This is the car-truck you’ve been waiting to own.
People can debate until the cows come home whether owning a car or a pickup truck is superior. If you grab this 1985 Chevrolet El Camino, you get to split the difference and have both. Even better, this fine machine is selling for a mere $11,500. It packs some nice upgrades and would make a fine hauler as well as a cruiser for anyone with discerning taste.
The Conquista badge on the tailgate of this Chevy indicates it’s an upgraded model, hence the factory two-tone paint. That combination of black with silver highlights for the rocker panels, roof, and bed rails adds a non-ironic sophisticated element to the car-truck. There’s also some chrome trimming the division between the colors, as well as the rockers, wheel wells, front fascia, and bars attached to the bed rails. Overall, the body panels are pretty straight, and this vehicle is presentable as well as undeniably unique.
Most people are shocked to find the interior of this Chevy is pretty plush. The Maroon color scheme is pretty lively compared to the exterior, with unblemished vinyl adorning the door panels. Cloth upholstery and carpeting look to be in good overall condition, as does the factory steering wheel. OE controls and gauges, a puffy fold-down center armrest, and a Maroon headliner are all included.
This vehicle was made first and foremost for practicality, hence the 305ci V8 under the hood. Electronic fuel injection helps with reliability and efficiency, while a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission makes driving this Chevy simple. In addition, a 20-bolt rear differential puts all the power to the rear wheels. The bed shows wear from what appears to be frequent use, demonstrating that the El Camino is a true worker.
Of course, GM developed the El Camino to compete against the Ford Ranchero. It was a success, lasting from 1959 to 1987 and going through five different generations while in production. Once common, El Caminos are becoming increasingly rare, but prices are quite attainable for most. This vehicle is a good way to get into car collecting, or a fun and cheap addition to an existing collection. Contact Classic Auto Mall to talk details, if you’re interested.