1984 Chevrolet El Camino V6 Pickup

Highlights


• Nice solid and original car
• Imported from the states in 2014
• 3.8L V6 Automatic

BACKGROUND 


Inspired by the Australian ‘Utes”, Chevrolet first launched the El Camino in 1959 and went through 5 generations until finally discontinuing the model in 1987.

The half car half pickup truck was designed to be a gentleman’s pickup that could work hard during the week and then go to church on Sunday. This 1984 5th generation car is fitted with a 3.8 litre V6 and automatic gearbox.

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HISTORY


Purchased and imported from America in 2015 by the current owner it has been kept garaged and used sparingly during his ownership, being one of many cars in his collection, covering only around 3,000 miles in the past 7 years.

There is little or no history prior to his ownership but since arrival the car has been treated to a full re-spray in Mercedes Champagne and the wheels have been changed to the nicely dished steel wheels that it now sits on.

PAPERWORK


The V5 is present showing only the current owner as it was UK registered in 2014 after importation and the vehicle is currently declared SORN, the last MOT having expired in August 2017. The new owner will provide a new MOT with the successful sale of the car.

The car comes with two sets of keys, the original Owner’s manual and a spare wheel.

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INTERIOR


The whole original interior looks in very good condition with all the cloth upholstery being in near perfect condition and showing very little sign of use, though there are some scuff marks on the rear of the seats.

The dashboard has a rather unfortunate crack in the centre of it but door cards and trim all look good, though the interior chrome strip is beginning to peel in places and the driver’s door window winder is broken.

All the gauges and instruments work as they should and the carpets and fascia are all nice and clean.

EXTERIOR


The exterior has benefitted from its recent re-spray and the initial impression is that of a clean and solid original car.

There are a few small imperfections in the bodywork in that there is some rust causing bubbling of the paint around the sills and the bottom of some of the body panels and the odd place here and there, but there are no obvious signs of any major rust issues anywhere else on the bodywork. 

The new steel wheels look great and have been fitted with new tires. All the lights are nice and clear and the chrome trim and bumpers are all straight and good but here is a chip in the windscreen and the ‘T’ at the end of the front CHEVROLET badge is missing.

The large open load area at the back is in lovely condition with the rear loading flap opening and closing nicely, and the load cover fits nice and tight to keep it that way with only a couple of press studs not closing fully.

A few window and rear load rubber seals are showing signs of perishing a bit but the underneath looks solid and clean.

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MECHANICS


The 3.8 V6 starts on the first turn of the key and settles down to idle giving a reassuring burble from the exhaust.

An easy and straightforward car to work on, the current owner has performed regular oil changes and maintenance himself reporting faultless motoring and no issues during his ownership.

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THE APPEAL


The El Camino delivers the practicality and utility of a pickup with the classic lines and comfort of a sports coupe all in one vehicle. 

They are a popular car for customisation, or they can be enjoyed just as they are, being an easy car to live with and a relatively rare and unusual sight on our roads. 

The Chevrolet El Camino is definitely an iconic piece of classic Americana, that along with Levi jeans and Coca-Cola will never go out of fashion.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Elcamino v6
  • Colour Gold
  • Odometer 121,502 Miles
  • Engine size 3800
  • Location Northamptonshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
16 bids
  • karif_f•••• £5,500 17/10/21
  • alan-ke•••• £5,000 17/10/21
  • karif_f•••• £4,500 17/10/21
  • alan-ke•••• £4,000 17/10/21
  • alan-ke•••• £3,600 17/10/21
  • karif_f•••• £3,500 17/10/21
  • Caralou £3,400 17/10/21
  • G_dougl•••• £3,300 17/10/21
  • vincent•••• £3,200 17/10/21
  • Brucesm•••• £3,100 16/10/21

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