1969 Chevy El Camino Custom – The Chevrolet El Camino is a pickup / coupé utility vehicle that was produced by Chevrolet between 1959–60 and 1964–1987. Unlike a standard pickup truck, the El Camino was adapted from the standard two-door Chevrolet station wagon platform and integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. Introduced in the 1959 model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero pickup, its first run lasted only two years. Production resumed for the 1964–1977 model years based on the Chevelle platform, and continued for the 1978–1987 model years based on the GM G-body platform. Chevrolet introduced a longer El Camino in 1968, based on the Chevelle station wagon/four-door sedan wheelbase; it also shared Chevelle Malibu exterior and interior trims. The interior was revamped including cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting. All-vinyl Strato bucket seats and center console were an $111 option. Power front disc brakes and Positraction were optional. The 1969 models showed only minor changes, led by more-rounded front-end styling. A single chrome bar connected quad headlights, and a slotted bumper held the parking lights. New round instrument pods replaced the former linear layout. For the first time, the Chevrolet 350 V8 was used in an El Camino.
Next time you are cruisin’ the highways, look around and see how often you see a Chevy El Camino. For a vehicle that posses such a great mix of style and function, you would really think you see more of them on the roads. If you do spot one, we can almost guarantee you it won’t compare to the beautiful example offered here today. When this El Camino was sold to its most recent owner, the sellers were less than accurate. Immediately upon it’s arrival to Texas the buyer poured a ton of time and money getting everything up to the high standards he has for all the classics in his collection. He’s the type to jump in a classic on a whim and drive it half way across the country so everything on his vehicles needs to be just right. With that in mind, recent upgrades and corrections were made to the fuel delivery, steering, and braking systems. The El Camino received an all new bench seat with more comfortable padding and a flush-mount tonneau to protect any cargo he might be hauling. The underside was the cleaned thoroughly and sealed to prevent any future rust (zero rust currently …fyi). What was already great about the Chevy when it arrived was the beautiful two-tone Deep Red & Champaign paint scheme separated by a thin gold leaf stripe. It had also been recently outfitted with the 18″ wheels and tires seen in the photos. Needless to say, this El Camino arrived as a “7” but will be leaving as a “10”. A complete list of features and options include: 350 V8, TH350 Auto, A/C, Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Custom Paint, Tonneau Cover, Chrome Grill, Chrome Mirrors, Chrome Bumpers, Dual Exhaust, Kenwood AM/FM/CD Stereo, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Vent Windows, Owners Manuals, Tire Tools, Tow Package, Spare Tire, 18″ Rev Wheels, and Thick ZR-Rated Tires! If you are in the market for an exceptional 3rd generation El Camino, you want to give this beautiful example some strong consideration before someone else beats you to the opportunity!