10k: 1987 Chevy El Camino SS; Minty Clean

The fifth generation Chevy El Camino was built on GM’s G-platform and shared components with all manner of Chevy Malibu, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal.  What the rest of these cars lacked was pickup truck utility and a die-hard fan base in the Hispanic urban communities in most major American cities. If you want a sweet stock El Camino, it would be best to get the cleanest, newest example you can find – this (last year of production) 1987 Chevy El Camino is offered for sale in Lakeland, FL currently bidding for $8,100 with no reserve and 2 days to go.

This El Camino is about the cleanest looking El Camino you can find anywhere – its paint, trim, chrome, and glass all looks great in the photos.  We’d be willing to be the original owner kept it in a garage and spent the weekends waxing it, because it looks like you could eat off the hood.

The engine bay also looks clean – albeit lubed up in armor all like a Swedish mud wrestler.  Its 5.0 liter V8 (the detestable Chevy 305) puts out a meager 150 horsepower and mated to the stock automatic slushbox transmission will make for a lethargic driving experience.

If you are going to drive a miserably slow car, at least the seats should be comfortable and these red-velvet puppies look like sofa seats – no mistaking these for something from Recaro.  We like the original grandpa style steering wheel cover still covering the thin spoked steering wheel and matching red dash toupee. 

We still think this is about the nicest looking El Camino you can find for sale and if hauling junk is more important than hauling ass – maybe this one is for you.  At least the strong front weight distribution will allow you to do some wicked brake stands.

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