Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
You better love attention if you're going to take home this ride. This 1959 Chevrolet El Camino has been custom built with vibrant two-tone paint, a comfy A/C interior, and solid small block V8 power to be the kind of machine that is easy to enjoy anywhere and turns heads everywhere it goes.
A first-year El Camino is already a desirable classic. It has the wild look of Chevy's full-sized offering where the '59 redesign had some of the most daring styling ever put to sheetmetal. You'll love going over all the style lines that flow into deep creases as they create stand out elements like the pontoon fenders, roof overhang, and huge tailfins. You can see all this nicely thanks to the awesome shine of the 1959-correct Aspen Green paint. And if you're looking at the color, we know you've also spotted the deep metallic green used for the upper tailgate, bed edge, and roof. It has a ton of metallic flake to really radiate in the sunlight and give this a custom cruiser feeling. It's all part of a comprehensive restoration that was said to be completed in 2016. And the investment in this one wasn't just about making it bolder or giving it a mean stance on the modern 18-inch alloys. You can see from the straightness of the panels that this is a high-quality classic machine.
The sea of green continues inside. You first notice it on the multi-tone insert on the seats that were a hallmark of the '59 Impala, and certainly is at home in its El Camino sibling, too. The door panels, dash, carpeting, and headliner all have a terrific and coordinated look. And with the wraparound windshield and back window, everyone really gets a clear view at this cool classic package. You'll even love the details, like how the extra-bold exterior metallic green returns inside to highlight the rather sporty factory gauge cluster. Plus, this was subtly upgraded to be a great driver's machine. For example, the factory-style steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column, and the radio is a retro-style unit that has a classic look but a modern AM/FM digital tuner. And you'll certainly feel the difference of cold-blowing air conditioning running modern R134a.
Under the hood is an award-worthy presentation of the small block V8. Not only are the inner fenders and firewall painted to match the exterior, but also the engine block and intake! And you've got a ton of polished components that all come together to make sure you lift the hood at every car show. More than just look great, you'll also spot the right supporting components, like a new brake booster and an aluminum radiator. The 350 cubic-inch motor inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. It's a strong-running motor that's paired with a smooth three-speed automatic transmission. Add in power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, and grippy modern tires, and this is the classic that's effortless to enjoy.
This is a great restoration of the first ever El Camino. So if you like to get attention in your classic, don't let this one slip away. Call today!!!
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