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Purpose, Sound, And Looks. — The El Camino is ideal for one with a certain appreciation of certain aspects of life. This particular 1981 entails a 4bbl 350ci long headers dual exhaust dual tips each side. It is nice to throw or tie/strap down anything reasonable in the coated bed .. and I believe this vehicle should have no problem towing more than twice it's weight . It commands and receives much respect and appreciation from most anyone on the road, as it is in good hands.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Simplicity, performance, versatility, sound, looks, and purpose.

Cons: Having such a low bed and profile as to where you may worry about drivers of other vehicles, including trucks and SUV's, perhaps not seeing you while they backup.

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3000 — awwweeeesome!!!! most fun iv ever had driving haha this thing will rock your world!!! its stailish its fast and it is loud what else do you need??? im haveing it re painted and going to redo all of the gauges. i have a new set of rims for it to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Nice Overall — too heavy and wishing it was faster off the line because the 350 is just inadequate to motivate this big heavy beast down the road. It is one of the most stylish cars I have ever owned. Looking for more classic muscle but it will do for now.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great lines and styling

Cons: heavy

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Its Bad Ass — it needs a locker rear end and a v8. but air shocks are a very good thing to have. and the doors are very very big like the size of a mini cooper. need to make a roll cage. 400 small block will work nicely.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its bad ass

Cons: none

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My Camino — The cruiser, for haulin parts or just flat out haulin. It's 50% Country, 50% Rock and Roll, 100% cool. The car is amazing, good performance, lots of cargo space behind the seat, a six and a half foot bed, easy to work on, you can go classic or modern with it. Its got a bench seat for dates, I like the simple styling, everybody makes fun of the pee yellow color, I kind of like that. Seats 3 but you can fit a bunch of people in the back, so who cares? It has a 350 out of a 1978 chevy pickup and a rebuilt TH400. Edelbrock carb and intake, dome top pistons. Its got dents and stuff from off-roading, but they just add character, right? Love it, pretty enough to look good at the Saturday night cruise, but ugly enough to beat on a little. MPG? Not how i drive it. Fun car though (more to life than gas mileage).

Pros: Partaay!,  Extemely underestimated

Cons: The hockey pucks I have for rear tires.

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1981 El Camino Super Sport 5.0l — I like it a lot, it's the greatest car you could ever own. It's versatile and powerful. Unfortunately it's out of order at the moment, but I'm hoping to put some serious work into this winter, I'm working more to get some money to do stuff with it. Look for it in the summer of '09!

Pros: V8, Truck bed, Car feel, Floor shift, Bucket seats, Camaro rims

Cons: Automatic and not working as of this moment

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1987 Chevrolet El Camino Reviews

Its Loud By Zachary

357 4 bolt main, Keith black pistons,air gap intake,comp roller rockers,400 transmission,3500 stall converter,270 comp cam,hooker 3" headers, 202 heads, 650 4-Barrel, and it got's ac painted lambo w... Read More

Awesome By Ryan

i loved this car/ truck ever since i got it. awsome appearance and fun as i could ever want for a first car. never had much maintenance other than replacing tires :) ran great and had great support fr... Read More

1986 Chevrolet El Camino Reviews

Cruck By Ben

this is a great car or truck lol, not realy much of a truck i guess but it does have a bed haha. gas miledge is not that great but it is a blast to drive and looks awsome, especiallly if you add a nic... Read More

Ss In Nh By Bill

It's an 86 SS, basically stock aside from a 350 crate motor, NOS, and 4:11 posi rear gears. It's been baking soda-blasted and repainted, and rarely sees bad weather. She lays rubber on both sides, i... Read More

1985 Chevrolet El Camino Reviews

A Great Classic By Merritt

The performance of the Elcamino is ok. Its a little slow off the start with its 2.93 rear gears and 3 speed automatic Turbo 300 transmission, but it will hit 50 in 1st around 90 in 2nd and I have no ... Read More

Great Ride By Tim

i love this car! im rebuilding and dropping in a 454 Chevy big block into it. it needed repairs since it was built in 1985 just rust repair tho. its black on black im still doing a little work in the ... Read More

1984 Chevrolet El Camino Reviews

In Need Of A Comeback By Sean

An El Camino was somewhat of my dream car, and I was lucky enough to make one my first car. The way the car handles makes you feel like never driving anything else, but it leave some desired in accele... Read More

Fun Car To Drive If You Can Afford The Gas. Has Lots Of Power If You Know What Your Doing By RyderD92

Bad MPG but I loved driving it around. i made it really fast and handled okay. The Chevrolet El Camino is my favorite model by GM. This car can bring lots of fun and makes great for racing. A lot you ... Read More

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Reviews

Red Hot By natgas

it runs great and goes fast,sounds awesome, there has been a lot of work done to this car and it took a few years and lots of money, but its a great toy and a joy to drive, people stop and look as you... Read More

Business In The Front, Party In The Back! By John

My El Camino is in great shape for being 27 years old. It only has 89,000 miles on it and there are no rattles, squeaks, or clunks. It runs like a champ and is very low maintenence. It has a 305 V8 wi... Read More

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