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CHEVROLET EL CAMINO COUPE UTILITY 1959

General Information

Category Restored / Daily Driver / Show
Make Chevrolet
Model El Camino
Body Style Coupe Utility
Price SOLD

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Chevy big block 'W-series'
Engine Type 6.7L 409cui Tri-Power V8
Transmission THM350 3-spd floor-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 5.36m (17' 7")
Weight 1706kgs (3761lbs)
Fuel Capacity 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour Victory Red
Interior Colour Light Grey Tweed Cloth
VIN G59L204570

Car Description

1959 Chevrolet El Camino coupe utility powered by a 6.7L 409cui V8 Chevy ‘W-series’ big block tri-power engine and driven by a TH350 3-spd floor-shift automatic transmission.

               Lovely Victory Red Paint
               6.7L 409cui Tri-Power V8
               Power Steering
               Power-Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Air Conditioning
               Tons of Receipt Documentation
               Photo Documented Restoration

The 1st-Gen El Camino was introduced in the 1959 model year by GM in response to the success of Ford’s Ranchero coupé utility, and in its first production run, was based on the Biscayne’s B-body platform. Highly stylized, it initially sold 50% more briskly than the more conservative Ranchero.

This ’59 is a sharp example of what everyone wanted in the US as their hauler back in the 60’s. The ’59 El Camino is arguably the best looking El Camino! This one is finished in Victory Red with hundreds of feet of brightly polished chrome & stainless steel trim. There are curves, fins, wrap around windows and you find even more new fun stuff every time you look at it.

This car underwent a documented total nut & bolt restoration between 1998 and 2000, both cosmetically and mechanically. The paint is simply gorgeous. The repaint was conducted in 1998 and was documented on film … and some of the pics are included. In them you can see what started out as a faded but super solid body, which was brought down to bare metal, then brought back up to primer and then finally to the stunner that it still is today. It appears this car has always been a solid survivor and free of any major maladies. While the paint is still a stunner there are some small imperfections visible on very close inspection. You can easily call this car a 5-footer. The chrome & stainless are in very good condition.

Inside the interior was completely restored in tweed cloth as it has lived in the hot sunny environments of Utah where leather & vinyl are unbearable in the heat. The fit & finish inside is nice and the seat is super comfortable. The gauges, both temp and fuel, work properly. The wipers, lights, window regulators and the air conditioning switches also work nicely.

Under the hood lives the venerable 409cui W-series V8 engine. Receipt documentation shows a rebuild in the year 2000, along with a host of new parts. The block casting no. is 3857656 for verification. It is topped with a tri-power intake manifold and 3 x 2-barrel carburetors equipped with a progressive linkage. The setup works nicely and looks amazing. The 409 is equipped with long tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers. It runs strong and sounds perfect!

Since this car has lived in Utah, it was equipped with a ‘Vintage’ air conditioning system. The system was just serviced and works nicely. The controls have been located inside the ash tray to keep the interior’s vintage feel.

The suspension has been upgraded with larger front and rear sway bars to keep body roll to a minimum. If you have ever driven a ’59 El Camino or Bel-Air you know they handle about as well as floating log. The chrome wheels are 15″ x 7″ and have just had new 245/60 Cooper Cobra Radial tyres fitted.

The bed floor was covered with an aluminum diamond plate panel that brightens up the bed. This car was never going to be used as a hauler. Looking under the car you can still see the factory bed floor which appears to be good should you decide to remove the aluminum.

The ’59 El Camino was the very first model produced by Chevrolet, and as such is considered the most iconic and by far the most sought after!!

Please find below three (3) VIDEO’s of this car :-

 

Features & Options

  • 6.7L 409cui V8 GM Chevrolet ‘W-series’ big block engine
  • THM350 3-spd floor-shift automatic transmission
  • Tri-power intake manifold
  • 3 x 2-bbl carburetors
  • Power steering
  • Power-assisted front disc brakes
  • ‘Vintage’ air conditioning
  • Long tube headers
  • Flowmaster dual exhaust
  • Alloy valve covers
  • Twin thematic cooling fans
  • Larger F & R sway bars
  • B&M shifter
  • Aluminium diamond plate rear bed flooring
  • 15″ x 7″ chrome wheels
  • New Cooper Cobra 245/60/15 radial tyres
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SOLD CHEVROLET EL CAMINO COUPE UTILITY 1959

Car Description

1959 Chevrolet El Camino coupe utility powered by a 6.7L 409cui V8 Chevy ‘W-series’ big block tri-power engine and driven by a TH350 3-spd floor-shift automatic transmission.

               Lovely Victory Red Paint
               6.7L 409cui Tri-Power V8
               Power Steering
               Power-Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Air Conditioning
               Tons of Receipt Documentation
               Photo Documented Restoration

The 1st-Gen El Camino was introduced in the 1959 model year by GM in response to the success of Ford’s Ranchero coupé utility, and in its first production run, was based on the Biscayne’s B-body platform. Highly stylized, it initially sold 50% more briskly than the more conservative Ranchero.

This ’59 is a sharp example of what everyone wanted in the US as their hauler back in the 60’s. The ’59 El Camino is arguably the best looking El Camino! This one is finished in Victory Red with hundreds of feet of brightly polished chrome & stainless steel trim. There are curves, fins, wrap around windows and you find even more new fun stuff every time you look at it.

This car underwent a documented total nut & bolt restoration between 1998 and 2000, both cosmetically and mechanically. The paint is simply gorgeous. The repaint was conducted in 1998 and was documented on film … and some of the pics are included. In them you can see what started out as a faded but super solid body, which was brought down to bare metal, then brought back up to primer and then finally to the stunner that it still is today. It appears this car has always been a solid survivor and free of any major maladies. While the paint is still a stunner there are some small imperfections visible on very close inspection. You can easily call this car a 5-footer. The chrome & stainless are in very good condition.

Inside the interior was completely restored in tweed cloth as it has lived in the hot sunny environments of Utah where leather & vinyl are unbearable in the heat. The fit & finish inside is nice and the seat is super comfortable. The gauges, both temp and fuel, work properly. The wipers, lights, window regulators and the air conditioning switches also work nicely.

Under the hood lives the venerable 409cui W-series V8 engine. Receipt documentation shows a rebuild in the year 2000, along with a host of new parts. The block casting no. is 3857656 for verification. It is topped with a tri-power intake manifold and 3 x 2-barrel carburetors equipped with a progressive linkage. The setup works nicely and looks amazing. The 409 is equipped with long tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers. It runs strong and sounds perfect!

Since this car has lived in Utah, it was equipped with a ‘Vintage’ air conditioning system. The system was just serviced and works nicely. The controls have been located inside the ash tray to keep the interior’s vintage feel.

The suspension has been upgraded with larger front and rear sway bars to keep body roll to a minimum. If you have ever driven a ’59 El Camino or Bel-Air you know they handle about as well as floating log. The chrome wheels are 15″ x 7″ and have just had new 245/60 Cooper Cobra Radial tyres fitted.

The bed floor was covered with an aluminum diamond plate panel that brightens up the bed. This car was never going to be used as a hauler. Looking under the car you can still see the factory bed floor which appears to be good should you decide to remove the aluminum.

The ’59 El Camino was the very first model produced by Chevrolet, and as such is considered the most iconic and by far the most sought after!!

Please find below three (3) VIDEO’s of this car :-

 

Features & Options

  • 6.7L 409cui V8 GM Chevrolet ‘W-series’ big block engine
  • THM350 3-spd floor-shift automatic transmission
  • Tri-power intake manifold
  • 3 x 2-bbl carburetors
  • Power steering
  • Power-assisted front disc brakes
  • ‘Vintage’ air conditioning
  • Long tube headers
  • Flowmaster dual exhaust
  • Alloy valve covers
  • Twin thematic cooling fans
  • Larger F & R sway bars
  • B&M shifter
  • Aluminium diamond plate rear bed flooring
  • 15″ x 7″ chrome wheels
  • New Cooper Cobra 245/60/15 radial tyres

General Information

Category: Restored / Daily Driver / Show
Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
Body Style: Coupe Utility
Price: SOLD

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Chevy big block 'W-series'
Engine Type: 6.7L 409cui Tri-Power V8
Transmission: THM350 3-spd floor-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 5.36m (17' 7")
Weight: 1706kgs (3761lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Victory Red
Interior Colour: Light Grey Tweed Cloth
VIN: G59L204570
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