Chevrolet / Chevrolet El Camino

Vitals

  • Engine
    4.2L
  • Power
    131 @ 3600 rpm
  • Transmission
    3-spd aut w/OD
  • Drivetrain
    rear-wheel
  • Seating
    2 passengers
  • Fuel Capacity
    67 liters
  • MPG
    19.8 City / 9.1 HWY

Specs

Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8 4 speed manual 264HP (194 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Chevrolet El Camino 350 V8 Automatic 3 speed automatic 167HP (123 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8 Automatic 3 speed automatic 264HP (194 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Chevrolet El Camino Automatic 2 speed automatic 112HP (82 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Chevrolet El Camino 3 speed manual 112HP (82 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Chevrolet El Camino Sport Coupe Automatic 177HP (131 kW) @ 3800 rpm

Videos / Chevrolet El Camino

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The evolution of Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet El Camino Origin and features

The Chevrolet El Camino is a utility vehicle that has been manufactured by the Chevrolet sub unit of General Motors. It was introduced to the public in the year 1960 following the success of Ford. The Chevell platform of General Motors, resumed the manufacturing process of the vehicle after a brief stoppage. The vehicle has gained compliments and has been in the limelight ever since.The lines of the vehicle are categorized into several divisions by the badged engineers of North America. The variant species of the series were brought into the market in around 1970 as an experimental move. A roadster utility vehicle was also produced alongside. However its body style and designing pattern differed much from the previous generations of the same model.The Cameo Carrier version of the same series pioneered the advent of the pickup trucks by Chevrolet. The El Camino was facilitated with fenders of fibre glass, two toned paint with an elegant interior styling and many more features. The V8 engine of the car can be used as an option and comes with an automatic transmission technique. Power assisting was also provided in the car. Flush side boxes were included in the pickup models as well. The success of the vehicle added a new dimension to the market of automobile platforms.

First few generations

Chevrolet El Camino, Photo #2 The initial models of the car had the most powerful engine specifications. A 194 and 230 cubic inch six cylindered engine with a horsepower rating of 120 and 155 respectively were used. The chevy block along with the two barrelled carburettor produced a horsepower of around 195. The four barrelled carburettor system of some of the vehicles were supplied with dual exhaust mechanism. The compression ratio of 10.5:1 was one of its important features. With an attractive face lifting technique, the V shaped part at the front; the engines had a higher performing ability. The L-79 also had the same features apart from the fact that it came with Turbo Thrift engines which were even more powerful and had a greater horsepower. The V8 engine of the vehicle lineup was capable of attaining a top speed of about 90 miles per hour.

Concept vehicle

The concept of the entire car is unique to all the other vehicles and hence the name.The body is crafted with urethane nose font varying from the Grand versions. The other features are toolkit panel that is located in the front close to the dashboard. The recliner seats are bucket type and are provided with a lumbar supporting technique. Even though apparently the concept model is pretty much similar to the Lumina, but it differs vastly starting from the way it operates, to the engine specifications etc. The layout of the wheel drive at the front is a much complimented factor of the car.

Today’s model

Chevrolet El Camino, Photo #3 The Chevrolet El Camino of today has been made available to car lovers by General Motors after making some small little modifications to the previous versions. It did not have much to do with the pattern of body style and was crowned as “pickup car” of late.