Chevy El Camino 2nd Generation
1964 Chevy El Camino 2nd Generation 1964-1967 by Chas Sinklier aka VivaChas! Chevrolet and Ford were at it hot and heavy with their UTEs from the introduction of the Ranchero. This automotive art features a new kind of Pickup Truck based on the Chevelle station wagon chassis. Though not a Hot Rod the El Camino has been Hot-Rodded since its inception! And by definition not a Street Rod it has been set up by many to perform on the Street! The term Muscle Car applies to many an El Camino and Ranchero. Let’s face it! The El Camino has always been Cool! You Should Get Your Print of this Iconic Ride Now! – Perfect Gift for yourself or a loved one! Don’t Let Them Down – Buy it Now Here! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art!!
Those Chevy El Camino 2nd Generation Stats!
Chevy was Full of Surprises back in the day! For example when Chevrolet reintroduced an all new, mid-size El Camino four years – after the 1st Gen ended. – It used the Chevrolet Chevelle. The 1964 model was similar to the Chevelle two-door wagon and carried both “Chevelle” and “El Camino” badges. Chevrolet marketed the vehicle as a utility model and Chevelle’s most powerful engines were not available. Initial engine offerings included six-cylinder engines of 194 and 230 cubic inches. Their horsepower ratings were 120 and 155, respectively. The standard V8 was a 283 cubic-inch Chevy small block with two-barrel carburetor and 195 horsepower. Optional engines included a 220-horsepower 283 with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts. During the course of the 1964 model year two versions of the 327 cubic-inch small block V8 rated at 250 and 300 horsepower came on board! Stat Source: 2nd Gen El Camino Wiki
64 Chevy El Camino Sales Video
Here’s a nice close look at a custom 64 El Camino – Sit Back and Enjoy the Scenery! Video Source: Streetside Classics
Back When Print Was King!
Back When Print was King most folks learned about the latest ride in magazines and Newspapers. Have a Go at this 68 El Camino Ad! And to see it at its source click the Pix or the Credit Link! Ad Source: Old Car Brochures
Couldn’t Wait to Show U This ’70 Chevy El Camino
In 1965 the 2nd Generation Chevy El Camino refined its lines! – Well the designers did that! 1970 Chevy El Camino 4×4 isn’t 2nd Generation 1964-1967 But showcases owner mods! Chevrolet’s direct competition for the El Camino was the Ford Ranchero. These UTEs exist in a land between the Pickup Truck and the Street Rod. But as we see in Chas’ automotive art this Chevy is a Muscle Car and sporting aftermarket four-wheel drive! This El Camino is an SS 396 model as well! It’s a rare bird indeed! You Should Really Get This One Just For the Wow-Factor associated with its location! Best of Two Worlds is this 1970 Chevy El Camino on a Golf Course! – Fore!!! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art and Hot Rod Stories! – Shop Here for This El Camino!
1965 El Camino Stats!
The 1965 El Camino received the same attractive facelift as the ’65 Chevelle. It showed off a more pronounced V-shaped front end! And it ran a higher performance L79 version of the 327 engine rated at 350 hp that was also available in Chevelles. Most of the other engines were carried over from 1964. That included the 194 and 230 cubic-inch Turbo Thrift sixes. And the 195-horsepower 283 cubic-inch Turbo-Fire V8 and 327 cubic-inch Turbo-Fire V8s of 250 and 300 horsepower made quite the showing! 65 Stats Source: 65 Camino Wiki
How ‘Bout That 66 El Camino?
In 1966, GM added a 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 engine to the lineup rated from 325 to 375 hp. The 1965 327 would run low 15s in the 1/4 mile at some 90 mph. While 1966 to 1969 models were easily into the mid- to upper-14s. New sheet-metal highlighted the 1966 El Camino. A new instrument panel with horizontal sweep speedometer metered momentum. Inside, the standard version featured a bench seat interior and rubber floor mat from the low-line Chevelle 300 series. While the Custom used a more upscale interior from the Chevelle Malibu! It had plusher cloth-and-vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting. One fine option included Strato swivel bucket seats with console. And Go Figure a tachometer was optional! 66 Stats Source: 66 El Camo Wiki
67 Chevy El Camino SS Big Block Sales Video!
Nice Close Video of a Great Restored 67 El Camino! Video Source: Vanguard Motor Sales
67 El Camino Stats!
The 1967 El Camino followed the Chevelle’s styling facelift with a new grille, front bumper, and trim. Air shocks remained standard equipment on the El Camino, allowing the driver to compensate for a load. The year 1967 also brought the collapsible steering column and options of disc brakes and Turbo Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission. It was the second year the 396 (L35, L34, and L78) could be had in the El Camino (both 13480 300 Deluxe base and 13680 Malibu series). Since the L35 396/325 hp engine was the base for the SS396 series, the number of L35 engines were sold in one of the two El Camino series.
Since the L34 (now 350 hp) & L78 (375 hp) were available in several body styles there’s no way of knowing how many optional engines went to which. Chevrolet does report 17,176 L34 and 612 L78 engine options were sold in 1967 Chevelles. But there’s no breakdown of body styles. The TH400 3-speed automatic became an option (RPO M40) with the 396 engine in both the SS396 series and the 396-equipped El Caminos. The 3-speed manual transmission remained the standard transmission. There was a heavy duty (RPO M13) also available along with the 2-speed Powerglide. And either could have M20 wide ratio or M21 close ratio 4-speed transmissions. Although there was no actual factory El Camino Super Sport until 1968, many owners have “cloned” ’67 SS396s! They used 1967 Chevelle SS396 badges and trim. Clever Bunch! Source: 67 El Stats Wiki
Hey! Just One More Thing!!
That’s Right! Just One More Thing! – Some Guys can go on all day about the minutia of an automobile and that’s cool! – Sadly – I got other stuff I gotta do! Hope you had some fun with the 2nd Generation of El Camino! – We’re doing a series on the Generations of El Camino and Ranchero simultaneously! – This week has been El! – Next Time It’s Ranchero’s Turn! – Subscribe to the VivaChas Newsletter – it’s Free of course! – and you get notification in your eMail that a new story has been posted! – We don’t use your address for anything but that note! We like it when you come back to read our stories! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art and Stories!!!
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ElCo Engine Swap!!! Video Source: Motor Trend Channel