classic vintage chrome chevy el camino truck 454 big block auto transmission bla

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: El Camino
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 41891
  • VIN: 136801B145127
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 454 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


Half truck and half car equals all awesome! This 1971 Chevrolet El Camino represents this groundbreaking model in very good form, with a stare inducing color combo draped over its unique form and an expansive big block eagerly standing by beneath its hood, just itching to unleash its power. As the '60s gave way to the '70s, the El Camino moved in stylistic lock step with Chevy's Chevelle, equipping the model with a performance-centric appearance to... go along with its real-world utility. Look at this '71 closely from the side and you can see just how effectively its manufacturer blended muscle car sensibility with no-nonsense cargo-transporting ability. Just a year before it debuted, Chevy equipped the model with a noticeably more modern, squared-up form and the black paint this specimen wears, with a pair of painted broad stripes running the length of its cowl induction hood, gives it a fresh and fittingly aggressive appearance. Despite its 48 years of service, this remains a solid car - you won't find any evidence of rust anywhere, its array of chrome is in consistently strong condition and its exterior alignment is very much on point. In a fitting nod to the muscle car portion of this Chevy's lineage, its black vinyl interior would do any Chevelle from its era justifiably proud. Its black vinyl split bench shape is in good shape, with no signs of excessive wear on its well fitted cover. Within easy reach, the Hurst shifter beckons you to get into gear and onto the asphalt. A stout woodgrain steering wheel sits on the column and if you peer through it you'll see that the dash pad running the width of the cabin shows it's free of any splitting, and the factory gauges in the instrument panel are now joined by a trio of aftermarket displays just below to stay on top of motoring functions. The bed area in back is no merely novelty. It offers quite a bit of usable space and is protected by spray-in liner that's done its job just as intended, so you'll find no noticeable scuffs anywhere insight. Raise that striped hood and you'll find a sharp looking engine bay just underneath, at the center of which sits a 454 cubic inch V8 - the largest powerplant made available to El Caminos in this era - bracketed by freshly-painted inner fenders and surrounded by fresh hoses and properly routed wiring. Impeccably dressed with an open element air cleaner over its 4-barrel carb and a pair of chrome valve covers topping the aftermarket heads at its sides, the big block pulls with plenty of gusto and sends a nice deep note out of its dual exhausts. An MSD ignition system has been added to the mix to maximize available spark and, judging from their ultra clean appearance, the master cylinder and power booster were installed right about the same time. Behind the engine is a 3-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly, so this is a robust and road-ready drivetrain. With its wide stance and low profile, this El Camino offers agility that's well out of reach of a conventional pickup and its smooth power steering makes navigation a breeze. Power disc brakes at all four corners bring this vintage Chevy's set of 15" Chevy-branded Torq Thrust-style wheels wearing BF Goodrich T/A radials to prompt stomps as needed. Below, the undercarriage looks clean and well up to many more miles of driving enjoyment. You don't come across this model on the road too often anymore so, with its rock-solid condition and abundant power, this 1971 Chevrolet El Camino presents a rare opportunity. Call today!