1971 Chevrolet El Camino

Did you know that the reason the El Camino truck even exists is because of the wife of an Australian farmer? In the early 1930’s, Chevrolet received a letter from a farmer’s wife who wished for a car that she would feel comfortable driving into town, but that could also be used for farm chores. The truck was the first of Chevrolet’s utility coupes, an alteration of a station wagon, utilizing the design in order to incorporate the truck bed. Though it premiered in Australia, the truck eventually made its way to America, debuting in the late 1950’s and sticking around until the late 1980’s. Styled as a coupe utility pickup muscle car, the El Camino truck may not be spending as much time on the farm as previously expected, since it does well with the muscle car crowd and can be seen cruising downtown streets at any time of day or night.

During its run, the El Camino went through five generations, and by the end of the late 80’s, it was available with a variety of trims, engine choices, and various conversion packages. Later models were trimmer than the first few generations, and the last vehicles had V6 engines instead of the V8 it had been offered with in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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This one showed up on the Hemmings blog a while ago, and we had to reshare it. Link below to see what’s up for sale at Hemmings right now. It was located in Classic Auto Mall’s 336,000-square foot showroom in Morgantown, Penn., featuring over 100 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles.

1971 Chevrolet El Camino for Sale

Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Mileage: 5945
Transmission: Auto
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: Red
Interior: Black

Seller’s Description: “The 1971 El Camino along with its Chevelle stablemate, retained the same basic sheet-metal as the 1970, but got a new front facia with single headlights instead of doubles, a new grille and front bumper, and a one-piece turn signal/parking light/side marker light on either front corner. The rear end remained unchanged. GMC launched their own version of the thinly-disguised El Camino in 1971 and called it the GMC Sprint.

“This 1971 El Camino is like brand new with only 5,945 miles since it was put into service in 1971. This beautiful Red/Silver car with black vinyl interior will be the pride of some lucky collector or just the car nut who loves El Camino’s. This car has everything original except for the 14” wheels. The wheels have been changed to the 15” Corvette Rally Wheels, but it still has the original F78x14 spare with factory chalk mark and it has never been mounted on the car. While this car does not have a lot of options, it does have the 245hp 350ci engine with 3-speed automatic transmission. Features include power steering, AM radio and a heater. This drives and rides like the day it was sold new. Pennsylvania title shows 4,100 actual miles when purchased in 2008.” Price: $27,900

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