1964 Chevelle ElCamino "Frame off"1 of 47- 327/300/4Spd/AC/ Judged 998 of 1000!

Price: US $15,164.64 Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: El Camino
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: El Camino
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 57,561
  • VIN: 4568OK192457
  • Color: Silver Gray
  • Engine size: 327
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Tinted Glass, 4/speed manual Synchromesh transmission, 3:23 Posi-traction rear, Tachometer, S/W Gauges (Oil pressure/Water temp/Amp meter, El Camino Floor Mats, Tonneau Cover, Radiator overflow system, AM/FM/Stereo/CD Player, American Racing Mag Wheels, Dual remote spot lights, Spare tire with complete original Jack & tire iron, Original owner's manual and new reproduction owner, AM/FM radio original Delco manual, NAPA Gold Key Maintenance log book, Owner's warranty protection plan book, Large poster descriptive card ( car shows /Museum), Paperwork serial numbers/date & casting codes, Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Safety options: Safety Seat Belts, 4/Way emergency flashers, Fire extinguisher, Dual Master brake system, H/D shocks, Original Key & Spare key, Hidden anti-theft "kill"switch
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1964 Chevrolet El Camino

Matching Numbers Documented/Correct date codes/Spectacular#1Car
How rare is this El Camino?
Several sources state only 47 were built with this Engine,Transmission and rear end combinations in 1964ChevroletChevelleEl Caminos!
We only are aware of 11 such ElCamino's like this still in existence.
IMPORTANT: If sold at our low reserve price, Included at no additionalcost a set of 4 correct 1964 Rims&Wheel covers, drop shipped directly to same address the car will be shipped. If you don't want them, we willgive you a credit which can be applied to the shipping costs of this incredible car toyour front door.
PHOTOS-Almost 80 photos are in this auction...give them time to load and they willappear in this auction after all of the copy-so please scroll all the way down until thephotos appear.
The Videos are much closer to the front of the auction and if you want to see and hear this El Camino run and go through the gears..make sure you watch them.
Please take the time to read all of the copy and look at every hi-definition photograph and watch all the videos....If you do, you will probably have most of your questions answered and get a good sense of feeling just how nice this car is.
We're extremely proud of our 16 years of 100% feedback.On March 15th of 2000 we sold our 1st vintage car on Ebay, a 1967 Olds W/30, 4/Speed in Yellow with white bucket seats Convertible for $21,000. Probably worth $75,000 today if it's been well cared for.
Wespend countless hours writing the descriptions of every car we offer exclusively on ebaymotors.com and spend many hours taking 100's of photographs and then selecting the best 75-100 pictures on every car.
We spend countless hours making sure every car we offer is the best it can be. If we find a light bulb out, we replace it, if the clock is not working, we will alert you to that...we do our best to never "Surprise" anyone.
If a car needs a new battery....we install one....We drive all of our cars for 50-200 milesand if we find something not working...we fix it....if we don't fix it---we tell you in the auction copy what is not working.
One of my pet complaints is spending good $ for a car that arrives with barely enough gas toget it off the truck...that will never be the case with any car sold by us.
I drove this El Camino almost 150 miles----it drives in a single word.....INCREDIBLE!
I drove it to a car judging show and it was no surprise when we were awarded "BEST IN CLASS" If Pebble Beach decided to have a class for El Caminos, this is the one you would want to take and enter in the Concourse D'Elegance.
This El Camino is as good as it gets....It is for the collector who wants and demands the best of the best....they just don't come any better or any more documented than this!
This car is priced to sell on Ebay and is possibly thevery best1964 El Camino left that is equippedand professionally restoredlike this car. This is a #1 condition on the 1-6 ratingsystem.
It is UNDERPRICED the current market on a car equipped like this and restored to this level!
I would urge you to call me ASAP at(954) 873-6495and I will share with you our lowest possible price...we will NOT respond to e-mails requesting this information and will only share this with a live voice on the phone.
If you have a car that is fully restored or completely original and in EXCELLENT condition, we would welcome to take your car in trade.
This ultra rareequipped El Camino was sold to Rich'sCrestwood Service in Crestwood, Missouri on June 8th, 1964 by Placke Chevrolet, Inc in St. Louis, Missouri.It was a special factory built car ordered by Rich'sCrestwood Services.
Of the 11 still remaining, how many can be in this condition? Maybe 2 or 3?
Check out some videos we took of the car!
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The History of the El CaminoThe Chevrolet El Camino is a utility vehicle / muscle car built by Chevrolet in the United States from 1959 to 1960, with production resuming in 1964 and continuing through 1987. Produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero, it was based on corresponding Chevrolet car lines, though in North America, the vehicle is classified as a truck and titled as such. During 1978 through 1987, the El Camino was sold under four main models: The Super Sport, The Black Knight, The Conquista, and the regular El Camino. It also had a twin called the GMC Sprint and later the GMC Caballero from 1978-1987. In Mexico, it was sometimes sold as the Chevrolet Conquistador.First generation (1959-1960)
The first El Camino was produced for the 1959 model year (two years after the Ford Ranchero) and, like the Ranchero, was based on an existing and easily modified platform, namely the new-for-1959 Brookwood two-door station wagon and corresponding sedan delivery variant; unlike those more pedestrian versions, the El Camino was available with any trim level and drivetrain option corresponding to the car line, including that of the Chevrolet Impala. This was also the first year of the flamboyant "batwing" full-sized Chevrolet which sold in fewer numbers than more conservatively styled Fords. So too did the El Camino suffer in comparison to the Ranchero with 22,246 built the first year. The similar but less flamboyant 1960 model sold even worse at 14,163 units total at which point General Motors decided to discontinue the model. In total, 36,409 first generation El Caminos were produced.Second generation (1964-1967)
Four years later, with the Ranchero still selling well, Chevrolet reincarnated the El Camino, based on the then-new Chevrolet Chevelle. That 1964 model was basically identical to the Chevelle forward of the B-pillars, but Chevrolet considered the vehicle a practical, utility model and the Chevelle's most powerful engines were not available. Initial engine offerings included six-cylinder engines of 194 and 230 cubic inches with horsepower ratings of 120 and 155, respectively. The standard V8 was a 283 cubic-inch Chevy small block with two-barrel carburetor and 195 horsepower (145 kW) with optional engines including a 220-horsepower 283 with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts. Added to the El Camino's option list during the course of the 1964 model year were two versions of the 327 cubic-inch small block V8 rated at 250 and 300 horsepower (220 kW) - the latter featuring a higher compression ratio of 10.5 to 1, larger four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts.It is the generalconsensus among collectors that the 1964-1967 models are the most valuable with the 1964 at the top ofthe most valuable and desirable.
There is a cleverly hidden "KILL SWITCH" to prevent theft and we will onlyreveal it's location to the lucky winner of this auction.Exterior: Silver Gray PPG Base coat/Clear coatInterior: Red
Tonneau Cover: Silver Gray
Serial Number: 4568OK192457
Serial Number decoded
4= 1964
56= Chevelle Malibu 8 cylinder
80= 2 door sedan pickup
K= Final assembly plant of Kansas City, MO
192557= Sequential Production Number
Mileage:57,555 (on body & frame, less than 1k miles since restoration)
Engine: Factory original 327/300hpCIDV-8 ( JR suffix code)
Stamped on the block: F0508JR
Transmission: Factory original 4-Speed synchromesh M-20 Muncie (2L)
Rear End:3:36-1 Posi-traction (ZH-518)
Trim Tag Decoded
Production Date: 05C- MAY 3rd Week
Style: 64-5680K-2-door El Camino
EP-Tinted Glass
772-Bench seat
W-Tinted windshield
Options, Features,Upgrades & Chevrolet dealer installed Equipment
327/300hp CID V-8
4/speed manual Muncie Transmission
3:36 Posi Traction rear end
Power Steering
Power Drum brakes with dual master cylinder
Tinted Glass
Red Bench Seat
Chevrolet Delco AM/FM Push-button radio
AM/FM/Stereo/CD Player in glove box,Tri-Axial speakers behind seat
Chevrolet Air-Conditioning installed by Placke Chevrolet,delivering dealer.
Dual remote controlled outside spot lights, dealer installed.
Padded Dash
UpgradedStewart Warner full gauge package
Tachometer
Dual rear view mirrors
Seat Belts
Spare tire with jack
Custom El Camino Floor mats
Custom rear bed floor covering
Tonneau cover
Custom chrome license plate frame
Custom ElCamino rear plate
Battery saver shut off switch& hidden kill switch
Windshield washer with original glass refill bottle
Packard 440 Spark Plug Wires
Corvette Valve Covers
Fireextinguisherbehind driver's seat
Emergency light
suffix codes,casting numbers validate a correct, matching numbers car.
4/speed Muncietransmission(Tag #3841435) with original shifter and bell-housing (3840383)
The 327/300hpengine,casting number 3282870 has a casting date of E74 (May 7th,1964)(suffix code FO508JR)&was assembled in Flint, MI on May 8th,1964.
Factory stampedon the block: F0508JR
F= Flint Built Motor
05=May built engine
08= Built on 8th day
JR= 327/300hp
The 3:36 ten bolt Posi-Tractionrear endwith casting #3839390N, casting date E-184was built on May 18th, 1964('518')
This car was built during the 3rd week of May in 1964.
This was a very expensive body-off-the frame restoration that was done on a rust free, low mileage car. The frame and undercarriageare just like the top of the car, the engine bay, the interior and the bed...SPECTACULAR!
No expensewas sparedduring the restoration of this all matching numbers rare El Camino. If someone were to give you n original, matching numbers car that was rust free, it would cost you $100,000+ to duplicate this car.
You can buy this incredible car restored to Concourse standards for a fraction of what it would cost to restore to this level and condition.
The 327/250 and 327/300 had the same cam, pistons and compression ratio.
The 327/250 had 1.72/1.50 valve heads, the 300 had 1.94/1.50 valve heads.
The 327/250 had a Rochester 4GC carb and matched intake manifold, the 300 a higher air-flow Carter AFBCcarb and matched intake.
The 327/250 had exhaust manifolds with 2" outlets and head pipes, the 300 had manifolds with 2 1/2" outlets and 2 1/2' head pipes.

This is the nicest, fully restored matching numbers El Camino I have seen since I bought a brand new onein 1964 from mydear friend and mentor behind the wheel,JimRathmann, owner ofJim RathmannChevrolet/Cadillac,2300 North Dixie Hwyin Melbourne,FL. I ordered a nearly identical ElCamino in 1964(Black/Red)I mainlyutilizedto tow a race boat.
In Memory of my pal Jim Rathmann, when Jim passed away at the age of 83 a few years ago, he was the oldest living winner of the Indy 500.
  • Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 Winner-YouTubewww.youtube.com/watch?v=fnSDVsR7qOkThe centennial moment today highlights theJim Rathmannand Rodger Ward battlein 1960. ...Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 Winner

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Jim Rathmann won seven times on auto racing's biggest stages.An elusive win at Indianapolis in the historic 1960 race finally turned him into a star.Son Jimmy Rathmann said in an e-mail message to Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials that his father died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Melbourne, nine days after having a seizure at his home. He was 83.Rathmann was a regular on the IndyCar circuit from 1949-63, but had to settle for second in 1952, 1957 and 1959 at Indianapolis. Then, in 1960, he finally broke through in one of the greatest two-man battles in 500 history.Over the final 250 miles, he and defending champion Rodger Ward engaged in a test of wills. They traded the lead 14 times in two hours, rarely running more than a few feet apart while fighting worn tires and guessing at fuel mileage relayed to them only by pit board.With three laps to go, it looked as if Rathmann would once again finish second as Ward continued to lead the race. But when Ward noticed the discoloration in the center of his right front tire, he had to slow down just to stay in the top two. The relieved Rathmann nursed his car back to the lead, winning the race at a then-record speed of 138.767 mph to avoid the dubious distinction of being the only four-time runner-up in 500 history.View galleryFILE - In this June 29, 1958, file photo, Jim Rathmann holds up a hand after winning the race of Two…And though Rathman revered Indianapolis, there was more to his career.Born Royal Richard Rathmann, he borrowed the name Jim from his older brother to race underage in the mid-1940s. The name stuck, and his brother later raced as Dick Rathmann.In 1948, he moved from California to Chicago where he raced hot rods in Andy Granatelli's Chicago-based Hurricane Hot Rod Association.One year later, he was driving IndyCars and over the next decade, Rathmann became a household name in racing circles. He started twice in Italy's "Race of Two Worlds," winning the title in 1958, and raced three times on the NASCAR circuit from 1949-51. He won the 100-mile USAC national championship race in 35 minutes at a brand-new Daytona International Speedway, and he drove the famed Granatelli brothers' car in 1952.In 1993, he was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007.View galleryFILE - In this May 30, 1960, file photo, Jim Rathmann crosses the finish line in a Ken-Paul special …But it was the Indy win that vaulted Rathmann into the national spotlight.He became close friends with the early astronauts and even convinced one of them to place his car dealership decal on a cart that was driven on the moon. Rathmann also became part of the GCR Corporation team that raced in the USAC Series in 1966 and 1967. The "G'' represented Gus Grissom, the "C'' represented Gordon Cooper and the "R'' was for Rathmann.In recent years, though, Rathmann's health problems prevented him from making his annual journey back to Indy, where he often played golf with former competitors such as Ward, Lloyd Ruby and Parnelli Jones and actor James Garner. With Rathmann's death, Jones is now the oldest living winner of the 500.Rathmann also drove the Indy pace car six times, before making his last Indy appearance in February 2009 at the speedway's Centennial Era Gala.He is survived by wife Kay, sons Jimmy and Jay, stepsons Zack and Tosh Pence, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.A few words about my dear friend, pal and mentorI will never forget you Jim. You were a mentor to me from the 1st time I met you at your speed shop on N.W. 27th Avenue in Miami in September of 1957. You made my 55 Chevy go fast, my 60 Impala 348 even faster. Then in 1962 you sponsored my 1962 Impala SS I bought from you in Melbourne. Thanks to you, Ed Cole,Zora Duntov and Bruce Crower we won the Winter Nationals in Daytona in Feb of 1962. I will miss your great smile and your ability to tell a car story like no other. God Bless you & your family!
One more thing, the night you and I took the car you built for Harvey Firestone to test tires at 160mph was a night I will never forget. You built for Firestone a 59 Chevy with a 348 Grand National NASCAR under the hood and a warmed over 283 F.I. Vette in the BACK SEAT. You had a trick double yoke driveshaft & we looked for Highway Patrol cars on the newly opened turnpike. As soon as we saw a FHP coming at us, you hit the switch, started the rear engine by compression and STOOD ON IT. We exited at Hollywood Blvd and hid out for 3 hrs. and when the sun came up, we walked to a pay phone and you called for a flat bed truck to take us and the 59 tire tester back to your speed shop on N.W. 27th avenue next to H.C. Wilcox engine shop. I drove this car for several hours today, both on the Florida Turnpike at 70MPH and all around Boca Raton, DelRay Beach and Palm Beach and it drivesphenomenal.No vibrations or noises that shouldn't be there...the Brakes are great, it shifts silky smooth and the AC blows ICE COLD. The air-conditioning got so cold, even on the lowest fan speed, I had to turn it off and lower the windows....Actually fresh air on a Florida 75 degree day with no humidity is not so bad.
All thegauges work correctly, all the lights(interior & exterior), turn signals, brake & back-up lights,parking lights,horn, wipers,heater, defroster,AC and the stereo hidden in the glove box sounds fabulous.
The interior looks fantastic and the car's engine and transmission feels and performs like a new car from 1964...not anything like a 52 year old automobile.
I looked long and hard to see if I could find any evidence thatbondo might have been used in the restoration process but could NOT find any. A magnetic business card sticks every where on the body of this car. This car isARROW STRAIGHTand the paint, chrome, trim are of SHOW QUALITY. They just don't come any better than this!~
Please have anyone you choose to come and inspect this #1 Condition rare El Camino or better yet, please come yourself.
I always like to point out any negatives in any car we offer on Ebaymotors.com but could not find any on this car....maybe you or your inspector can?
Included with this car are the following:
Original Ignition key
Original Owner's Manual
OriginalFactory/Dealer Warranty book with Protecto-plate
Original NAPA Gold Hat Motor Club Maintenance log (with entries)
Original Delco AM/FM owner's manual
Display Card used to describe this car and to win a countless number of 1st place awards.
I drove this car all around South Florida....I am hard pressed to remember when I've received as many honks, waves, thumbs up and people actually stopping &getting out of their cars to take photos of this car.
I realize most would call this car a "Trailer Queen" I really don't like this name given to any vintage car that is restored to this #1 level...and to be blunt, we do not want to sell this car to anyone who is just wants to put it inside a trailer and take it to car shows to win a "best of show" or 1st place award. That's fine but this car should be driven so you can appreciatewhat it was like to drive an El Camino equipped like this in 1964.
This car should be enjoyed and driven. If you want to take it to a car show thats a few hundred miles away...then PLEASE drive it toand from the show.Your smile will be as broad as mine was when I spent a few hours driving it around South Florida on a gorgeous day.
I started off with the AC on and the windows up.....but the AC blows so cold...and the weather was so glorioustoday...that after twenty minutes, I lowered all the windows, turned off the AC and cranked upthe FM station playing oldies and enjoyed this great South Florida day.
I could talk about this incredible car for hours....but better than more details...please study every photo and then pick up the phone and call me at(954) 873-6495and I'll give you the lowest acceptable price.
The UNDERCARRIAGE and the BED are as nice as the top of the car!!!!
This car is inside myresidential air-conditioned garage....Hire an inspector or even better come in person. Guaranteed to be a "NODISAPPOINTMENT" 52 year old PRISTINE veryrare and extremely collectable 1964ChevroletChevelleMalibu El Caminoat it's finest.
Located in Boca Raton, we are located between the Palm Beach International Airport (25 miles to the South) and the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (25 miles to the North)
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Recently wehave had a few auctions won by 1st time buyers with ZERO or 1 or 2 purchases with 1 or 2 feedback comments.
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Therefore effectiveDecember 20th, 2015, any bidder who has less than 5 Positive Feedbackresponses or who has been a member of Ebay for LESS than 90 days, will have to call and speak with us at(954) 873-6495in order to become an approved bidder.
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We have beensellingthe best of the best in Vintage & antique classic cars on Ebay since March of 2000. Nearly $250 MILLION DOLLARS of vintage cars.
We have 923Positive Feedbacks, most are for Vintage cars.
In actuality, we have sold over 3000 vintage cars since 2000! However, only 1 out of 3 buyers wants to use the Ebay process.
Click here to see the cars we have sold this year :click hereWeunderstand that many collectors who are buying a car like this are doing so for investment purposes and do not want anyone else to know their final price of acquisition.
Whatever your choice, we will respect your decision. We never disclose to anyone what the final purchase price is of any of the "GARAGEMEMORIES" we sell.We have sold almost 1/4 of a billion dollars of Vintage cars thru Ebaymotors.com.
I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE THIS AUCTION TO THE MEMORY OF SEVERAL OF MY CAR PALS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY AND I KNOW ARE DRIVING AROUND IN THEIR FAVORITE RIDE IN "CAR HEAVEN"
JUST TO NAME A FEW.... EARL "MADMAN" MUNTZ, GARRY ISSACSON, LARRY FISHER, JERRY J. MOORE, JIMMY LEAKE, TOM BARRETT,CARROLL SHELBY, JOHN WILLMENT, SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL, SIR DAVID BROWN, WALLY PARKS,NELLIE, RUSS, & BRIANJACKSON, HERBIE LIVINGSTON, GEORGE BARRIS, JACKFRIDAY,JIM RATHMANN, HAROLD & JACK WILCOX,FIREBALL ROBERTS,MICKEY THOMSON, ZORA ARKUS & ELFIE DUNTOV,HARLEY EARL, BILL MITCHELL, BILL JENKINS, ED WEAVER, LOIS EMINGER, HARVEY CRANE JR., BOB GITTLEMAN, LARRY SHINODAAND SMOKEY YUNICK.Also a fond farewell to my long time Pal & one of the greatest car collectors in the world who just passed away, Robert "Bob" Lee.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
The car is for sale locally in South Floridaand we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you wish to discuss the lowest acceptable price...PLEASE...DO NOT write us and say "What is your lowest price?"
Instead, call us at954-873-6495and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept in Boca Raton, Florida
We are located halfway between Palm Beach International Airport and the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
This1964Chevrolet En Caminoturns heads &causes a sensation whereverit's driven!It is one magnificently restore, veryrare and very sweet ride!Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, I will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, but for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, reliable, dependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, vintage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars are still safe in your garage or warehouse&haven't evaporated into thin air!
I asked Jerry while staying at his house in September of 1989, "why do you now have over 1000 collectible cars?"He replied with a slight grin and replied "Should I buy more?" We made a 10 car deal involving V-12 Ferrarison a breakfast napkin at the Dobbs House restaurant in the Houston Hobby Airport just before I boarded my flight back to Miami, Florida...and that was Jerry J...having fun and wheelin & dealing 24/7...anywhere and anytime!arim1980@gmail.comIconsidered my self veryprivileged to be close friends with the late Jerry J. Moore fromHouston,Texas. Jerry was a Real Estate Mogul and one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the world.I really miss my pal and think of him often.Jerry was also an avid car collector and amassed one of the largest and best vintage car collections on the Planet.If Jerry told me once....he probably told me over 100 times......"In case you forgot...remember..."You will never see a Brinks truck at a funeral service or a Hearse with a luggage rack at a cemetery!"He believed that at best, life is uncertain and thatone should enjoy desert 1st.Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattantoMoscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.I recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.I always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when I see something. If you call me I will go over the car with you in great detail... inside and out.Ialways try and find some flaws in every car and mention anything that doesn't work. On this El CaminoI couldn't find anything not working,but if we do, it will be addressed before we ship this car to the lucky new owner.Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything ...maybe you can?We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, body, interior, mechanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, WE ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is 52 Years Old !
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, please call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inBoca Raton, FL. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
This car is owned free and clear. After you speak with us on the phone, it is possible to have a scanned copy sent directly to you.
We know this is a Platinum investment collectable car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. I don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic!
We don't "play games" We love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve. We have no secrets and are proud of our 100% feedback rating...we have been selling great cars like this formore than16 years onEbaymotors.com.Please...do not e-mail us and ask "What is your reserve"Just call us and we can discuss money...the car...a trade...or whatever is on your mind.This car is also being advertised and marketed in other forms of media and if sold prior to having met it's reserve price and a deposit received, we reserve the right to cancel and end the auction early.Should the reserve price be met BEFORE receiving a deposit, we WILL NOT end the auction early and the highest ending bidder will own this incredible piece of automotive art andautomotive history.
Instead call me at954-873-6495....even if your calling fromAustralia,Europe orJapan. We will not e-mail you the reserve but will discuss it with you on the phone!
We are all car guys that are very easy to speak with...no Prima Donnas at this end...just car lovers that do this for the fun and passion of loving our hobby...for the past 50+ years!
We really do love the cars...a lot more than the $.
Once you speak with us...you'll agree...we are sincere and dedicated to this eternal love affair with the automobile
The reserve is set at a very, very fair number...if you wish to discuss the amountplease don't write and ask "What is the reserve price"
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As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
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El Caminos from beginning to end......
The El Camino was introduced on October 16, 1958 to compete with Ford’s popular Ranchero. While the El Camino was radical in design, it was a new play on an old idea. For years, farmers in Australia had been using vehicles called Utes to tote goods and equipment back and forth from farm to market. Allegedly this came about in the 1930s when a woman wrote a letter to Ford Australia asking for a vehicle that could “carry them to church on Sunday and take the pigs to market on Monday.” This simple request eventually led to Ford’s creation of the Ranchero for U.S. markets, and the El Camino followed two years later.1959 El Camino
When it was introduced, the 1959 El Camino was a conglomeration of several GM cars. The car was based on the Brookwood 2-door wagon, the exterior trim was that of a Bel Air, and the interior was borrowed from the Biscayne. The El Camino was also billed as the first Chevrolet pickup to have a steel bed floor rather than wood. Interestingly, the steel bed floor could be removed, revealing the rear portion of the Brookwood floor pan, foot wells included.1960 El Camino
After the relative success of the Elky in 1959, it had a rough time in 1960. The previous year the El Camino sold just over twenty-two thousand units, eclipsing the Ranchero both in 1959 sales and its 1957 debut. Chevy redesigned the El Camino for 1960, but sales plummeted with only fourteen thousand units sold. After once again seeing the success of the Ranchero– newly redesigned on the Falcon platform– Chevy decided to close the books on the El Camino.1964 El CaminoThe El Camino thundered back onto the scene in 1964, riding on the new, redesigned A-body platform. Even though the El Camino originated on the Impala line, it turned out to be a hit based on the Chevelle. Sharing the underpinnings of the new Chevelle, the El Camino was poised to enter the muscle car arena. This would have to wait though, because the most powerful 1964 Elky models only came with a 300 hp, 327 cubic-inch.V8. Fewer than 50 were produced with the 327/300hp engine & 4/speed manual transmissions and consider by most to be the most prized ones to own of all the ElCaminos ever produced.1965 El Camino
1965 saw a redesign for the Chevelle and El Camino, and because of the peak in the center of the grille, overall length was increase by 2.5 inches. This year would see a couple of new options, including AM/FM radio and a 350 hp, 327 cube V8. This was a good start in the performance department. Seekers of high horsepower wouldn’t have to wait long though, and Chevy hinted at this with their 396-powered El Camino roadster that toured the auto shows for 1965.1966 El Camino
Once again, Chevy decided to redesign the El Camino for ’66. Although the underpinnings were pretty much the same from the ’64-’65 models, the ’66 had completely new sheet metal below the beltlines. The truck also received several new features, including a new instrument panel and shoulder seat belts, but these were overshadowed by the might of the 396 cube big-block V8, finally made available this year. This engine could be had in 325 hp or 360 hp versions, producing 410 lbs-ft and 415 lbs-ft of torque respectively.1967 El Camino
Yet again, Chevy decided to make some appearance changes to the Elky. It seems yearly redesigns were the trend for the Chevrolet of the ’60s. 1967 models received a new grille and front bumper, as well as an optional vinyl roof. Air-adjustable shocks were available and were installed on the El Camino for the first time this year. (Air-adjustable suspension was available on the 1959-1960 models, but sales records give no indication these were ever actually installed on an El Camino.) This allowed the rear suspension to be leveled out when hauling a load.1968 El Camino
A new generation of the El Camino, along with the Chevelle, was introduced to the public for the 1968 model year– and it was a hit right away. Sales for the previous generation consistently hovered around 35,000 units, but the 1968 model sold nearly 42,000 units, ushering in an era of the highest El Camino sales ever. The wheelbase shrank from 119 to 116 inches and the sheet metal was completely new once again. The biggest news for the El Camino was the introduction of the coveted 375 hp, 415 lbs-ft L78 396 big-block– the highest horsepower engine ever available in an El Camino at that time.1969 El Camino
For the first time since its introduction in 1959, the El Camino kept the sheet metal from the previous year, with only minor exterior changes like the new front bumper and the back-up lights, which were relocated to the tailgate. The SS396 became an option on the Elky, rather than its own model, and included extras like power front disc brakes and a unique hood.1970 El Camino
Although the El Camino received new sheet metal from the firewall forward, the biggest changes for 1970 were under the hood. The 396 moniker stuck around this year, but all the 396 cube engines were bumped up to 402 cubic-inches, although horsepower did not increase. Big news for this year was the introduction of the ground shaking LS6 454 ci V8. With 450 hp and 500 lbs-ft on tap, the LS6 cemented the El Camino as one of the kings of the muscle car era. With an available Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission or close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, the LS6 powered El Camino could devour a quarter mile in 13.44 seconds with a 108.17 mph trap speed.1971 El Camino
The end of the muscle car era was in sight and Chevy knew this. Most engine options were detuned in 1971 and the LS6 454 disappeared completely. For those looking for high performance kicks, the LS5 454, no slouch in its own right, carried over from the previous year sporting 365 hp and 465 lbs-ft of torque. Both Chevelles and El Caminos of this year featured a single headlight, similar to the recently introduced Monte Carlo, although the marker lights were in a different location.1972 El Camino
1972 is often considered to be the end of the muscle car era as the following year would usher in the gas crunch of the 1970s. This year, GM mandated that all their engines must report net horsepower ratings. This meant all the advertising to the public must be done with the much lower numbers generated by the net testing, which included accessories and emissions equipment. Net horsepower ratings fell to 270 hp/390 lbs-ft for the 454 ci V8. The Super Sport option became a trim package only this year, becoming available on all V8 El Caminos, even the paltry 130 hp/230 lbs-ft 307 ci V8!1973 El Camino
The redesign in 1973 created the largest El Camino ever produced, coming in at nearly eighteen feet long, six-and-a-half feet wide, and four-and-a-half feet tall. Many improvements in ride quality were made this year, including clearance for extra spring travel and computer-selected coil springs. Front disc brakes also became standard. There was an option for swivel front bucket seats and the gauge cluster was new, both of these being borrowed from the Monte Carlo. Even though performance was lacking (the 115 hp 307 V8 was the base engine), the public loved this El Camino and Chevy sold 64,987 units–making the 1973 El Camino the best selling ever.1974 El Camino
Not much changed for the Elky in 1974. There were minor changes like the front bumpers and a wide, Mercedes-inspired grille, but for the most part, appearances didn’t change. The El Camino Classic, based on the Malibu Classic, was introduced this year, becoming the most luxurious, top-of-the-line El Camino available. 1974 also saw the introduction of the 400 ci V8, which shared power plant duties with the 350 and 454 V8s.1975 El Camino
A new grille and a new base engine came about in ’75. The base engine became a 105 hp/250 ci inline 6 cylinder. Horsepower for the top flight engine, the 454 V8, fell to 215 hp. This would be the last year the 454 would be offered .1976 El Camino
Once again, the top model for 1976 was the El Camino Classic. For this model year the Classic sported stacked quad headlights, while the base model still wore the dual round taillights from the previous year. The base six cylinder engine carried over from 1975, and a 140 horsepower 305 ci V8 was added to the line up. This gave the El Camino five engine options, including a 350 cube V8 with either a 2-bbl or 4-bbl carb.1977 El Camino
All El Caminos this year would come to sport the stacked headlights used on the El Camino Classic in ’76. Chevy once again downsized the engine lineup, dropping the 400 ci V8 and making the 350 the largest available. By this time, all V8 El Caminos were equipped with Turbo Hydra-Matic transmissions making the 250 ci I6 the only engine coupled to a stick shift. The El Camino Classic would continue on as the top-of-the-line model, as 1977 gave way to a new generation of El Camino in 1978.1978 El Camino
Not for the first time in its life, the El Camino became a conglomeration of other cars. This time the front sheet metal came from the Malibu, the doors were borrowed from the Monte Carlo, and the tailgate came straight off a Malibu wagon. For the first time all of the Elky’s sheet metal was bolted to its own, unique chassis. 1978 models were available in four trim levels; Black Knight, Conquista, Super Sport, and Classic. The base engine became a 3.3 liter V6, and two engines sat above that– the 145 hp 305 and the 170 hp 350.1979 El Camino
There were few changes to the 1979 El Camino after the introduction of the all-new ’78. El Caminos wore more trim this generation, but sat on a one-inch longer wheelbase, coming in at 117 inches. A new engine was added to the ’79 lineup; the short lived 267 ci V8. This engine sat between the 3.3 liter six banger and the 305 V8. The Black Knight trim package was given the name Royal Knight in 1979, but otherwise stayed pretty much the same as the previous trim package. This package would stick around until being axed by Chevy in ’84.1980 El Camino
The El Camino brought in the ’80s with virtually no change to the body or chassis. There were some minor engine changes for the new year, however. The base engine jumped from 3.3 liters to 3.8L for the V6. The 267 V8 stuck around this year, but the 170 hp 350ci was let go. Nearly all El Caminos this year came with a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission.1981 El Camino
A new grille was introduced, but otherwise the ’81 model shared much with the previous year. The engines from ’80 all stayed the same, but now sported Chevy’s Computer Command Control emission system. This further robbed the already disappointing performance of the El Camino, with every engine in the line up losing horsepower. The El Camino of the 1980s was a far cry from the superstar it had been in the ’60s and ’70s.1982 El Camino
In 1982, GM decided they were moving the A-body platform to an all-new front-wheel drive configuration, necessitating a move for the El Camino to another platform. Along with the Malibu, the El Camino found a home on the G-body platform with the likes of the Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass, and Pontiac Grand Prix. There was also a diesel 350 available for the first time in an El Camino, although they would come to garner a bad reputation due to poor service history.1983 El Camino
The 267 V8 was dropped in 1983, and the new base engine was a Chevrolet-sourced 3.8L V6, rather than the Buick 3.8L used up until 1982. Rounding out the engine lineup were the 305 ci V8 and the 350 ci diesel V8. This was the last year for the El Camino’s cousin, the Malibu. After ’83 the El Camino would be one of the last holdovers from the bygone muscle car generation.1984 El Camino
Beginning this year, the El Camino SS was offer through a joint venture with a Chattanooga, TN based company called Choo Choo Customs. These models feature the same front clip as the Monte Carlo SS, but did not receive the higher performance engine. Instead, the Choo Choo El Camino was stuck with a 305 ci V8 that put out just 190 hp.1985 El Camino
Production of the 1985 model El Camino began in Mexico and it would continue to be produced there until the end of the Elky in ’87. This year also saw the introduction of the 4.3L V6, a legend in its own right, as the base engine.1986 El Camino
Everything stayed the same for the ’86 model year, being a carryover from 1985. There would be few changes to the El Camino once production began in Mexico.1987 El Camino
After more than 25 years of production, the El Camino was finally laid to rest after the 1987 model year. The engine choices had been pared down to just two; a 145 hp 4.3L V6 or a 150 hp 305 ci V8. This would also be the last year of the Choo Choo Custom El Camino, which never did receive the high-output V8 from the Monte Carlo SS.For the 1988 model year, the G-body platform was dropped and most of the cars were moved to the front wheel drive W-body platform. It should be noted that some sources say there were 420 unsold 1987 El Caminos which were retitled and sold as 1988 models, although production officially ended in 1987, all models were rear-wheel drive.