The year is 1959, Hawaii becomes the 50th US state, "The Twilight Zone" airs for the first time on October 2nd, on the CBS television network. And this gorgeous 1959 Lamborghini Orange El Camino rolls off the assembly line. Since then she has undergone a full frame off rotisserie restoration including: 3 stage paint, powder coated frame, brown leather interior that smells amazing, A/C, electric windows, all new glass, 348 Tri-Power V8, 2" 409 exhaust manifolds, 2 �" stainless steel exhaust, aluminum radiator, electric fan, B&M 700 R4 trans, Lokar flor shifter, Air Ride, Classic Instrument gauges, power steering, Willwood slotted disc brakes, and with only 1172 miles since the rebuild. Introduced in the 1959 model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero pickup, its first run lasted only two years. Production resumed for the 1964-1977 model years based on the Chevelle platform, and continued for the 1978-1987 model years based on the GM G-body platform. Among the performance engines offered were a 283 CID Turbo-Jet V8 with two or four-barrel carburetion, several Turbo-Thrust 348 CID V8s with four-barrel or triple two-barrel carburetors producing 335 HP, 250 HP and 290 HP 283-cube Ramjet Fuel Injection V8s. 1959 is still arguably the best looking El Camino ever built. To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our Denver showroom. Call 303-872-4722 for more information.
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