear suspension.
WOW! Is the word to describe this consignment. Exquisitely redone and presents in awesome shape with a great color combination, and plenty of shine to go around. I'd say the initial wish was fulfilled (the church on one day and market on another) although this writer is not sure how many pigs will fit onto the back bed, let alone if you would even remotely consider putting them there in the first place....I'd save it for going to church, and if you are not into that, just seeing this car is a true religious experience! A comprehensive booklet which contains much documentation including the original build sheet, comes with this beauty.