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1960 Chevy ElCamino.

Features of the car Opening of doors and hood and rotation of the steering wheel.

For now, this is just a driver. The back door won't open and you

cannot load the body


El Camino pickup sedan kicks off in bright fashion for

1959 model year, ended abruptly in 1960, then resumed.

production in 1964 on a Chevelle / Malibu A-body medium chassis,

where he stayed until 1987.

Chevrolet's El Camino sold well in its founding year, but its numbers

tagged against the smaller Ford Falcon Ranchero, so the El Camino and

its stable companion, the sedan, was discontinued in 1960.

 Since El Camino was based on the delivery of a sedan, it included

some structural improvements over the Brookwood wagon to make

the body and chassis are more rigid. For example, additional spacers in

the roof is inherited from the delivery of the sedan, and the rear panel of the cockpit

welded struts included to make the body stiffer where

the cockpit and the box met. The sides of the box and the tailgate were double-walled,

protect the outer panels from damage and add strength, and the bed

The floor was a sturdy, bolted-on 18 gauge corrugated steel panel.

Meanwhile, four steel transverse sills under the floor helped protect

reverse side from damage.

  The El Camino rode a Chevrolet "Safety Girder" X-frame with a reel.

spring suspension front and rear. The floor of his bed was 6 feet long and could

carry loads up to 8 feet long with the tailgate down. Like many compact

trucks, El Camino offered 46.5 inches of space between

wheel arches - just under 48 inches required to transport a 4 x 8 sheet

plywood or drywall, lying flat.

  The maximum payload for El Camino was estimated at 1200 pounds, which

seems optimistic. Recommended payload ranged from 650 pounds.

up to 1150 pounds, depending on the drivetrain, and somewhere in

between these numbers, the truth about how much El Camino can 1959

boldly carry probably a lie.

  The base El Camino was powered by a 135 hp Chevrolet engine and 235 cc. Inches.

in-line six-cylinder engine with single-leaf carburetor. New camshaft profile

for the 1959 engine had less lift and valve overlap, which allowed

Chevrolet boasts 10 percent better fuel economy for a six. The torque was

up a little too with a new camshaft.

  The base six-cylinder transmission was a three-speed manual transmission.

Powerglide or overdrive for guidance was optional. The final

drive gear ratios with a six-cylinder engine included 3.55, 3.36 and

4.11. (Three-speed gearbox was standard on the 3.55, Powerglide with

3.36 and overdrive from 4.11.)

  The El Camino was also available with a 185 hp twin-cylinder engine. and 283 cubic meters. Inches.

V-8; four-barreled, 230 hp from. 283; or a flock of 348-cu.in. V-8.

A three-speed manual transmission was standard on any of the

V-8; options included a two-speed automatic Powerglide, manual

with overdrive and constant torque three-speed turbocharger


  Inside, El Camino was businesslike, with a bench seat and

rubber mat. Upholstery options were limited to gray or (with

body color only green or blue) green or blue vinyl with

coordinating fabric insert. Foam seat and soft tool

the panel had options.

  El Camino customers could choose from a palette of 13 solid or 10 solid colors.

two-tone combinations, all applied with acrylic varnish. El Camino

14-inch steel wheels were painted in the main body color;

white tires were an option.

Credits: BrianC: /REDNECK: / Glen Stuhlmache


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