The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 76
1987 Chevrolet El Camino

Selling on Friday

1987 Chevrolet  El Camino

• The final year for the 5th Generation El Camino
• Hand built by Choo Choo Customs of Chattanooga, Tennessee
• Nicely built V-8 looks and sounds great
• Sharp SS graphics and brilliant paint

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

1987 is the very last year for a vehicle that was built to take you to church on Sunday, and haul produce from the farm on Monday. A truck with car-like comfort, but with truck-like utility. What's not to like? If you like the idea, and want to own one, then this custom car/truck might just be for you.

This El Camino SS was sent to Choo Choo Customs in Chattanooga Tennessee, for upgrades that include an aerodynamic front end much like a Monte Carlo SS. A crosshatch grill is flanked by quad headlights, and a hood scoop to let you know there is some power rumbling under it. Custom side trim flows stylishly into the bed. A Futurex drop in bedliner keeps whatever you are hauling from scuffing up the bed itself, and bedrails provide a place to tie cargo off. Silverline exhaust tips peek out behind those great looking five-spoke wheels.

Inside, comfortable bucket seats with a center console and arm rest make traveling to and from the farm, or to and from the beach, a pleasure. A special, two-spoke El Camino steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column with a stock dash and gauges visible through it. Air-conditioning controls are in the center console above the Alpine head unit that is driving Pioneer speakers behind the seats.

The original 305 cubic-inch V-8 has some chrome pieces, including the air filter housing and valve covers, that make the engine compartment look sharp. There is a Holley four-barrel carburetor under that air filter, feeding the stock intake and cylinder heads, and regular maintenance is evident throughout. New alternator, air-conditioning compressor, condenser, belts and hoses are in place, with power steering and power brakes helping if you are carrying a heavy load. The three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic sends the power back to a 10-bolt rear end then to those 17-inch American Racing wheels and radial tires. This amazing El Camino would be a pleasure to own while creating a lasting impression on all who see it.

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