Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
Quality custom work throughout this build really sets this El Camino apart from other ones. It started by pulling the rust-free body off for a ground up restoration. The look of the body was cleaned up with some well-known street rodding techniques, and the look of the interior was created from scratch by some first-class custom work to integrate a '59 Impala dash into the car. The results are impressive, unique, and outstanding.
When you shave the door handles, mirrors and emblems for that super clean, street rod look, you better get the body work right because that's what it's all about at that point. They certainly got it right. The panel fit is outstanding and the black paint on those long gently curving body panels reflect the light in smooth lines. Up front the look is kept clean by integrating LED turn signals into the headlights leaving nothing else but the grill of horizontal black and chrome with a sharp looking bumper underlining it. The black paint flows smoothly up and over the big block hood that incorporates a hood mounted tachometer. At the back is a perfectly finished tailgate with some outstanding custom air brush work underlined by another bright and shiny bumper. Raise the tonneau cover and check out the gorgeous all wood bed done in Poplar with polished stainless strips. There is a tilt up section near the cab that has the battery mounted on one side and plenty of additional storage too.
Open the door and get ready to feast your eyes on this custom Red interior. The show starts innocently enough with a simple door panel of horizontal lines with a slash of chrome across the top. Then your eyes are drawn in to a red '59 Impala steering wheel with its chrome inverted V horn ring mounted on a tilt column. It looks unique and awesome and things just keep getting better with the rest of the bright red dash also from that same Impala. You can imagine the work involved in making all those curves flow smoothly and fit into this Camino. There was all new wiring run behind it and Classic Instruments gauges trimmed in chrome look fantastic nestled down into their pods. The factory air that this car came with was updated to a Vintage Air R134 system and an AM/FM/Satellite radio was installed for your listening pleasure. The bucket seats are factory Camino as is the console with the Lokar shifter rising high out of it for the automatic transmission.
Under the hood you will find an engine that is dressed out nicely and pumped up so that there is no doubt this sweet ride is for both show and go. It is a 350 cubic inch engine bored .030 over then fitted with 10.5:1 pistons and a mild cam driven by a Pete Jackson gear drive. (you gotta love that sound!) A chrome air topper and an Edelbrock carb feeds the engine through an aluminum intake. Finned aluminum valve covers look great painted red with brushed tops and Hedman headers get the exhaust heading out to dual Flowmaster mufflers that exit out just behind the rear wheels. Power is sent back through a 3-speed automatic trans to a 10-bolt rear end with 3.31 gears that rides on '67 Chevelle springs. Power front disc brakes insure that you can haul this ride back down from speed and the rubber meets the road through 255/45/R18s in the back and 225/45R17s in the front mounted on Show Wheels.
A super clean look, awesome custom interior, and a healthy V8. Come on down and check out this unique El Camino. And ask your salesperson about the book full of build receipts while you are here.