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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:28 PM
There's one in my neighborhood when I walk the dog.
Black w/El Diablo stickers on the ram air hood.

Just curious.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:34 PM
Joe Dan and I owned 4, over a period of time, then I went to a Blazer and he to a Jeep eventually. We loved those things. I had one stolen one time, she was real pretty til whoever stole it, wrapped it around a pole. Never did find the SOB, by the way..........I wish I had one now. But, I bet it would be hard to get parts for it or maybe not..........
 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:34 PM
Never had one, but this "revolutionary design" caught my eye at the Atlanta Aoutoshow:

http://www.pontiac.com/newcars/

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:35 PM
My dad drove a 1965 El Camino. Red...it was a beauty.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:40 PM
I had an 86', two tone blue 307 engine, bucket seats most of the options, cost $11,500. First car I ever purchased brand new. I put 150k on it and sold it to my friend, now it just sits in his driveway. Man, I loved that car, I wish Chevy still made them.



Mine was similar to this vehicle



[Edited on 5/12/2008 by steadyhorse]

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:41 PM
They were also called Gentleman's Pick-up's. I think most manufacturers had a form of them. But, we always liked the Chevy's El Camino's.
 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:49 PM
El Camino's were ok.But these are what I call "pick up's"!


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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:51 PM
Had a nice 72 with a healthy 350 finished in that famous Gold GM colour from the 70's.
Could put my street bike ( Fla &back more than once) or my goalie stuff in the back and never know it was there. The big problem with them was the rear window deck always rusted away from moisture getting trapped in there.

Elky's were a great smuggler's vehicle as they were built on the same platform as the Chevelle passenger cars and there was real nice concealed space (25 bricks) behind the driver and before the bed. Not visible and not well known around here until my buddy Bob got popped at the Port Huron border...

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:01 PM
Oh yeah, had a 71' and 73'....miss em both!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:08 PM
i pass a black and gold SS on my way to and from work every day that's for sale . if i thought my wife would ever get over it , the title would now be in my name . El Caminos are one of the coolest cars ever to roll out of Detroit .
 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:08 PM
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Never had one, but this "revolutionary design" caught my eye at the Atlanta Aoutoshow:

http://www.pontiac.com/newcars/




[Edited on 5/12/2008 by gr8phulfred]

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:13 PM
often overlooked and forgotting the Ford Ranchero


 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:15 PM

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:37 PM
I was "backed into" by one once. I knew who it was, because there was only one in town.

Cool truck/cars, both of them!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:39 PM
Had a cool 1965 for a year once.....

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 04:03 PM
I've had four Chevelles over the years, but never an "Elky."

I had a chance to buy a friends 1972 SS454 El Camino in 1978 for $700. It was gold, black vinyl top and black bench seat interior and a 4 speed. My mom wouldn't lend me the money to get it. I was pissed off for weeks over that.

Another friend of mine bought a 1984 Super Sport El Camino and drove it for 20+ years, accumulating almost 500K miles before it rolled into his pond, completely submerging it. Still had the original 305 motor in it and never had any work done to it, other than a water pump. Now he drives an '85 GMC Caballero, the GMC equivalent of an El Camino. It's been completely redone.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 04:12 PM
P.S. If I could have any year El Camino, it would be a '59. I love fins!!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 04:23 PM
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Never had one, but this "revolutionary design" caught my eye at the Atlanta Aoutoshow:

http://www.pontiac.com/newcars/




[Edited on 5/12/2008 by gr8phulfred]


More warmed over Aussie engineering.

http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/action/vehicleentry?vehicleid=15


 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 04:30 PM
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They were also called Gentleman's Pick-up's....


"Cowboy Cadillacs," where I come from...

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 05:33 PM
Oh yeah!

I owned a sky blue '76 ElCamino for about 4 years back in the late 80's. I bought it used off a friend of mine. I loved that ....car...errrr....or whatever you want to call it...

Unfortuantely, as anyone who owns a pick up truck knows...I was very popular on weekends during the Summer. Friends would call me from yard sales wanting me to do them a small favor and pick up used purchased furniture for them...

On the plus side, I seem to remember quite a few 6 packs being given to me for my efforts so it wasn't all bad...

I have not thought about that beast in years. Thanks for rekindling some pleasant memories...

 

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