First, I have to say THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF THE ACTUAL CAR! A friend had this picture posted in a car show album, but it looks nearly identical to the way Dad's car did (except that Dad's car had a hood scoop and a white stripe) before it was destroyed in a house fire when I was about 7 years old.
This is the car that started my interest in cars in the first place. I'd lie on my back under the car with him and try to help with whatever he was doing with it. He had me hand tools to him (usually, the WRONG tools!), but ha wouldn't let me actually do any of the mechanical work. I did help him keep it clean, washing the sides and dusting the interior.
I have only owned this El Camino since last August. Traded my 355 small block S10 for it. 69 SS El Caminos only came with a BB 396. Right now it has a GM 350/325hp in it . It still has the original TH400 and 12 bolt rear. A new BB 396 is alresdy in the works. It also has AC.The interior was tan, ugly. I already have most of the interior changed to black. The bed is full of new parts that I have been getting over the winter. Too busy to work on it right now. Hope to get alot of it done by spring. My plan is to restore it to original condition but alot more horse power. It is a very comfortable muscle car/truck.
To the best of my memory, it had the usual Corvette stuff:
V-8, 4-speed stick, AM/FM radio, etc. As far as 0-60 and 1/4 mile times go, I didn't care! All I know is it was the most thrilling ride a young girl could have ever asked for. After this Vette, no car with a solid roof would do for me!
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It had the aluminum wheels and side pipes, and a hood scoop with a wide white stripe running through it.
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