1970 Chevrolet El Camino
An innovative combination of muscle car and pickup, this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino is as cool-looking as it is versatile. It's also a heavily sought-after classic that greets the present looking great and running strong, and is fully up to the challenge of injecting some welcome excitement into the everyday driving routine of its next lucky owner. Cortez silver paint replaces the forest green hue this Chevy began life with, giving it a more modern look in the process. The pair of broad, black stripes running the length of its cowl induction hood are no mere decals - they're painted on and have nice sharp edges to go along with their even color. As a member of the third generation of El Caminos, it's noticeably longer and broader than its predecessors, and the exterior styling bears an intended striking resemblance to the Chevelles of its era, resulting in a vehicle with an unmistakable muscle car vibe, but with some fairly substantial cargo capacity in back. Clean front and rear bumpers combine with fresh-looking headlight casings and trim to give this El Camino a road ready appearance that's in perfect sync with the powerful, but solidly dependable performance of its drivetrain, and you'll find that both the doors and hood open and close smoothly. The black interior is a great looking blend of vinyl and suede, and the pair of buckets straddling the center console show only light use and are well-padded for comfort. A Grant GT steering wheel sits in place of the original on a tilt column, while just beyond, the dash area remains largely in stock configuration but also sports some really nice touches that include a carbon fiber accent in its center, as well as a complement of aftermarket gauges to assist their still-functioning factory counterparts in the cluster. Just above is a straight looking dash pad that's free of any cracks, a welcome sight with UV-sensitive black upholstery. With air conditioning, a Sony AM/FM/CD system residing in the dash, and the seating as comfortable as it is, this really is a classic that would be well suited to frequent driving. Take a look in back and you'll see that the cargo area isn't just there as a novelty. There's an appreciable amount of capacity on hand there, and the floor and sides are in good condition, covered with a spray on liner for protection. The 350 cubic inch V8 sitting under the hood fires right up and sounds very healthy and is topped with a Carter Competition Series carb for some extra power and is paired with a 4-speed 700r4 automatic transmission with gearing that not only provides strong acceleration off the line, but also low RPMs on the highway. Smooth power steering and 4-wheel power brakes - discs in front - also reinforce the notion that this classic is an easy driver that's suited for more than short jaunts to the neighborhood diner on cruise nights . . . though it would certainly make a great impression in that setting, as well. This innovative and well-equipped Chevy has a great stance as it sits on a set of 17" Eagle Alloy wheels wrapped with Roadhugger GT tires that still have a lot of tread left. If you're looking for a distinctive take on the vintage muscle car that's more than ready to hit the road as soon as you get it home, you should check out this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. Call today!