Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
A sharp looking El Camino is always a welcome sight. You don't see all that many on the road any more and certainly far fewer that are anywhere in the same league as this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS396, with its bold look and V8 power lurking under the hood. It'll turn heads for sure, and it also features the strong running condition to make it a fine match for frequent driving.
This ultra-distinctive Chevy cuts a unique, aggressive presence. It sits inclined, as if ready to strike, and wears bright yellow paint that ratchets up its curb appeal up even further. The bright shade isn't just a strong statement - it looks very solid in this setting, though a wax session would have it looking its best. The pair of painted broad stripes running the length of the hood, as well as the fresh-looking vinyl top, provide some very effective contrast. A tastefully subtle scoop rises up from the hood - adding both custom cachet and some clearance for the big block engine below. When you step up to the front of this classic, you can really appreciate some of the style cues - El Caminos of this vintage feature twin double headlights and these sit astride a deep black grille with "SS" badging at its center in very clean casings, just above a front bumper in the very same condition. From the side you can see how the prominent body contour running along its sides is nice and level as it transitions from fender to door to rear quarter panel - a good indication that it's well aligned.
Inside the doors you'll find a black vinyl interior that's been refurbished with comfortable driving in mind. A pair of bucket seats are front and center, wearing very fresh-looking covers and carrying plenty of padding to make even the longest of road trips tolerable, while a generously proportioned center console sits between them to provide some welcome interior storage space. Up front, the dash area retains its stock configuration and sports clear, easily readable gauges in its instrument cluster, as well as a nice-looking dash pad on top - it's a little loose, but a few turns of the ratchet and some well-placed fasteners should have it fitting snugly. The truck-like bed in back helps give the El Camino its unique look, but in itself is no novelty. There's plenty of usable storage space on hand here and the textured bed liner has done its job well to keep the area free of distracting dents or scratches.
This Chevy classic is every bit ready for the road. The 396 cubic inch V8 sits under the scooped hood, wearing a 4-barrel carb underneath a chrome air cleaner and a pair of chrome valve covers on its sides. The big block fires up right away, running smooth and sounding great as it exhales into its headers. With a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission sitting just behind it, you'll have a versatile drivetrain at your disposal that's equally well suited to grin-inducing off the line acceleration and to low-revving highway speeds. Power steering makes navigating easy and power brakes at all four corners, with discs in front, provide fade resistant stopping power for this unique muscle car as it cruises the asphalt on its set of 15" Cragar wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich Radial T/As.
This 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS396 offers the chance to put a strong running, well-equipped and unique classic in your garage. Call today!
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