1980 Model Year Chevrolet El Camino
A pretty interesting vehicle segment is the coupe utility. When Chevrolet introduced the El Camino in 1959, it was peculiar as Chevy adapted their two-door station wagon into a cab and cargo bed into the body. Safe to say Chevrolet's gamble paid off, as evident with the El Caminos production run lasting till 1987 and five generations under its belt. The El Camino's eloquent amalgamation of practicality and luxury made it so popular. The fifth-generation El Camino was produced from 1978 to 1987 and had a new design compared to the previous generations. This 1980 Chevrolet El Camino Restomod, with just 500 miles on the build, is up for grabs, and some tasty upgrades are also thrown in.
This particular 1980 Chevrolet El Camino Restomod is adorned in a custom dual-tone black and Root Beer color for the exterior, which we love! The seller reports a new chrome trim has been applied for the interior and exterior. The front features a horizontal slat grille in chrome with rectangular headlights. A massive reverse hood scoop is visible on the hood as well. The rear features a clean design, with the taillights embedded into the rear bumper. Visible from the rear is the custom exhaust pipes swerving to either side of the vehicle, just behind the rear wheels. Shaved side markers are reported on the car as well. It sits on a set of US Mags Y-5-spoke chrome-painted wheels and matching lug nuts. Matching the exterior is a black interior design with scattered chrome trim pieces. The dashboard has been converted to a digital but needs to be calibrated as reported by the seller. Keeping the temperature exact is a new R134A AV evaporator, heater core, A/C compressor, accumulator, drier hoses, and retrofitted to a serpentine belt, as reported by the seller.
Chevrolet offered the fifth-generation El Camino with a wide range of engine options. This 1980 Chevrolet El Camino Restomod is equipped with none of them but comes with a 355ci Small Block V8 engine mated to a 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission with a shift kit, as reported. Aluminum headers have been installed, along with a Hughes 2500 stall converter by the seller. The rear end has been completely rebuilt with a 3.42 gearing reported. Stopping power is enhanced by the new master cylinder and brake booster, while the front features lowering springs.
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