1966 Chevrolet El Camino
The El Camino was a direct challenge to Ford's Ranchero, a utility
coupe dominating a previously untapped market. GM flirted with
coupe-type trucks such as the Chevrolet Cameo Carrier and the GMC
Suburban Carrier in 1955, but they went all-in with the El Camino
for the 1959 model year. The El Camino was built on a modified
Brookwood Station Wagon platform. The first generation didn't last
long. It could have been the new flamboyant wings of full-sized
Chevys or perhaps the Ranchero's hefty stake in the market, but
after just 2 years and 36,409 El Caminos produced, Chevy dropped
the ax on the model. After dropping the ax on the original model GM
decided to bring it back in 1964 as version 2 which lasted until
For consignment a second generation El Camino which has been in one
family since its trip off the showroom floor, and until recently
spent its time in Kansas. The car has its original interior, and
original 283ci V8 2-barrel carb with factory air conditioning, and
power steering. It has recently undergone a respray.
Wonderfully preserved straight steel panels with well minded gaps
make up this car like pickup. The black respray is very nice and
deep, and has just a few scratches here and there, but nothing
major. Plenty of chrome trimmings surrounding the wheel wells,
covering the rockers, lining the top of the bed and defining the
cabin glass, and all is in very nice mirror-like condition. Front
and rear bumpers as well as the front grille present nearly new.
The bed of this vehicle shows some scratches from use, but has no
rust or major dents. Just a bit of rust is showing thru on the
passengers rear lower quarter panel. On all 4 corners are wire
wheels covers with faux center knockoff hubs, and all are looking
Opening the doors you will have the pleasure of feasting your eyes
on the original interior which is in amazing condition. Fawn vinyl
bolsters surround wide tuck and roll gold inserts, and all presents
extremely clean. Door panels are gold as well, and again very clean
just like the seats. The original dash sits proudly in front of the
bench and is also amazingly clean. It is made up of a fine mixture
of padded gold vinyl gold paint, gold anodized aluminum and faux
leather texture black vinyl. All original radio, and controls and
all in working condition. The fabric headliner is nice, clean and
tight. A standing ovation for the interior please!
Nice patina surfaces and all original to this car/truck an orange
painted block and valve covered 283ci V8. Decoding on the block has
this as being built in Flint Michigan on May 9th, 1966 and verifies
it is a 283ci V8. A Rochester 2 jet carburetor feeds the engine,
and a Powerglide 2-speed automatic is attached to the back. Way
back is a 10 bolt rear. Of special note, a rarely working engine
bay light shines brightly with a pop of the clean hood!
Straight steel frame and floorpans along with all working
mechanicals are seen underneath. Only on the rear fenders do we
note some invasive rust chewing at the inner metal panel before the
rear bumper it does not appear to have invaded the exterior panels.
All surfaces are black and take on the look of having been sprayed
with a rattle can. Drum brakes are all around and exhaust system is
fairly rust free.
A pleasure to drive, very smooth running and a very nice ride. This
car had good acceleration, and came to a stop nicely with no pull.
The A/C even worked as did the radio! The clock is inoperable.
80-2 Door Sedan Pick Up
K-Kansas City, MO Assy Plant
192135-Sequential Unit Number
05B-2nd Week May Build
ST 66 13680-1966 2 Door Sedan Pickup
BDY KAN10216-Kansas City Body #
TR 710A-Fawn & Gold Bench
PNT AA-Tuxedo Black
E-Tinted Glass All
4F-Comfort & Convenience Group
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
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