1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 (Gray Ghost II)
Last updated Dec 1, 2014
Found in an ad in Hemming's Motor News in Mass. It was built in St.Louis, MO and sold into the southwest U.S. It had 102,000 miles on the odometer, non-original motor and the underside, chassis and body were virtually rust free.
Originally a Fathom Blue car with a bright blue interior, SS 396 El Camino with a 350 HP/396 (402). Original motor had been replaced with a 1969 396, the TH400 had a shift kit and the posi was a 3:73 12 bolt. Original SS wheels, with a tonneau cover & snaps thru the bed chrome. Engine had a nasty hydraulic cam, headers, a HEI ignition and a stock converter. In need of some TLC after 102,000 miles.
TH400, A/C, radio, PDB, PS, 12 bolt posi.
Body done, Shadow Gray w/ black stripe (Quality Auto Body, Fultonville, NY), black bench seat interior done (Dad's Custom Auto Interior's, Duanesburg, NY), Craftec black tonneau cover, American VN500 15 x 7" wheels, BFG 235 x 70 x 15 tires, new tinted glass, later GM sport mirrors, all new chrome / moldings
7/13 Currently in my shop receiving a Vortec Pro/Mark Jones 467 CID BBC (dynos over 500 HP), an ATI TH400 + converter and a Moser 12 bolt 3:42 TruTrac posi. Has KYB shocks, Rear Air Lift bags with a 1" sway bar, 1-1/8 sway bar in front, Spohn Performance adjustable upper and lower control arms. Stainless steel brake lines with a line-loc, Hedman headers, 2 1/2 " exhaust pipes with turbo mufflers, Holley 770 cfm Street Avenger (vac.sec.), HEI dist.
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