1960 CHEVY EL CAMINO PICK UP
The El Camino was introduced by Chevrolet in 1959 in response to the Ford Ranchero which was released by Ford, their biggest competitor in 1957. Essentially, the idea was to have all the versatility and ruggedness of a pick up truck but with the comfort and handling of a passenger car. The El Camino was adapted from the standard two-door Chevrolet station wagon platform and integrated the cargo bed into the main cab body much like our Australian utes. The cars were reasonably successful and now days the first generation of El Camino’s built in 1959 and 1960 are some of the most sort after classic cruisers around. The styling of these cars is something that is timeless, with the wrap around front and rear windows, oodles of chrome and the big flat rear wings at the back being just some of the features.
This particular car is a pretty damn bad ass example of a mild custom 1960 Elco. The car isn’t a show pony, while it presents very well it isn’t perfect and it’s built to be a street car and a hell of a lot of fun. The car has been completely repainted in Gloss Black which is a perfect sinister colour for a car like this. The paintwork is in good condition and shines nicely but does have minor blemishes around it. The chrome bumpers and anodised trim for these cars isn’t something that is reproduced and can be very hard to get hold of. The car is complete with all of its chrome and trim in place however almost all of this is original and does have some areas of dulling and flaking throughout. Unlike stainless, the anodised trim cant be polished up so unless you pull it all off and chrome it which is an expensive process, most of the Elco’s you see around will look similar to this. Either way, it ads to the character of the car and this thing is much more at home cruising the streets than sitting at a car show.
Under the bonnet is a warm 383ci V8 engine paired to a 2 Speed power glide transmission which has been manualised. Under the bonnet is tidy and well presented with nice polished rocker covers and a finned air cleaner topping a new Holley Carb. The car sits lowered over a set of black 15” steel wheels with wide white flappers which along with the laker pipes down the side, give it a period custom look.
The interior has been completely recovered in custom black and white with diamond stitching. The dash, which is one of the coolest factory dashes ever made, is painted in satin white. The carpets are all new as is the headliner. There is a Lokar floor shifter for the trans and a small stereo system so you can cruise with some tunes. A billet steering wheel sits front and center. The big wrap around rear window is a cool styling feature of these cars and help maintain great visibility.
There isn’t much cool than a gloss black first gen El Camino! This car is one cool cruiser, with period some mild custom styling and an angry V8 in the front, its certainly a fun one to get out and pound the pavement in.
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