Let’s say your weekend car is a seven-second 1966 Nova, but you also want something classic, understated, and ludicrously quick as a daily. What’s the answer? Well, according to Richy from Fast Motorsports, then what you want is a clean 1964 Chevy El Camino that looks stock, but makes upwards of four-digit horsepower. Now, we’re checking out this insane sleeper thanks to the following feature video.
Coming to us from AutotopiaLA, this video is a little over 11 minutes long, and includes both a walkaround and specs on the ElCo, plus some shenanigans behind the wheel.
From the off, the owner knew he wanted something that looked understated, and to that end, he kept the exterior as factory-spec as possible. The body certainly looks stock, save for the beefy running gear, but beyond that and a small gap in the hood, there’s really nothing to tip off just how much performance this Chevy El Camino is really packing.
That includes the interior as well, where we see a bench seat finished with matching blue upholstery. There’s even a column shifter, while the factory air conditioning and stock-looking Dakota Digital gauges round it out.
Diving under the hood, however, we find this Chevy El Camino is powered by a Small Block 434 V8, which makes a claimed 713 all-motor horsepower on pump gas. However, the ElCo is also packing a 350-shot of nitrous to catapult output over the four-figure mark. The nitrous bottle is mounted out of sight behind the seat, and includes a controller to dial in exactly how much extra juice is needed.
Out back, a Ford nine-inch rear end with 35 spline axles and 3.50 gearing work to put the power down. Interestingly, the owner kept the stock suspension setup, per the theme. However, there’s a few new components added to it as well, including modern shocks.
Apparently, this thing has enough power and traction to hit an 8-second quarter mile. Check it out for yourself in the video below: