Lot 263 - 1967 Chevrolet El Camino
|Odometer reading||48,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
The Chevrolet El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1959/1960 and 1964 to 1987. Introduced in the 1959 model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero pickup, its first run lasted only two years before production resumed for the 1964/1977 model years based on the Chevelle platform and continued for the 1978/1987 model years based on the GM G-body platform. Chevrolet reintroduced an all new, mid-size El Camino in 1964 based on the Chevrolet Chevelle. The 1964 model was similar to the Chevelle two-door wagon forward of the B-pillars and carried both "Chevelle" and "El Camino" badges, but Chevrolet marketed the vehicle as a utility model and Chevelle's most powerful engines were not available. Initial engine offerings included six-cylinder engines of 194 and 230 cubic inches with horsepower ratings of 120 and 155, respectively. The standard V8 was a 283 cubic-inch Chevrolet small block with two-barrel carburettor and 195 horsepower (145 kW) with optional engines including a 220-horsepower 283 with four-barrel carburettor and dual exhausts. The 1967 El Camino followed the Chevelle's styling facelift with a new grille, front bumper, and trim. Air shocks remained standard equipment on the El Camino, allowing the driver to compensate for a load. The year 1967 also brought the collapsible steering column and options of disc brakes and Turbo Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission.
Fully restored to concours condition using all original GM parts, it was prepped for the classic car show circuit in the United States and, as you would expect with such a restoration, requires nothing. The car was imported to the UK in 2017 and has an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018 and is UK registered. With a 4.6 litre V8 under the bonnet, this automatic El Camino is a fantastic example of Americana. Described by the vendor as being 10 out of 10 in all respects, this pick-up would make any owner proud at shows and events.
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