Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
With the handsome good looks of a Chevelle and the utility of a pickup, the El Camino offers the best of both worlds: performance and practicality. This 1966 Chevrolet El Camino has been built to further blur the lines that separate vehicles: performance, great looks, and comfort.
The bodywork is nicely finished and the workmanship is shown to great effect thanks to the beautiful bright red paint, which look just about right on this racy truck/car. These vehicles typically led harder lives than your average Chevelle, and finding a clean one, let alone investing enough to bring it to this condition, is tough. Gaps are uniform and a lot of time was invested in getting the body panels this straight when it was repainted, and there's very little wear and tear beyond some polishing scratches that are just barely visible. The bed was refinished with gorgeous, red-tinted spray-in bedliner that matches the rest of the car exceptionally, but also mean the bed is durable and best used as the world's biggest trunk. Trim is bright and well maintained, with new chrome on the bumpers, a clean stock grille, and the trim around the bed is very nice, with no dings or damage from use. The hood scoops provide a preview of the potential monster that lies underneath, and those big alloy wheels give this Elky a modern look.
The black interior is very tidy and fresh and features a pair of neatly upholstered custom split-bench with red stitching and ostrich inserts that really give the cabin a one-off feel. Carpets, headliner, and door panels are reproduction pieces that look good and fit right, and the taut yet comfortable seats make it feel spacious in the cab. The long dash is the original piece and it's in excellent condition, and the factory gauges are crisp and clear, providing the driver with an accurate assessment of the engine's vitals. R134a A/C is a nice touch in a car that's built to cruise, and you also get a modern AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth/iPod Compatible stereo head unit that really fills the small cabin with sound. A woodgrained 3-spoke Pilot steering wheel sits atop a tilt column, giving even the tallest of driver's extra space. This El Camino really has all the right stuff to make a first-rate hobby car.
Powering this slick Elky is a built 350 cubic inch V8 with aluminum Dart heads, and it's got a killer sound and runs extremely well. It's got the usual upgrades including a Victor Jr. intake manifold, Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, an HEI ignition, and Hedman long-tube headers to help build torque. The engine bay is extremely sanitary and clean, with a lot of dress-up items such as those black Edelbrock valve covers, chrome air cleaner, as well as the smoothed firewall and blacked-out inner fenders. The transmission is a 700R4 automatic transmission, a very welcomed upgrade, and it snaps through the gears with authority. There's a recent dual exhaust system with chambered mufflers that gives it a great performance sound and the 10-bolt rear end feels like it has street-friendly gears inside. Handsome US Mag wheels stuff the wheel wells, wearing big 245/40/18 front and 245/45/18 rear performance radials.
With a great deal of money spent on this build, this is a good, clean El Camino that's ready to be enjoyed right away. Turn on the A/C, crank up your favorite tunes, and enjoy the ride. Call it a truck, call it a car, either way you're going to love this El Camino. Call us today!
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