Combining a great looking exterior with a powerful drivetrain, this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino also offers a level of versatility that's pretty hard to come by. From the start, Chevrolet intended for the El Camino to provide the functionality of a pickup with the drivability of a car, and while Chevy's design challenge was met and conquered long ago, this El Camino represents present-day rolling evidence as to why this revolutionary vehicle was such a success.
Featuring a vibrant orange paint job that takes the place of the black cherry shade it left its Van Nuys, CA factory with, this is a sharp, capable looking ride. The paint is nice and even from all angles, and broad white stripes accent its cowl induction hood perfectly. The bumpers both fore and aft are blemish free and level, the chrome trim surrounding those distinctive dual headlights and generously-sized side windows is nice and clean, and the SS badging on all four sides is very much on point, as well. The final stages of its frame off restoration were done with care, resulting in a well-aligned appearance that includes tight, even gaps between body panels and doors that open and shut smoothly. You can see that Chevy took a lot of inspiration from its muscle cars of the day, most notably the Chevelle, as this versatile ride looks every inch its brethren in front, with its long, broad hood secured in place with clean hood pins, while still gracefully carrying substantial hauling capacity in back.
The interior retains its stock look, with black vinyl replacing the original cloth material this Chevy started out with covering its comfortable bench seat. Black carpeting runs underneath, accented by Chevy bowties on the floor mats just in front of the seating. Everything's also been left in stock configuration in the dash area, with the original gauges still residing in the instrument cluster and a fresh, level black dash pad showing no tears sitting up top. In addition to its considerable capabilities, this El Camino is very comfortable to drive, with its white-balled shifter sitting within easy reach, and a tilt column affording you just the steering wheel position you're looking for. A Kenwood AM/FM/cassette sits front and center in the dash to provide your era-appropriate audio options. The surprisingly spacious bed area in back is in fine form, featuring a healthy coat of orange paint and showing no serious dings or dents - even on the wheel wells. There's a lot of room in back for whatever you might need to get from Point A to Point B, even with the full-sized spare in tow.
This El Camino is outfitted with some serious power, with a Chevy 454 cubic inch V8 sitting underneath its cowl induction hood. Not only is the big block a healthy sounding engine that starts right up and runs smoothly, but it's also keeping good company, as it's paired with a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission known for its ability to dependably handle high output engines while shifting with confidence-inspiring precision. Power brakes at all four corners, with discs in front, provide the stopping power you're looking for. This inspired vehicle - half muscle car and half pickup - sits on a set of stock Chevy SS wheels (14” in front and 15” in back) outfitted with BF Goodrich TA radials.
If you're on the hunt for a distinctive muscle car that also features a great combination of exhilarating, big block power and practical utility, you really need to see this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino. Call today!