The Chevrolet El Camino continues to have a cult like following that love this body style that was offered off and on from to At Crown Concepts we have seen several different years and versions of the El Camino in for service or for us to sell. Much like Ford, Chevrolet based their initial design concept on an existing vehicle platform, the Brookwood station wagon. Production of the first generation of El Camino only lasted two years, but the model was again reborn in when Chevrolet chose to base the design on the popular Chevelle platform. This second generation brought a lot of new performance geared options along with body style and size changes. This brought bigger more powerful engines and more transmission options.
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In the history of the automotive world, no car has evoked the existential stoicism of the Chevy El Camino. Is it a truck, or is it a car? We'll try to answer that question in this post. But first, a little history:. The El Camino was a direct challenge Ford's Ranchero, a utility coupe dominating a previously untapped market. The El Camino was built on a modified Brookwood station wagon platform. The first generation didn't last long.
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Unlike a standard pickup truck , the El Camino was adapted from the standard two-door Chevrolet station wagon platform and integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. Introduced in the model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero pickup, its first run, based on the Biscayne 's B-body , lasted only two years. Production resumed for the — model years based on the Chevelle platform, and continued for the — model years based on the GM G-body platform. Although based on corresponding General Motors car lines, the vehicle is classified in the United States as a pickup. Renamed Caballero in , it was also produced through the model year.
Chevrolet has been around for years, and during that time the American automaker has hit some home runs in regards to vehicle design, while others tend to lean more on the interesting side. The El Camino may fall into the latter for most, although the car does have its very own cult following. A vehicle for the indecisive as it looks like a car but has a bed as a part of the body. You know, just in case you need to haul some furniture for your mother-in-law.