El-co Loco: 1979 Chevrolet El Camino

by Cory — The Chevy half car/half pick truck has a pretty loyal following despite not being sold here since 1987.  This 1979 Chevrolet El Camino has been given the full on resto-mod treatment for better or for worse and is listed in Jamestown, NY for $13,500.  Everyone loves a good LS1 swap here at DT.  Equally as many people probably feel the same about the El Camino.  Is this a match made in heaven or hell?

The body work has been given Buick Grand National style all black
treatment.  Custom touches include shaved door handles, custom C4 vette
tail lights, C5 vette exhaust pipes, and too many emblems to count.  The
mix of staggered 18” and 20” inch chrome wheels are a lot more rolling
stock than the original 15”ers.

The most unique aspect to the build is the Ferrari 355 inspired plexiglass hood.  Everyone gets a chance to view the Corvette valve covered
LS1 engine doing it thing under the see through hood…before you smoke them with the 300-400 horsepower that the alloy block V8 puts out.

The interior sports a handsome set of late model Cadillac leather seats
and integrated armrest.  The rubber floor mats, oddly fabricated center
console, and ghastly billet steering wheel are all not quite as
successful as the seats.

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Cory is trying to finish off his project 1995 Mercedes E36 wagon
and figure out what to do with his hoard of rare w124 parts.