Part car and part truck, this classic is completely awesome.
There’s a strong following for the El Camino, and when you take a look at one like this 1960 Chevrolet El Camino, it’s easy to see why. While some simply dismiss the car as a wanna-be truck, the truth is there’s a grace and beauty to the design that’s just so incredibly unique. There really is no other car like it on the road, and there probably never will be one like it in the future.
This particular El Camino was originally used in Texas. It has gone through a recent extensive frame-off restoration process, so every nook and cranny has been addressed. As you can clearly see, the smooth black paint has a sophisticated richness to it. American racing wheels compliment the design of this ride quite well. While not perfect, the body is still in great condition and has no Bondo on it. All the glass is new, as are the body mounts, rear quarter panels, and front end. Amazingly, the tailgate is original.
Adding depth to this car is the red vinyl interior. Not only are the immaculate seats red, so is the carpeting, dash, and headliner. Everything in the car has either been thoroughly restored or is new, so you won’t see any apparent signs of damage.
Power comes from a 283ci V8 engine that’s mated to a TH350 transmission. A new exhaust has been installed. The seller says the Chevy was recently taken on a 5-hour road trip without any issues.
Created to go up against the successful Ford Ranchero, Chevy made the El Camino from 1959 to 1987 in five different generations. Finding one from the first generation, which only lasted until 1963, is becoming more difficult as the pool of survivors continues to dwindle. With how well-done the restoration work on this car has been performed, it’s a solid investment opportunity. This fine classic machine is being offered for purchase through Silverstone Motorcars.