Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
There's just something unmistakably cool about this 1964 Chevrolet El Camino. It's a practical utility vehicle based on one of the most potent muscle cars of the era, complete with a smooth-running V8. And now that you've seen the price on this classic El Camino, you might not have enough time to finishing reading this before it's gone.
This is the first year the El Camino was made from the intermediate Chevelle underpinnings. The move by Chevy is now legendary for really turning this coupe/pickup into a performance machine. You see the history perfectly on this Elky thanks to GM's slick Azure Aqua. It looks particularly nice in the sunshine thanks to a professional respray during this pickup/coupe's lifetime, and even though it's showing a few signs of age, it's still very presentable. With paint and bodywork this good, only shiny brightwork will do. That's why the wide chrome bumpers, window trim, and even the bed and tailgate top all have an attention-grabbing appearance. What's even more amazing is the condition of the paint-matched bed. It's often a heavily trafficked area, but on this truck, it remains straight and solid with only a couple bump sand bruises here and there. The final piece to grab attention are the steel wheels with factory hubcaps for added flair.
Aqua-green just looks perfect on the inside when a car is bright blue on the outside. Even better, is it's the original color combination for this El Camino. In fact, the cloth split-bench seat was redone, and although the shade is a bit greener than the factory called for, it's still comfortable and very presentable. To go with this, the door panels, headliner, and carpets are all in good shape too, contributing to a very warm and utilitarian feel inside the cab of this Elky. The dash has lots of shiny surfaces surrounding the original-style gauges, which still show clean faces and bright orange needles and are augmented by a set of SunPro auxiliary units underneath the dash. The AM/FM radio in the dash is likely the car's original and still works, and the factory A/C has been upgraded with R134a refrigerant and blows cold. Thanks to its Chevelle connection this is a quite a comfortable place to spend some time.
The tidy 283 under the hood looks period perfect in the El Camino's engine bay. For the most part, it sticks to the factory formula, from the original snorkel air cleaner finished in satin black, to the chrome Chevrolet valve covers, to Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself. Everything looks well-cared for and starting with a solid car made it easy to get things like the inner fenders and firewall looking great. The smooth-running small block is matted to a 3-speed manual transmission, and the solid undercarriage is fortified with newer and maintained components throughout, including a CarTex dual exhaust that provides just enough rumble. Out back, the 10-bolt hangs on a set of coil springs and newer shocks, so don't be afraid to put this Elky to work, it can handle it. Factory steel wheels are fitted with hubcaps for effect, and a set of 205/75/14 whitewall radials that give it just the right blue-collar look
This is a great looking El Camino that keeps its vintage appearance, but still has the perfect upgrades in all the right places. You'd expect to pay plenty more for an El Camino this well done. Call now!!!
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