Built by Pete Chapouris' 'SoCal Speed Shop' for the TLC show 'Hard
Shine'. Its owner, Spectre Racing, drove it to both road course and
drag racing duties. It has power steering and AC, so can be
comfortably street driven between races. No holds barred or expense
spared. Appraised in 2008 for $180,000+
Starting with a no hit, no rust 1970 El Camino donor, the LS7 was installed between custom tubular front frame rails which lowered the engine down and back about 8" making for close to 50/50 weight distribution. The rowdy 427 cu inch engine crate motor was purchased brand new from Chevrolet. It puts out 650hp and almost equal torque! a Tremec 6 speed manual shifts gears. There are lots of custom modern suspension pices and parts from Global West with Baer 6 piston calipers with vented rotors to slow things down, OMG!
For a complete list of features and equipment please call or email, the list is too long to write up here. Also to see the car in action, go to YouTube and search Spectre Racing El Camino, it is worth looking at!
Pick of the Day is one of Chevrolet’s early personal pickups
Dad and daughter turned car-based truck into a gem
This 1959 El Camino has traveled 10,000 trouble-free miles.
The full-sized, Chevrolet El Camino was first launched as a new model in 1959 in response to Ford’s full-sized Ranchero model (launched in 1957).
It took 17 years, but Christine is back in the garage
Car finished sixth at Monaco in 1932 and later was owned by each of the racing Trintignant brothers
This is the 23rd in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction