Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is excited to present for sale a
1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS-396 This El Camino is very well known
among the Worlds El Camino Community. For the past 13+ years, the
owner has been a leader of the National El Camino Owners
Association (NECOA*), the last 10+ serving as the National Director
of the 24 worldwide Regions. The car was shown frequently at the US
Nationals in his earlt ownership, winning a total of 3 Best of Show
awards from both peer voting and professional judges. It was also
shown frequently at various Florida shows, where it won a total of
2 Best of Class at Super Chevy and Bradenton. Awards won by this
car in Texas are too numerous to catalog (photo of major awards
only attached), but, when it was in competition, it generally won a
Best in Class - and many times was Best in Show or Crowd Favorite.
The car hasn't been shown for the past few years due to health
considerations. The El Camino has been voted by fellow El Camino
owners to be one of the 13 Best in our Association for the past 12
years. This honor allowed her to be presented in the Association's
Showpiece calendar each year. This El Camino is one of just over
500 factory air-conditioned SS-396 El Caminos built for the 1968
model year. To preserve the car for future generations, the engine
in 2010 underwent a major preservation service - it was completely
balanced internally! That, along with the practically non-wearing
roller rocker arms, should allow this engine to keep purring along
for decades. Approximately 2,000 miles have been driven since the
balancing. The car also underwent a "down to metal" restoration of
its paint in 2010 - including under the hood - even though it
underwent a rotisserie restoration in 2007/2008. The paint had
numerous defects, and it needed to be just right. And, while
everything was completely stripped from the car, POR-15 was
liberally applied to all interior floors - any surfaces that COULD
possibly rust were coated with the rust prohibiting application.
The bed's "Smuggler's Compartment" was included in the application.
Following the POR-15, a coating of Dynamat was applied to all
interior floors and walls - again including the "Smuggler's
Compartment". This 1968 model is a great year for the El Camino and
this body style didn't last for long making them pretty rare too!
You're not going to regret jumping on this fun and stylish Ford.
Give our helpful and knowledgeable Sales staff a call at
817-310-9400 for more information on this vehicle or any of our
other inventory for sale. Our Sales staff can also be reached
conveniently by emailing [email protected] for answers
to quick questions.
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