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Monday, 19 November 2018

1967 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO - HISTORICS AUCTIONS THE WINTER SALE Mercedes Benz World Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL Saturday 24th November 2018


Mercedes Benz World
Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL
Saturday 24th November 2018

Registration No: JUF 395E
Chassis No: 1368077143093

  • New ‘crate’ 350 engine fitted recently
  • Powerglide gearbox has been overhauled
  • Disc brakes on the front with a brake servo
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 pick-up, 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 re-introduced 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 the two-barrel carburettor and 195 horsepower with optional engines including a 220-horsepower 283 with the 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. 
This El Camino has benefitted from recent extensive investment including an upgrade from the 327 engine to a new ‘crate’ 350 (5700cc) unit. This also incorporated an upgrade from a two-barrel carburettor to a four-barrel unit and she also benefits from the electronic ignition. At the same time, the two-speed ‘powerglide’ transmission was overhauled and disc brakes were fitted to the front including the fitment of a brake servo. The net result of this time and investment is a Chevrolet El Camino that has been very well sorted and is ready to be enjoyed immediately. Supplied with a good history folder, this El Camino is finished in black and comes with a V5C registration document.

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