The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Chevrolet El Camino. We make the process of selling your Chevrolet El Camino quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Chevy El Camino was a highly successful full sized auto built by American Motors between 1959–60 and again between 1964-87. Its design was a cross between a car and a truck. The El Camino outsold its closest competitor, the Ranchero, by 50 percent more units over the course of models. It was based on an existing full size car platform platform, the new-for-1959 Brookwood 2-door station wagon. The chassis was longer, lower and wider than other full-sized Chevrolet vehicles.
The 1959 El Camino was the first Chevrolet pickup built with a steel bed floor instead of wood. A corrugated sheet metal insert concealed beneath it was the floor pan from the Brookwood two-door wagon, complete with foot wells. The large bed made both a good small family vehicle that had enough truck bed to work on weekend home projects. It was large enough to bring home 2x4s and sheets of plywood.
First generation El Caminos from 1959-60 came with a choice of engines: 235 cu in (3.9 L) I6, 283 cu in (4.6 L) V8, and the 348 cu in (5.7 L) V8. Transmission choices were a 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, or 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Second generation El Caminos gained bigger engine choices, like the 327 cu in (5.4 L) Small-Block V8 and the 396 cu in (6.5 L) Big-Block V8. In 1968-72, the 3rd generation cars got a new choice of a very powerful 454 cu in (7.4 L) V8, which was rated at 270 horsepower (200 kW.)
Other car companies have tried to utilize this hybrid car/truck design, but none have been anywhere as successful as the El Camino.