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A muscular Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport 5.0L V8 in head-turning condition.
Sport mirrors, quad headlamps, chrome bumpers, front air dam, power windows, power door locks, seat belt reminder, power steering, tilt steering wheel, centre armrest with storage, voltmeter, oil pressure gauge, headlight buzzer, tachometer, shift indicator, analogue clock, air conditioning, GM-Delco FM/AM stereo.
This tough Chevy hauler puts the style and drivability of a full size American car into a rugged pickup truck. Finished in two-tone Bright Silver Metallic, (Code 17), over Gloss Black this iconic machine draws attention wherever it is driven. Being the revised fifth generation of the El Camino it benefits from the crosshatch grille flanked by quad rectangular headlights and the proud standup hood ornament. The Super Sport or SS model also wears a front air dam and sport door mirrors to add to the muscular appearance. Markings to the body can be seen in terms of chips, paint imperfections and slight dulling to the chrome. The large cargo area is very clean with no damage. A presentable rarely seen piece of Americana.
Immensely comfortable the contrasting Blue Velour interior, (Code CDD2), presents very well. The supportive individual bucket seating is undamaged and headlining, door cards and colour-keyed nylon cut pile carpeting is clean. Fake wood trim adorns the spacious cabin and all gauges work along with the GM-Delco FM/AM stereo. The power windows operate slowly and the internal power locks also work but the drivers remote mirror requires manual adjustment. The Super Sport nameplate on the instrument panel above the lockable glovebox remains attached. Unlike most commercial vehicles the El Camino offers car-like comfort and refinement in a stylish package.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The preferred factory engine option LG4 is fitted to this vehicle, the legendary (305) 5.0 litre V8. It thunders into life immediately and sounds truly superb thanks to a custom exhaust system. Standard BHP is quoted at 150 and works smoothly with the 3-speed automatic transmission.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
A set of stunning and expensive Rocket Booster Chrome wheels are fitted with low profile 255/35 ZR20 rear and 225/40 ZR18 front tyres all, with ample tread. The Super Sport Grey and Silver Rally wheels are also included with the car. Hydraulic self-adjusting power assisted disc brakes to the front a drums to the rear provide ample stopping power.
This 1984 Chevrolet El Camino is the desirable 5.0 V8 Super Sport model and is the final fifth generation spanning a production run from 1959 until 1987. Entering the UK in 1992 and entrusted with American car collectors ever since, it represents a rare opportunity for the next American car loving fanatic. Currently owned by Robert McMillan who runs a successful engineering firm this fascination in everything Americana has led to a collection of eight vehicles with this being the newest of the fleet. Only selling due to the discovery of a ’59 El Comino the difficult decision was made to sell his youngest example. Many invoices, old MOT certificates along with the original owners manual are included. Not to be missed and a dare to be different modern classic.
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