Based out of Mundelein, Illinois, Roadster Shop is well known for its chassis fabrication and turn-key custom automobile builds, with more than a quarter century of experience in developing, prototyping, and producing muscle car and pro-touring products. Now, the Roadster Shop is giving us a digital ride-along in this slick 1971 Chevy El Camino.
Documented in the following eight-minute, nine-second video, Roadster Shop Assembly Manager Jacob Hoffman is on hand to play host and narrator for this 1971 Chevy El Camino ride-along video.
As soon as the video starts, this classic Chevy is ready to grab your eyeballs, sizzling in bright blue paint that’s polished to a gorgeous shine. The chrome trim complements the light blue nicely, while a set of five-spoke Forgeline wheels with a matte-grey finish and polished lip occupy the corners.
Under the polished exterior is a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis. Utilizing a 58.75-inch track width and various components pulled from the C6-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the Fast Track chassis features 10-gauge steel fully boxed frame rails, and comes with a lowered ride height, plus all the factory body, bumper, and core support mounts.
Providing the good noises is an LS3 engine from Texas Speed, which hooks up with a T56 gearbox from Bowler Transmissions and a nine-inch rear end from Strange Engineering. Baer brakes help it throw the anchor.
“This thing is meant to be used and abused and look good all the while,” the Roadster Shop declares.
Now, this custom 1971 Chevy El Camino is on its way to its new owner in New Jersey. Still, it’s a blast to watch this Roadster Shop build prowling the blacktop, so hit play and enjoy it for yourself.
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