1974 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454

Price: US $13,500.00 Item location: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: El Camino
  • SubModel: SS
  • Type: Sedan Pickup
  • Trim: Base Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 53,026
  • VIN: 1D80Y4R443660
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 7.4L 454Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Chevrolet El Camino SS

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1974 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454
This is a numbers matching car here in El Paso, exas. This El Camino was restored by the owner. This car has the leather interior SS package with the swivel seats. The Super Sportinsignia'sare missing, hey were stolen when the interior was being installed, s well as the shifter plate. The transmission is an Automatic Turbo 400. This car has a numbers matching 454 SuperSport engine with an Edlebrock 4 barrelcarburetor. The exhaustmanifoldsare Edlebrock, nd theexhaustare Cherry Bombs. The only major work done on this car was on the right corner panel, emoving the rust and replacing the sheet metal. This El Camino has New tires, ew brakes, ew Gas Tank, ew Shocks, nd a New A/C compressor. The tires are Cooper Cobra Radial G/T P225/70R15 all around. The rims are American Racing 15 inch. The VIN numbers indicate this is a 4th Generation Chevrolet Custom El Camino 2 door Sedan Pickup V8, 54 cid built in Arlington, exas.
A bit of history on the 4th Generation El Camino:
"General Motors introduced all new “Colonnade” body styles for its a-body mid-sized products for 1973, nd the car-based Chevrolet El Camino pickup was no exception. The new styling, eatured hardtop-style doors and upper glass, nd a wide variety of engines ranging from a 250-cid six-cylinder all the way up to a 454-cid big-block V-8. The new El Camino was well received, nd more than 51,000 were sold in 1973.Front disc brakes were standard, long with all coil suspension and flow-through power ventilation. New options included luxuries such as swivel bucket seats and a center console, s well as Turbine I wheels. Payload was a respectable 1/2 ton.

During this time, hevrolet used the El Camino (which was subjected to different rules and regulations since it was classified as a truck) to fill in for diminishing power in muscle cars. An SS El Camino could be equipped with either a 350-cid V-8 or a 454-cid big block, nd plenty of enthusiasts so equipped their El Camino.

The 1974 El Camino received a new work-oriented small-block option with a 400-cid V-8. The 1975 El Caminos followed GM’s decree that all new cars would utilize catalytic convertors and high energy ignition, nd with those legally mandated changes, missions and power went down and gas mileage stayed about the same. The 1976 model year saw the introduction of GM’s new rectangular dual stacked headlights on the El Camino, nd the new option of a 305-cid V-8. The 454 engine was discontinued across the brand, ymbolically ending the performance era. The 1977 model year saw the line continue without the 400 V-8. GM would down-size the El Camino in 1978 with a complete redesign.

Today the Chevrolet El Camino of this era has a loyal following. The trucks are instantly recognizable, nd especially the earliest years of this generation offer a semblance of performance. They weren’t necessarily used as work horses when new, o attrition isn’t a serious problem with these trucks. More of an issue is the fact that the El Camino was bought by enthusiasts who often customized their cars, aking stock examples somewhat difficult to uncover."