Theres just something unmistakably cool about this 1965 Chevrolet El Camino all dressed up in black. But beyond the show-stopping appearance, this one has some essential features that make it an anytime cruiser.
Not only is black beautiful, but when its as glossy as this, it also is the best shade to show off this pickups amazing body. Were not sure if this El Camino ever worked for a living, or if someone just spent a pile of cash to get this black beauty looking this straight. It has excellent gaps, impeccable fit, and some of the best chrome and stainless weve seen in a long time. Whats even more amazing is the condition of the bed. This is often a heavily trafficked area, and on this truck it remains smooth, straight, and seamless. For advertising sake, there are the crossed-flag emblems on the front fenders that tell the other enthusiasts that this is no ordinary El Camino.
Red just looks perfect on the inside when a car is a slick jet black on the outside. Even better, is its the original color combination for this El Camino. In fact, the vinyl bench seat has been upgraded while still keeping the period-correct appearance. To go with this, the door panels, headliner, and carpets are all exceptionally fresh. The dash has lots of shiny surfaces surrounding the original instruments, which still show clean faces and bright orange needles. An aftermarket A/C system has been neatly installed under the dash, and thanks to a modern compressor and R134a refrigerant, its efficient and easy to service in the future. For entertainment, theres an AM/FM/cassette that perfectly fits in with the vintage feel, while still offering a modern digital tuner. But of course, the best music will be the sound coming from the exhaust.
Just like the rest of the car, underneath the hood is a great mix of vintage with modern touches. The motor is a 327 cubic-inch V8 from 1966, but it was completely rebuilt less than 1,000 miles ago. During that time it was not only given the modern performance appearance pieces that they love at car shows (matte black air cleaner, blacked-out valve covers, chrome pulleys, etc.), but it also has the performance to back it up. This restored motor was bored 0.30 over and then given a Holley carburetor, Edelbrock intake, competition roller camshaft, and Edelbrock aluminum heads. Just to make sure all this force can hook up on any blacktop, the truck has a stout 12-bolt Positraction rear end running 4.11 gears. That kind of high rear end ratio is exceptionally great off the line, but it often has drivers concerned about running high rpms down the highway...but you dont have to worry about that. This El Camino has been upgraded to a five-speed manual, which means youve got an extra gear or two more than everyone else to keep everything calm when cruising. In fact, as intimidating powerful as this pickup is, its surprising easy to tame thanks to features like power steering and front disc brakes.
This is a great looking El Camino that keeps its vintage appearance right down to the original owners manual. Still, it has the perfect upgrades in all the right places, and the slick black paint is amaazing. Youd expect to pay plenty more for an El Camino this well done. Call now!!