The Coolest Coupe Utility Vehicle Of Them All - El Camino

May 2, 2019 2 min read
The Coolest Coupe Utility Vehicle Of Them All - El Camino

This 1967 El Camino features mesmerizing Marina Blue paintwork and a hearty 350 cubic-inch V8 with some noisy upgrades

Having taken notice of the Ford Ranchero’s successes, Chevy thought it was about time they put their hat in the ring. The El Camino was born, but sadly missed the spotlight upon launch thanks to Ford taking this new market share wholeheartedly.

The result was a mere two year production run before the El Camino was retired. Yet four years on in 1964 the name was back, and Chevrolet was determined to make it a success. Oh boy, did they succeed.

The El Camino is a particularly loved vehicle, the type of car that today would be unlikely to re-enter production, despite Detroit putting out some pretty mental muscle over the last few years.

Back in the sixties, love for the truck/car mashup was growing to the extent that from 1964, Chevrolet changed the design of the El Camino every single year until 1980. Every single year. Could you imagine the Toyota Camry receiving a redesign every year? I thought not.

The car offered here by Street Side Classics is a 1967 model and looks mesmerizing with that factory correct Marina Blue paintwork. The original engine is long gone, and in its place lies a hearty 350 cubic-inch V8. A full auxiliary gauge pack along with dash mounted tach allows you to see how that beast of a motor is performing. With less than 12,000 miles on the odometer, we would assume it’s doing rather well.

Naturally, with such a charismatic heart, you want to hear it. Fortunately these requests are taken care of via an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake and long tube headers that feed a hungry dual exhaust. Best of all, however, is the gearbox which has been upgraded to a 700R4 four speed automatic unit, allowing for all your cruising needs to waft into that idyllic sunset that awaits.

For more information, visit Street Side Classics.

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