In 1979 what engine was put in the SS model Chevrolet El Camino. Was it a 350 ? I have one and all #s match . It also has bucket seats and the upgraded performance cam from the factory.
Just trying to find out if my El Camino is an SS
because it has 57,000 original miles and would
be worth the original restore to me if so. I would
really appreciate some knowledge in this area or
how I can find out elsewhere. Thank you
All the El Caminos are worth restoring- go for it!! and hop up that engine so you can have El Malo Camino-
I am of the same opinion. I guess I should have worded my ? differently. I have checked the Vin code and my el Camino does have the original 350 with 56,000 miles on her,original bucket seats , 3 speed automatic transmission on the floor , although the paint job is not original and I believe it may be an SS I just don't know how to tell. Once I realized what the original milage is there isn't a question of whether to restore or not just need to know the ss? to decide if I will restore to original ss beauty or go all out custom beast. Any info on how to identify would be fly.
I have a question I just bought 82 El Camino in California do I need smog to register it
Yes. Cars that are 1975 or older are smog exempt in Kalifornia.
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