The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 35
1985 Chevrolet El Camino

Selling on Friday

1985 Chevrolet  El Camino


• A truly unique custom El Camino
• The full Cadillac treatment with many genuine parts
• Beautiful black finish looks fantastic
• Own the only one in the world

350 cid V-8 engine, 200 HP, three-speed automatic transmission, independent coil spring and wishbone front suspension, rear live axle with coil springs, front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 117”

Ford Australia was the first company to produce a coupe utility as a result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia. She asked for "a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays”. El Caminos have been heating up for years now, but we are doubting our farmer friend ever saw one quite like this beauty. What if Cadillac decided to enter the “Ute” market? Well, we now have a glimpse of what that might have looked like in this fully customized El Camino/Caddy mashup.

Start up front with a full-sized Cadillac grille, complete with badging. The pinned hood opens to reveal a Caddy-style 350 cubic-inch V-8, fed by a big four-barrel carb and firing under Edelbrock heads. Move toward the back and you’ll notice all the door handles and trim has been removed - ahh, yes, keyless entry. You’ll notice custom landau-style windows behind the doors, making the profile quite unique and notably different. The bed has a newer sprayed-on finish, and it is terminated in custom Caddy-style mini-fins and real Cadillac taillights. The fit and finish on this custom is astounding, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a flaw anywhere in that deep black paint.

Inside, our customizers have emulated a Cadillac feel as well, with a supple leather interior, clean black carpets, and custom instruments and badging that really looks great. You’ll be rolling in style with power steering, power brakes, power windows and power mirrors, all powered by a nicely built V-8 with a big four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock heads. Pop the hood pins, and you’ll be treated to a view that any car guy will adore. This unique El Camino rolls on newer radial tires and custom alloy wheels. It’s a brilliant yet subtle homage to Cadillac that is truly a one-of-a-kind head turner. From top to bottom, it’s a unique opportunity that’s not to be missed.

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