Beautiful, Partly-Restored "Elk" Muscle Car

Price: US $16,500.00 Item location: Crescent, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: El Camino
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 54000
  • VIN: 136809Z337801
  • Color: Gray and Burgundy
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1969 Chevrolet El Camino

Beautiful 1969 El Camino, burgundy & gray.

I'm selling this car--part of an estate--to help out my relatives that inherited it. I'm sorry that I don't personally know, and can't answer, many questions about details since I have never owned it, and hardly knew the owner. What is listed is EVERYTHING I know or have heard from the prior owner's helpful neighbors and other knowledgeable people who have looked at the car. (I don't know much about cars in general, nor classic cars in particular.)

Positive:
  • It was purchased by our relative 4 years ago. I don't know what it's condition was 4 years ago, but according to neighbors, much time was spent lovingly improving it. He made great progress on restoring it, but ran out of energy as his health worsened.
  • A big upgrade was the transmission: it’s a four speed, probably a 700R4. I'm told these didn’t come out until 1982 and that it was about a $3K investment.
  • It has an all aluminum 3 core radiator.
  • Hedman headers
  • Flowmaster 2-chamber mufflers 2.5 inchin/out
  • Aftermarket chrome brake master cylinder
  • It was driven very few times: mostly to classic meets.
  • It runs well, I and a couple of other people have test-driven it
  • The body appears to be flawless. In particular, the floor and bed floor are solid (no rust).
  • There is new carpet in it.
  • The seat upholstery appears to be in excellent condition.
Negative: (keep scrolling)
  • The two exterior mirror holders are missing their glass panes: one, at least, is inside the car
  • The passenger door locks and unlocks with the button, but not with the key (which turns in the lock but produces no effect). The driver's door locks and unlocks both with key and button.
  • wiper motor/linkage not working
  • air conditioner not working.
  • The tires look very nice and full of tread, but are out of date (I don't remember by how long--it was possibly 5 years)
  • The seat distance from the steering wheel/pedals does not seem to be adjustable, and is rather far back.
  • several gauges not working
  • There are probably other things, but I don't have the experience to notice them.
The odometer reading seems unrealistic to me, but I have no idea if it is accurate or not.

I have not sold a classic car before and am doing my best to follow the advice I've received. The car, and the estate it belongs to, is a four-hour drive from my home, so unfortunately I can't just run out and check something, or take another picture.