1971 Chevrolet El Camino


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Designer: William “Bill” Mitchell (VP GM Styling)

Estimate: $17,000 ­- $23,000

Chassis Number: 136801L132001
Decoded: 1=Chevrolet Division; 36=Chevelle Malibu; 80=El Camino pickup; 1=1971; L=Los
Angeles (Van Nuys), CA assembly plant; 132001=32,001st 1971 Chevrolet scheduled for
production at the Los Angeles plant
Engine: 350 cid OHV V8
4-­barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp (Est.)
3-­Speed Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Mileage: True Mileage Unknown

● Muscle­ Car Utility Vehicle
● California Car from Birth
● Dependable Power Train

The Model: Everyone loves the El Camino from Chevrolet. When reintroduced in 1964 attached to the Chevelle medium sized car, it was a hit. With the heart of a passenger car but the utilitarian abilities of a pick­up, it was perfect for small companies and for the lady or gentleman needing an honest multi­purpose vehicle. As the Chevelle continued to grow in popularity, and its prowess for performance became legend, it was a natural that its pickup cousin would follow suit. Effectively, just about any accessory or option available for the Chevelle passenger cars would be applied to the El Camino. From luxury appointments like power steering and brakes, to air-conditioning and up­graded sound systems and special wheels too. Options under the hood were not overlooked and any power train available in a hardtop or convertible, could be found in the El Camino, including the SS option.

The Car: One of the most versatile engines ever developed in the automotive world has to be the Chevrolet small-­block V8, and its 350 cid form. This example is fitted with an Edelbrock AFB carburetor mounted on an Edelbrock intake manifold, valve covers and air cleaner, all of which indicate that this engine means business. Under the hood of this red beauty with the black accent stripes is a very well detailed engine bay containing an all-­aluminum radiator, plus power steering and brakes and even a windshield washer. The interior is fitted with a stock bench seat covered in factory style vinyls and all of the dashboard instruments are clean, clear, and easy to read as you scoot down the highway. Soft­Tint EZ­Eye glass is found all around the passenger compartment with the banded windshield up front, and a spray in liner apparently done at the time of build for this impressive truck.