For Sale: 1976 Chevrolet El Camino in Fort Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

1976 Chevrolet El Camino

  • 2dr Pickup
  • 8-cyl. 350cid/165hp 4bbl
  • GM’s “Colonnade” body styles (introduced in 1973) for this “a-body mid-sized product”
  • hardtop-style doors with upper glass
  • Front disc brakes
  • All coil suspension
  • Flow-through power ventilation.
  • Payload = respectable 1/2 ton (1,000 lb.)


  • Originally classified as a truck (made it subject to different rules & regs than sedans, etc.)
  • 1976 model year saw the introduction of GM’s new rectangular dual stacked headlights
  • Classification falls into the “#3 GOOD” range if judged by HAGERTY® descriptions

Acquired in approximately 1982 or 1983, by its second owner, Mr. Clyde D. Pemberton, Jr.,(now deceased) the car has been garaged and “lived” in Fort Worth, Texas’ climate since that time.

The speedometer mileage is not entirely accurate, having been inoperable for a number of years. The car has probably some 200,000+ actual miles on it. No one knows.

Since Mr. Pemberton’s death at the age of 96 in late 2015, the car needed considerable maintenance in mid-2018 because it had not been driven over that time. Fluid changes, new gasoline, hose repairs, two new tires, ball joints replaced and a complete carburetor overhaul were just a few of the maintenance items attended. After the shop repairs by Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza in Fort Worth, the El Camino was road worthy and made an appearance in the Fort Worth neighborhood of Ryan Place’s 2018 July 4th Parade.

Other notes: Sometime during 2013, Mr. Pemberton had an accident while driving the car. He decided he need not drive any more; had the car repaired and garaged it. We later discovered the car has a 1974 (?) grill. The VIN number cannot be used to date the car because it is pre-1981 (the date VINs were mandated to reveal date of manufacture), but we believe Mr. Pemberton and the State of Texas who's title to the car validates it as a 1976 model.

Except for blurring the license tag, the photos are completely unretouched, and you can see from them, the car has some minor issues in bodywork, etc. but it is quite driveable, which we do regularly to keep up with basic maintenance.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1313614
  • Price:$11,200 (OBO)
  • Location:Fort Worth, Texas
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:El Camino
  • Exterior Color:Cream & brown
  • Interior Color:tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:90106
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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