This gorgeous 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS with an original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8 is something that I’d ask Santa for, if he was real! Originally sold at Fred Gledhill Chevrolet in Wilmington, California, this supreme pickup is a 4-owner gem that, according to its current steward, was a multi-year labor of love. Acquired in 1998, the low-mileage weekender benefited from a body-off restoration that added an immediate transmission rebuild, a 2004 repaint and a 2006 engine rebuild to its 2015 completion date.
What’s really interesting about this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS is that the professionally massaged drive train was complemented with an array of correct components. Just look at how that correct 2-stage was accented with traditional Super Sport hood stripes. And today, the car presents as a no apologies classic that’s both timeless and cool.
Under the hood of this beast you’ll find an original, 454 cubic inch big block! At the top of that block, a familiar dual-snorkel air cleaner forces oxygen in to a big Holley carburetor and correct Winters intake. At the back of that intake, a traditional points distributor sequences fire through high quality Packard TV R Suppression cables. Behind the stout big block, you can find an original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed transmission. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a correct F40 Heavy Duty Suspension, which is equipped with stiff springs, a heavy-duty sway bar and correct manual steering. And power meets the pavement via stylish Super Sport wheels and G70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires.
And if that isn’t hot enough, how about that Black vinyl interior? All right, I drooled enough over this gorgeous pickup! Check it out!