1967 Chevrolet El Camino
When the plans were still on the drawing table, the El Camino was given a specific objective - combine the convenient utility of a pickup truck with the refinement and road manners of a passenger car. Over the years, the second half of that equation would evolve as far as Chevy was concerned and a figurative merger with just any car would no longer be enough - the El Camino would soon move in stylistic lockstep with the revered Chevelle and become a bona fide muscle car, as this 1967 Chevrolet El Camino so ably represents. As a '67, this El Camino closed out Chevy's second generation of the model, marking the occasion by undergoing a facelift that paralleled the Chevelle, while adding a new grille, front bumper and trim. The Nantucket blue exterior shade on this classic Chevy strikes a nice balance - it's a thoroughly vintage, yet vital looking shade that works well in this setting. Clear tinted glass surrounds the cabin and combines with body alignment that's very much on point to give this El Camino a road-ready appearance. Its doors open and shut smoothly and the body contours running along its sides are noticeably level as they transition from front fender to door to bed area. There are a couple of nice additional touches in back to add to this El Camino's singular look - a circa 1965 "fuel injection" is positioned on the tailgate as a reference to what sits below the hood and an LED bulb illuminates the rear license plate. The signature woodgrain taillight panel was recently replaced, so it's looking particularly strong. Things are looking downright impressive inside the doors. A very comfortable split bench seat sits at the center of the interior, looking well-padded and showing little sign of wear as it looms over an expanse of clean black carpeting. The dash area is a tasteful blend of factory and aftermarket components, with the set of still clear factory gauges joined by their newer counterparts positioned directly below, while a fresh-looking dash pad runs the width of the cabin. An underdash air conditioning system has also been added to the mix, and it's in top form to keep you and your passengers nice and comfortable while on the road. An AM/FM/cassette player sits at the center of the dash to provide your personal soundtrack while the chrome panel just to the right of it looks particularly sharp. The bed area in back is another strong suit - it offers quite a bit of storage space between the inner wheel houses, and the stainless-steel trim ornamenting its walls is a nice added touch. This '67 really represents the muscle car-oriented evolution of the El Camino well. A 383-cubic inch GM ZZ V8 sits in the engine compartment and it's an absolute visual show-stopper, featuring a dazzling array of chrome and billet parts. It's got plenty of power to back up its look - a full 425 horsepower worth- and sounds great as it sings through its Flowmaster dual exhaust. An FI tech unit has been added to up both adjustability and all-weather dependability, while a Ron Davis 4-core aluminum radiator sits up front, along with dual electric fans, to keep temperatures in check. This El Camino has the ride quality to go along with its exhilarating power, as it features a fresh suspension with sway bars in both front and back, as well as Eibach lowering springs to give it a custom, road-hugging stance. This well-restored classic rolls on a set of 15" American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with billet center caps, sporting Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires. Looking very sharp and wielding some serious power, this 1967 Chevrolet El Camino offers the opportunity to put a coveted but seldom seen classic in your garage. Call today!