I’ll tell you what’s better, an El Camino barn find! Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment shall we? If there are two things in the automotive world that all people truly love, it’s a good barn find story, and glorious El Caminos. I can’t pinpoint what it is about Elky’s that makes me personally, so incredibly happy. Maybe it’s the 1964+ Chevelle nose? Or could it be the ability to haul rusty junk in the back? I. Don’t. Know. By now, you can probably tell where this post is headed. That’s right, I found a 1966 El Camino on eBay that is claiming, and appearing to be, a true barn find (so jealous). It’s quite solid, and it looks like it has some bruises, but it wears them like the boss that it knows it is. For god sakes people, it’s an El Camino with factory A/C. It is the vehicle that dreams (and nightmares) are made of. I mean this thing is terrific with a capital T. I hope that whoever lands this 100%-fun-wagon will daily drive the heck out of it as is, all while sending the 1A Blog pictures along the way. God I love El Caminos.
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Pontiac made a GTO truck in the 1960’s like Chevy did with their El Caminos ? Slide a 421 in it with tri-power, a Muncie, a posi, and you’ve got a winning combo. You could stick with your Pontiac roots, be competitive at the drag strip, and then fill it with mulch on the weekends! It might be the perfect match …..or not? Continue reading It’s GTO Truck Tuesday! Come On In!
Whenever you mix free time and El Camino’s, you can guarantee that something amazing will happen. In this case, the mid 70’s body style El Camino that everyone loves to hate became a 4 wheel drive monster. The brush guard was functional and ready for some action, and so was the solid front axle. In all honesty, it was put together fairly well. Under more normal conditions, the body would have been connected to the frame with drywall screws and tie-down straps. This one was far better. It used real metal and wasn’t a giant turd like most 4×4 chassis swaps that I have seen. While I can’t picture myself in this vehicle, I have great appreciation for anybody that puts their time and effort into a car. So cheers to you mid 70’s El Camino 4×4 chassis swap dude, and to a job well done!