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1959 Chevrolet El Camino
The debut of the El Camino.

1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Answering the call to Fords '57 - '58 Ranchero, Chevrolet introduced the El Camino in 1959. The first '59 El Camino was basically a 2-door Wagon with a Pickup truck box instead of an enclosed cargo area. Radical by design and made famous with its rear deck tail fins and cats eye taillights. The '59 El Camino is one that most will never forget!




1959 Chevrolet El Camino Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
El Camino Series 1100 - Six-Cyl
1180 - El Camino $2,352 3,605 lbs See Note
El Camino Series 1200 - V8
1180 - El Camino Not Available Not Available See Note

Note: Chevrolet did not provide totals for series, model or body style. Roughly a little over 22,200 El Camino's were produced.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Height Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
El Camino 119 in 210.9 in 56.3 in Not Available Not Available 8.00 x 14

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair and on the driver-side door post on Corvette). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Model & Series
A - Biscayne/Brookwood 1100 Series (6-Cyl.) F - Impala/Nomad 1800 Series (V-8)
B - Biscayne/Brookwood 1200 Series (V-8) G - Sedan Delivery or El Camino (6-Cyl.)
C - Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood 1500 Series (6-Cyl.) H - Sedan Delivery or El Camino (V-8)
D - Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood 1600 Series (V-8) J - Corvette
E - Impala/Nomad 1700 Series (6-Cyl.)  
Second & Third Symbol - Model Year
59 - 1959
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Pontiac, Michigan (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

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