- Body Type: Coupe , Ute
- Vehicle Location: USA
- Ref: TWNM00246
- Year Built: 1964
- Engine Size: 5.4L
- Trans: Manual
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Ext color: Maroon
- Int color: Red Repro-SS
TrueWest Imports proudly presents this particular example is a 1964 El Camino that rightfully deserves whatever moniker you would like to throw at it: Mild Custom; Resto-Mod; or just a plain mid-sixties Very Cool Hot Rod!
The first generation El Camino (essentially to compete with Ford who introduced the Ranchero in 1957) was introduced in the model year 1959 based on the “new-for-1959” Brookwood two-door station wagon with the exterior of the Bel Air and the interior of a low-end Biscayne. The second generation El Camino was re-introduced in 1964 on the Chevelle/Malibu platform. The 1964 (and subsequent) El Caminos were an immediate hit with the public.
A Super Sport (SS) version of the El Camino was produced each year, starting in 1968 and ending in 1972.
- Recent 2 year professional ground-up restoration
- Very responsive Chevy 327 (not Corvette) CID V8/350+HP
- GM Saginaw 4-Speed Manual transmission
- HD 10-Bolt Posi rear end
- Power everything!
- A real “Head Turner” wherever driven
Starting with a no accident, no rust and rock-solid El Camino; the body, chrome and stainless trim, glass and running gear was disassembled. Body panels, inside and out, were stripped to bare metal, primered, and prepped prior to the application of the stunning, blemish-free Maroon finish. New chrome bumpers and either refinished or new stainless trim was expertly fitted resulting in laser straight panels and uniform hood, doors, and tailgate gaps throughout.
The all-new, well-appointed and spotless interior is completely restored to resemble that of a Super Sport model El Camino, if one would have been produced in ’64; with a gauge cluster in place of engine warning lights, the optional dash-mounted tachometer, factory wood grained steering wheel, and new bucket seats from a ’64-’65 SS Coupe. All gauges are new except the speedometer.
Engine and Driveline
The rare Chevrolet 327 cu. in. completely rebuilt engine was bored .040 over and fitted with a new reciprocating assembly. The block is Code L 18 (Dec. 18, 1968), Casting Number 3956618. Heads are 76 cc .194s Casting Number 333882, Date Code F 21 4 (June 21, 1974). New clutch, U-Joints, and a balanced driveline. New Edelbrock 600 cfm carburettor, new distributor, and High-Torque Mini Starter. Idles at an even 800 RPM, 40 PSI oil pressure when hot and 15″ of vacuum.
Transmission is a new Saginaw 4-Speed equipped with a new Tri-Five bell housing and Hurst Plus shifter and linkage. New Heavy Duty aluminium core radiator and electric fan. New master cylinder and drum brakes all around.
Wheels and Tires
REV gloss black and machined wheels ride on P235/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A tyres.
There are many more photographs of this “mildly customised very cool 60’s hot rod” available on request.
The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this extraordinary example of an original part of Hot Rod history imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.
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