The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 69
1986 Chevrolet El Camino

Selling on Friday

1986 Chevrolet  El Camino


• Fully custom paint with a race motif
• A clean V-8 engine with performance additions
• Custom 20” alloy wheels with low-profile radials
• One of the late production El Caminos in fantastic condition

305 cid V-8 engine, 150 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”

The Chevrolet El Camino was produced from 1959 through 1960 and then again from 1964 through 1987. The vehicle could be classified as a small car but with a pickup truck bed. The name, El Camino, means 'The Road' in Spanish. It was inspired by the Aussie Utes produced by Ford in the ‘30s, but by the ‘80s, they were more luxurious than ever and a bit less utilitarian. By the 1986 production of this custom El Camino, the handwriting was on the wall and, by 1987, the El Camino was gone.

This El Camino looks just like it blew through a red and silver checkered flag, with scraps heading down the sides, and the wind tearing at the edges. It is beautifully executed, very unique, and lends a performance attitude to the car. Even the bed is highly detailed, with a custom liner protecting the finish on the bed itself. It’s got a great stance, with 20” alloy wheels filling the wheel wells with style.

The nicely built 5-liter V-8 includes a Moroso intake, MSD ignition, and a B and M T-handle shifter. It’s a clean presentation under hood of a classic engine build. Settle into the vinyl bucket seat interior, use the remote to find your favorites on the custom sound system, and enjoy the full digital dash with factory air-conditioning. Your next road trip will be way more fun in this beauty. Underneath, it’s nearly as clean as the day if left the factory. It runs and drives very well, has an arrow straight body, and is fully ready for road trips or shows across the country.

With continued improvement and an eye toward efficiency, this 5th Generation El Camino combines modern safety features with a classic versatility. This example presents today as a treasured mild custom, with a truly unique paint scheme that everyone will notice.

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