It's an outstanding rendition of Chevy's inspired “half car, half truck”! This 1970 Chevrolet El Camino is as magnetic as it is versatile and, spiced up with some well-chosen Super Sport aesthetic touches, it's looking great. A strong, eager powerplant anchors its rock-solid drivetrain, so it's also fully up to the challenge of injecting some welcome excitement into the everyday driving routine of its next lucky owner. If you're searching for a classic that will stand out in any setting, yet is ready for action just as soon as you bring it home, this is one to check out.
The exterior was refreshed with a coat of paint that's a dead ringer for the Butternut Yellow so many classic Chevys wore during this '70s era. Despite having been applied a while back, it's held up nicely and a comprehensive detailing will no doubt elevate it even further. A pair of broad, black stripes run the length of the hood, passing over its cowl scoop in the process. As a member of the third generation of El Caminos, it's noticeably longer and broader than its predecessors, and the exterior styling bears an intended striking resemblance to the Chevelles of its era, resulting in a vehicle with an unmistakable muscle car vibe, but with some fairly substantial cargo capacity in back. Original but clean front and rear bumpers combine with fresh-looking double headlight casings and trim to give this El Camino a road ready appearance that's in perfect sync with the powerful, but solidly dependable performance of its drivetrain, and you'll find that both the doors and hood open and close smoothly.
The black interior offers a high degree of originality and is in good condition, with no major flaws in sight. The bench seat at its center is plushly padded for comfort, combining vinyl and cloth and bracketed by a pair of clean vinyl door panels. Up front, a leather wrapped original steering wheel sits on the column and the dash area in front of it remains largely in stock configuration, with the factory gauges working alongside a trio of SunPro displays and an added tachometer. Just above is a straight looking dash pad free of any cracks, a welcome sight considering its UV-sensitive black color. An aftermarket AM/FM/cassette stereo is at the center in place of the factory counterpart, but it will need a little attention to get back online. Take a peek in back and you'll see that the cargo area isn't just there as a novelty. There's an appreciable amount of capacity on hand and a bed mat is in place to protect the floor.
This is one of those rare classics that runs every bit as good as it looks. Decked out with an orange block and color matched heads, as well as chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, the 350 cubic inch V8 below the hood fires right up and sounds very healthy. It resides in a well-maintained engine bay and is fed by a 4-barrel carb, breathing into a pair of aftermarket headers leading to a dual Flowmaster exhaust as it pairs with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission that shifts with precision. Power brakes and smooth power steering make for low effort stops and easy navigation as this innovative classic cruises on its set of 14” SS wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich T/A radials that still have a lot of tread left.
If you're looking for a distinctive yet versatile take on the vintage muscle car that's ready to hit the road as soon as you get it home, you should check out this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. Call today!