1977 Chevy El Camino Classic – General Motors introduced all new “Colonnade” body styles for its a-body mid-sized products for 1973, and the car-based Chevrolet El Camino pickup was no exception. The new styling, featured hardtop-style doors and upper glass, and a wide variety of engines ranging from a 250-cid six-cylinder all the way up to a 454-cid big-block V-8. The new El Camino was well received, and more than 51,000 were sold in 1973. Front disc brakes were standard, along with all coil suspension and flow-through power ventilation. New options included luxuries such as swivel bucket seats and a center console, as well as Turbine I wheels. Payload was a respectable 1/2 ton. The 1974 El Camino received a new work-oriented small-block option with a 400-cid V-8. The 1975 El Caminos followed GM’s decree that all new cars would utilize catalytic convertors and high energy ignition, and with those legally mandated changes, emissions and power went down and gas mileage stayed about the same. The 1976 model year saw the introduction of GM’s new rectangular dual stacked headlights on the El Camino, and the new option of a 305-cid V-8. The 454 engine was discontinued across the brand, symbolically ending the performance era. The 1977 model year saw the line continue without the 400 V-8. GM would down-size the El Camino in 1978 with a complete redesign. Today the Chevrolet El Camino of this era has a loyal following. The trucks are instantly recognizable, and especially the earliest years of this generation offer a semblance of performance.
While a 454 was never available in 1977, the addition of that true muscle-car powerplant makes this El Camino a blast to drive! The carburetor has been replaced with a modern fuel injection system that provides a much improved throttle response over any other ’77s you will find on the market. The engine looks as good as it sounds with the addition of a chrome air cleaner and chrome Chevrolet script valve covers. To complete the driving experience, this resto-mod was also outfitted with cold A/C, power steering & power brakes. The striking red paint is in excellent condition and is accented nicely with a black hockey stripe and custom wheels. Additional features and options include; Custom Steering Wheel, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Grill, Dual Exhaust, Spray-in Bedliner, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, AM/FM/CD Stereo, Black & Chrome US Mag Wheels, and new ZR-Rated Tires! The El Camino is truly the best of both the truck and car worlds. This ’77 El Camino offers the benefits of both vehicle types but has the added value of being an appreciating classics as well as being great to drive! You find find another like this so call today to become an owner before it gets away.