1981 Chevrolet El Camino
Among the first hybrid vehicles in the history of the automotive
industry, the Chevrolet El Camino, a combination car-truck,
featured the practicality of a pickup truck, while maintaining
performance car status. Chevy dealers across the U.S. showcase
vintage models like the El Camino in their showrooms, while
awaiting a possible new release. Chevy promoted it as, "the most
beautiful thing that ever shouldered a load!". Even claiming, "It
rides and handles like a convertible yet hauls and hustles like the
workingest thing on wheels."
For consignment, an all customized, (not off frame which has
116,509 miles on it and on the customization a mere 2,100 miles!).
Fully documented and meticulous track of mileage for various
installs, particularly the drive train. The interior has some
snazzy upgrades as well, and this is a fine example of the American
Just like new for all the panels were stripped, any rust (which was
light) was remediated, then it was completely straightened and
sprayed with Sherwin Williams 2-part epoxy primer, and flat sanded.
On top of the primer is a two tone Cranberry Metallic and over the
bottom quarter is Cream Metallic. A stainless-steel trimming is on
the delineation of the cranberry and creme and runs around the
wheel wells. A bottom stainless rocker trimming is on as well. On
either side is a 4 ice flip flop painted band with pin striping.
This is in a tasteful gold and runs rod the three sides at the bed
lip. The 1966 Chevelle flag and bowtie insignias have been hard
painted on too. The bed has been today reworked and painted
vermillion. A tan tonneau covering is snapped aprons the bed, and
in front with the flying butters B pillars on either side of the
rear glass. Also, a chromed airbrushed spare tire cover and spare
tire within resides under the tonneau at the back of the bed. On
the very back a custom license plate holder has been embedded into
the tailgate, and the bumper below has bowtie badged horizontal bar
taillights and backup lights within this shiny bumper. On all 4
corners are rally sport rims with chrome beauty rings, all wrapped
in raised knockout white letter tires.
Tan and brown vinyl covers the door panels of these long doors
which provide easy access to the interior. Speaking of which are
dark brown vinyl buckets courtesy of a Citation. In the center we
note a center console from a 1967 Camaro that houses a B&M
shifter and switches for custom lighting, a custom built overhead
console has reading lights, a clock, more electrical switches and 2
mini speakers. Speaking of stereo, this one has a boxed 300 watt
amp that feeds 2 6x10 and 2 4x8 speakers. A new CD radio belts out
the stations and CD's. The dash is a dark brown to compliment the
seats and it has some wood applique panels for the instruments and
above the glovebox. On the brown leather wrapped steering wheel is
an aftermarket tachometer. Tan carpeting floods the floors and
remains clean as does the tan fuzzy broad cloth headliner that has
slight sag marks.
Under the hood is a 350 V8. It has a 4-bolt main and HD timing
chain and oil pump. There is an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel
carburetor on top. In back is a rebuilt TH350 3-speed automatic
transmission with a Gold shift kit. The rear axle is a 10-bolt 3.42
version. There is dual exhaust snaking from this mill and they both
have a muffler deletes. Miles on the engine 4,000, miles on the
transmission 3,250, miles on the rear 1,100.
With the frame and undercarriage scraped and steamed to clean it,
then receiving a fresh undercoating layer it now looks rust free
and fab. All new shocks with the rear being air shocks. Power disc
brakes are upfront, and power drums on back.
A quick starter and smooth runner. It handles nicely and stops
swiftly. All functions were working save for the AC which all parts
come with the car it's just not installed.
A nicely done and upgraded car/truck which is looking just great on
the exterior, and with the upgrades on the interior more functional
than back in 1981. Smooth runner and throw stuff in the back as
C-Hydraulic Brakes, 4001-5000 GVW
80-2 Door Sedan Pick Up
H-305ci V8 4bbl
D-Doranville, GA Assy Plant
500653-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
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vehicle in person.