At a Glance;
Purchased out of Futrell Chevrolet in Hobart, Oklahoma on 8/3/1970 is this nicely done El Camino with the original 350ci motor and TH350 transmission. This is a very honest El Camino that could be driven daily. Purchased by a Ray Cannon in 1970. This is 100% original and a great representation of the 1970 model year. It features; working A/C, SS wheels, painted bed, newly upholstered bench seat, and a beautiful brown paint job. Included in the sale of this vehicle is the original build sheet, and options sheet which lists out the factory options and costs. Highlighted on the sheet is the added 250-hp turbo fire 350 for an extra $205.20. This car is a great cruiser and is an absolute joy to drive around town.
Chevrolet introduced a longer El Camino in 1968, based on the Chevelle station wagon/four-door sedan wheelbase 116 in, overall length: 208 in; it also shared Chevelle Malibu exterior and interior trims. The interior was revamped including cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting. All-vinyl Strato bucket seats and center console were an $111 option. Power front disc brakes and Positraction were optional. A new, high-performance Super Sport SS396 version was launched. The Turbo-Jet 396 had 325 bhp or 350 bhp versions. Returning to the official options list for the first time since late 1966 was the 375 bhp L78. It had solid lifters, big-port heads, and an 800 cfm Holley four-barrel on a low-rise aluminum manifold. A three-speed manual was standard with all engines, and a four-speed or automatic was optional. The 1970 models received sheet metal revisions that gave the bodies a more squared-up stance, and interiors were also redesigned. The Turbo fire 350 CID, 250hp engine was an additional option. Chevrolet's largest and most-powerful engine of the time was also put into a select few El Caminos. The LS6 454 CID engine, rated at 450 hp and 500 lb?ft of torque, gave the El Camino 1/4-mile times in the lower 13-second range at around 108 mph.