This 1969 Chevrolet El Camino has the right extras. There's extra
distinction from a unique and shining paint. There's extra comfort
inside with pieces like the power windows and locks. And there's
extra power under the hood with an enhanced big block.
Fathom Green is always desirable. The trim tag tells us it's the
factory-correct color, and it was only available in 1969. So it's a
terrific Chevy color when you want distinction, especially since
this one has been given a respray later in life for a good gloss.
The green has the dark intimidation you want, without going fully
black. In fact, you know this because there's a well-coordinated
black that harmonizes nicely with the deep green. It starts on the
Super Sport elements like the blackout grille, tailgate insert, and
the full-length SS396 stripe that highlights the straightness of
the sheet metal. There's also a hint of premium with the black
vinyl roof and the aerodynamic bed cover. And all this darkness is
also good with the rest of the muscle car element, like the dual
power domes in the hood, large dual exhaust tips, and American
Racing Wheels with wider rubber in the rear.
The black accents of the exterior get you ready for the all black
interior. It feels great with the seat, carpeting, and headliner
having that deep dark appearance. There have been some nice
investments in upgrades along the way, like an AM/FM digital tuner
w/cassette and provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need
servicing). Plus, you rarely find these El Caminos with features
like power locks and power windows. It's easy to get comfortable
behind the wheel with a later model Chevy steering wheel mounted on
a tilt column. Your factory gauges are now accompanied by a Sunpro
auxiliary readout trio and a large tach centrally mounted on the
Under the hood is proper big block power. This is a year-correct
396 cubic-inch motor, but it also doesn't take much to see it has
been given some nice investments. It's enhanced with a Holley
four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, Mickey Thompson
valve covers, and long tube headers that add even more power while
feeding a rumbling dual exhaust. The TH400 three-speed automatic
transmission is a stout unit built to handle big blocks, and this
feeds a strong 12-bolt rear end. Plus, you have great all-around
driving features like power steering, power brakes, front discs,
and wide radial tires.
Complete with owner's manual, this El Camino has a sophisticated
look and a wicked power package. It makes for an awesome classic
you need to get your hands on right now.