With all the talk of a modern-day Chevy El Camino, we couldn’t help but bring this mint 1985 El Camino on AutoTrader Classics to your attention. The (28-year-old) American classic features a two-tone brown (top) and black (bottom) paint job complemented by a beige cloth interior with brown trim; it’s powered by a 350 cid (5.7 liter) V8 good for 260 horsepower while being mated to a three-speed automatic gearbox breathing out a dual exhaust.
According to the listing, the El Camino “runs & drives great”, is very clean, has had its interior restored, and has the stock rally wheels with new RWL Cooper radials (255/70/14). In addition, the engine is still under factory warranty (seems to be a GM crate unit), the A/C is ice-cold, and the following components are new:
- Edelbrock 1406 4-barrel carburetor
- Brakes & rotors
- Door hinge bushings
- Hoses & belts
- Belts & transmission mounts
- Intake manifold
- Fuel pump
- Water Pump
- Ceramic headers
Meanwhile, the dash still has the factory tach, and the car has no rust, with maintenance records still available. The El Camino also features tinted windows, towing package, power brakes, tilting wheel, and power steering.
There is the (minute) downside of some dents on either side of the tailgate — which seems to be the only thing cosmetically wrong with this car. And given that the seller is asking a modest $12,500, we are considering it a steal, since the collective price of the new components listed above is most likely greater than the asking price.
So for those who are fed up with waiting for a new El Camino, this 1985 unit might just be what the doctor ordered.
Hat tip to Dan D.