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Old 01-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no he's thinking of the Holden UTE from down under they where thinking of bringing over here but didn't
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the chevy ssr?
How does that even remotely resemble an el camino? Plus it's not a concept, it's a production car. lol

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no he's thinking of the Holden UTE from down under they where thinking of bringing over here but didn't
I don't think it was the Ute either. The one I'm referring to was a Holden concept (iirc) built off the Monaro chassis. This was back when they brought the Monaro over as the new GTO. I'll have to see if I can dig up an image.

ETA: It was the Vauxhall/Holden Maloo


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Old 01-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had a 74 El Camino Classic, looked similar to the one in the pic.
Drove it daily for 8 or 9 years. Coolest vehicle I have owned.
It had a 400CI small block, a lot of fun to drive.
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I had a 74 El Camino Classic, looked similar to the one in the pic.
Drove it daily for 8 or 9 years. Coolest vehicle I have owned.
It had a 400CI small block, a lot of fun to drive.
Why'd you stop driving it?

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Probably because as a daily driver, it looks awesome, and can pass anything on the road... except a gas station. Those old carb-fed v8s are notorious for getting low teen/high single-digit gas mileages, even on the highway. And that's really where it's going to hit you at - not its useability as a truck or a car, but how well its fuel economy and maintenance costs (they stopped making these in the '80's didn't they? so the newest you're looking at is 30 years old) fit into your budget for a daily driver.
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Probably because as a daily driver, it looks awesome, and can pass anything on the road... except a gas station. Those old carb-fed v8s are notorious for getting low teen/high single-digit gas mileages, even on the highway. And that's really where it's going to hit you at - not its useability as a truck or a car, but how well its fuel economy and maintenance costs (they stopped making these in the '80's didn't they? so the newest you're looking at is 30 years old) fit into your budget for a daily driver.
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You should watch "The Mexican" movie with Brad Pitt. It has some classic El Caminos in it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My first car was an elcamino. 67 with a 327 built by a master mechanic. I have so many great memories of it another elcamino is the car I will restore with my son. Mine was a daily driver in high school and college. Easy to fix, rarely needed it. Crummy mileage though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Personally, I would prefer a Camino with this body style - see linky - 1970 Chevy El Camino SS. The 81 Chevy El Camino that I am looking at currently is a v6 stick 3 speed with 80K original miles on it for $2,600. The EC sat in a a garage for 20 years (original owner) because the floor rotted out. The new floor panels have been install correctly. It is ready for sticker.


The car dealer said that the pedal configuration on the car is rare - Stick/manual transmission. He said if it didn't sell, he was thinking of converting it to a V8 "muncie". Not sure what a V8 munci is. Google search is not giving me a clear answer. How hard is it, and how expensive is it to put a v8 "muncie" in an 81 El Camino?


Also, is it possible to change the front end and front fender style to a different head light configuration? Could older model fenders be installed on the 81 El Camino?


How much on top of the cost of the car do you think I am going to need to spend. Time is not so much an issue if I can get the car running in the next 2 years.


What do you think?


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