The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 37
1985 Chevrolet El Camino

Selling on Friday

1985 Chevrolet  El Camino

• The final generation of the legendary El Camino
• Iconic two-tone Sage Metallic paint finishes
• V-8 power and automatic transmission
• A clean example with a great stance

305 cid V-8 engine, 190 HP, automatic transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 117Ē

In the long and colorful history of the Chevrolet El Camino, there are a few landmark years that stand out. 1959, for sure - the first year - 1968, when the El Camino got sporty using the larger Chevelle platform - and in early 1985, when the last American-made El Camino was built. These 5th Generation cars still utilized the Malibu platform, but with that model discontinued, the handwriting was on the wall for these sport utility icons. After two years of foreign production, Chevrolet pulled the plug in 1987.

This survivor has been tucked aside for many years and is presented today in excellent original condition. The Medium Sage Metallic and Light Sage Metallic paint combo looks like new, with a tan roof and nice straight trim and chrome. Add in the chrome bed rails and a black bed cover, and youíve got a rig that will always get a lot of attention yet can actually haul nearly 1,000 pounds of cargo for you as well. It rides on the factory steel wheels with the proper hubcaps and correct blackwall tires. This El Camino has obviously been well-cared-for right from the start and has certainly survived in very fine and highly original condition. Slide into the driverís seat, and you'll immediately be impressed by the clean bucket seat interior with the cool T-handle shifter on the console. Itís a sporty yet roomy cockpit, and itís presented bone-stock, with power windows and power locks, tilt wheel, factory air-conditioning, and the classic AM/FM cassette player in the dash. Itís your chance to pop in that Lionel Richie cassette youíve saved all these years and go for a nice, fast nostalgic road trip in a cool El Camino.

The legendary 305 V-8 and automatic transmission combination will handle any task you throw at it, and this one looks clean and ready for action. If a true hybrid muscle car/pickup truck sounds like fun, this 5th Generation El Camino is worth a close inspection here in South Texas.

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