This is an original restoration of a SS396, 350hp L48 El Camino. Correct 12 bolt posi rearend. 331 gears.. Date code for rearend is K298 ( Nov 29,1968) and code is CW 12078. Truck was built January of 69. If original is what you're looking for, this is the one. All numbers matching. Correct numbers even on the spark plug wires and hoses. The air conditioner pump is also correct. The engine compartment is pristine. All the sheet metal is original. The bed is the cleanest you'll see anywhere. We tore the engine down when the car was restored and it didn't need boring. Just honed the cylinders and rebuilt. Based on that, there's a good chance the mileage is correct, but I can't verify it and won't claim it. The car was sold new in Burlingame, CA, and has been in a heated garage in Colorado since I restored it. It has one of the nicest paint jobs you'll ever see and is identical to the car on the Chevrolet model brochure from 1969 with the surfboards in the back. Contact me if you have any other questions.
This ClassicCars.com featured listing, according to the seller is a “1979 El Camino Conquista in original condition. Family owned since new, always garaged, body is straight, 350 ci with factory 4bbl, and factory air. Perfect starting point for a restoration.” Having spent its life in LaSalle, Colarado, with 164,298 miles on the clock, while original, […]
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Today is Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). While not a federally recognized day off, it is a recognized holiday, as the SEMA Action Network (SAN) wants to “raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.” This is the 11th such holiday. In a celebration video, Courtney Hansen, daughter of […]
Yesterday, our Video of the Day featured Lady Penelope’s FAB1, a weapon-equipped pink Rolls-Royce from the Thunderbirds, a British television series in the mid-1960s. Today, we share an update on the car, this time featuring James May of Top Gear as he tools around in a drivable version of the car built for a movie […]