The El Camino has an interesting social status that gives it plenty
of personality. After all, it's hard not to love a vehicle that's
both a comfy sedan and a versatile pickup. This 1983 Chevrolet El
Camino delivers this iconic idea while giving you the right
features, like an A/C interior, the numbers-matching small block
under the hood, and some well-placed upgrades.
We really like the design of these final generation El Caminos. The
long C-pillar gives this a sporty profile, the rear bumper
integrates the tail lights, and the license plate looks like it was
frenched into the tailgate. So it looked like Chevy was delivering
a custom car right from the factory. This stylish appearance looks
good in a timelessly appealing blue. It's a respray that was done
about halfway through its life thus far. Today that means a nice
balance where you have a complete and glossy style in the sunshine,
and it's also never too fancy so you hesitate to take it out on any
sunny Sunday. And weekend fun is exactly what this one is about.
After all, those Boyds 17-inch alloys have a terrific shine for a
nice cruiser attitude. Plus, the polished bed rails and full liner
paint in the bed mean this one can even carry the big loads of your
The interior has a clean, comfortable, and well-preserved feeling.
It makes for a true vintage cruiser with detailed wood-like trim
and a fold-down armrest for individual comfort on the bench seat.
Even the full lighting package greets you when the door opens.
Chevy built this to be comfortable with factory features like a
tilt steering column, cruise control, and a Delco AM/FM/cassette
stereo. The only real upgrades seem to be the subtle ones that keep
it a solid cruiser. It's items like a newer dash cap, thick floor
mats, and the factory air conditioning is now blowing cold with
modern R134a refrigerant.
Since this is such an authentic-style classic, it's great to have
the numbers-matching motor under the hood. We also like that it's
Chevy's 305 cubic-inch small-block with a Quadrajet four-barrel
carburetor on top because this pairing has a hardy reputation. So
when the V8 has been this well-maintained, you get an easy all-day
cruiser. And this one makes it easy to enjoy any time thanks to a
three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes,
and front discs.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and stock Rally
wheels. This is a distinct, comfortable, and all-around desirable
classic... especially at this value price. So don't miss this deal,