• The beneficiary of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration
  • ZZ502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts V8
  • 508 horsepower / 580 lb-ft torque
  • Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
  • Modern air conditioning
  • CPP power steering
  • CPP 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Upgraded performance suspension / Lowered ride height
  • Red Houndstooth cloth and vinyl interior
  • American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels
  • Restoration receipts
  • All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
  • We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

In today's automotive landscape, most spectators like to make hard distinctions between cars and trucks. Maybe it's an adverse reaction to excellent crossovers continually gaining share. Maybe its insecurity over sedans slowly becoming a niche product. Or maybe it's fear of electricity and autonomy completely redefining what a car is. Whatever the case, cars and trucks have always emanated from a common wellspring. For example, Ford's immortal Model A was produced in a wide array of body styles. The 2-box sedans of the 1940s could be considered the largest precursor to modern crossovers. And today, most major OEMs are switching to modular vehicle platforms that can spawn everything from a sporty 3-door to a full-size pickup. All that said, NOWHERE has this all-inclusive mindset been cooler, or more successful, than Chevrolet's storied El Camino. And this exceptional first-year Camino is a choice classic that combines 502 cubic inches of big block power with an upgraded suspension, five forward gears and captivatingly cosmic appeal!

UNIVERSE-AL APPEAL

It's no secret that, during the glory of the 1950s and 1960s, American car designers drew heavy inspiration from space and The Space Race. While almost every classic from that era is truly fascinating, perhaps no company perfected the aesthetic better than General Motors. One of the final products stewarded by legendary designer Harley Earl, the 1959 El Camino is a sight to behold. The beneficiary of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration, this Camino is a razor-sharp head turner that currently presents much better than original factory fodder. During the car's precise reboot, solid sheetmetal was completely striped of its original Roman Red pigment. With that shell removed, and its foundation massaged into great alignment, bright BASF base was sealed in quality Glasurit clear. That clear reflects professionally restored trim that's been accented with monochromatic speed spears. And today, one close look at our high-resolution photos reveals a handsome payoff in the form of one slick Chevrolet resto-mod!

BIG POWER TO MATCH BIG APPEAL

Check the car's clean engine bay and you'll find 502 cubic inches of buff Chevy big block which, according to a receipt that's included with the car's sale, was sourced directly from GM Performance Parts. At that top of that serious mill, a polished Edelbrock air cleaner centers a trick wingnut on a coated Holley carburetor. Wired to braided lines and a coated mechanical pump, that spry carb dumps a crisp mixture of fossils and oxygen in to a lightweight Chevrolet intake. At the back of that aluminum plane, a quality HEI distributor sequences spark through loomed GM Performance Parts plug wires. Above those cables, hot aluminum heads float milled Chevrolet valve covers over coated Sanderson block huggers. At the front of those tubes, modern serpentine components spin modern power steering beneath a Delco AC compressor. And at the front of those ancillaries, a polished Griffin radiator makes excellent use of two SPAL puller fans.

LONG AND LOW

Every great automotive profile has an equally great foundation. Not surprisingly, this Camino rolls on an upgraded suspension that provides a delightfully lowered stance. At the front of the car, a factory sway bar leads trick drop spindles, tubular control arms and modern coil-over-shocks. Opposite that hardware, a massaged rear-clip features aftermarket lowering springs, CPP control arms and choice Bilstein shocks. The impressive big block twists a tough Tremec TKO600 5-speed. A premium CPP steering gear is augmented with four CPP calipers, which clamp a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. Aluminized exhaust dumps spent gases into welded Flowmaster mufflers, which roar through polished side-exit tips. At the corners of the car, polished American Racing Torq Thrust IIs spin 235/45R17 Cooper Zeons in front of 275/40ZR18 Cooper Zeons. And the car's solid floors appear to be just as well primped as it's sculpted panels.

RED HOUNDSTOOTH!

Peer through this Chevy's curvaceous greenhouse and you'll find an attractive and timeless interior that's decked in awesome Red Houndstooth. In the middle of that cockpit, a broad bench seat is in excellent shape, showing virtually no signs of wear. In front of that seat, a jet-inspired dash hangs Dakota Digital telemetry above modern air conditioning and a snazzy Lokar accelerator pedal. At the base of that dash, El Camino-themed floor mats frame a short Hurst shifter. Opposite that shifter, classy side panels front modern power windows. And in front of the driver, a stylish Lecarra steering wheel laps a tilting column.

VEHICLE SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* A vintage marketing brochure
* A stack of restoration receipts

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HIGHLIGHTS

* The beneficiary of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration
* ZZ502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts V8
* 508 horsepower / 580 lb-ft torque
* Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
* Modern air conditioning
* CPP power steering
* CPP 4-wheel disc brakes
* Upgraded suspension / Lowered ride height
* Red Houndstooth cloth and vinyl interior
* American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels
* Restoration receipts
* All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
* We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

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