1984 Chevrolet

El Camino SOLD

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Description

1984 Chevrolet El Camino

Was the El Camino a car? A pick-up truck? Well, it combined the best of both worlds. It was designed to feel as comfortable as a coupe for couples going to church on Sunday and still be capable of carrying farm products to markets during weekdays - a perfect mashup for practicality at that time. Ford Australia had already made "utes" - short for utility coupes - popular with Australian farmers back in the '30s, but none existed in the US. Not only did Chevy "copy" the Ford Ranchero idea, but they also decided to slap a Spanish name on it, just like Ford did on their utility coupe. Ranchero in Spanish means "rancher." On the other hand, El Camino directly translated means "the way."

For consignment a powerful 454ci engine, (not original, circa 1988), a nice two tone paint scheme, bed covering, and leather interior, you are styling in this 1984 Version of the El Camino. Chrome Cragar 5 spoke wheels and larger tires make this a great cruiser.

Exterior
Square and rectangle design abound on all surfaces of this car/pickup version. Dual square headlights, a square opening for the egg crate grille and all this in a rectangle front end. Some extra fairings are on below the bumper and these surround this vehicle. Continuing around the entire car, with rocker fairings and deeper fronts wheel wells. A scooped hood to give the 454ci extra breathing room, and all bathed in burgundy with a silver roof, B pillars and bedside toppers. The mid section of this car is burgundy and then just past the midline is more silver on the front cowlings and side fairings. On the back, covering the bed is a solid lift up tonneau cover, which when raised reveals a full burgundy painted bed in straight rust free steel that has a rubber liner covering for the floor. Badging is all shiny and correct, and the paint is nice and deep on the burgundy and the silver. 15-inch Chrome Cragar wheels are on all 4 corners, and are wrapped in 215/70R15's in front and big 275/60R15's on back.

Interior
Inside we see the usage of three colors starting with the door panel uppers which are molded and padded smooth stitched saddle, (tan), vinyl. About half way and a molded plastic armrest and tray to house the door locks and mirror joystick presents in gray, and on the bottom heavy use of burgundy carpeting, all surfaces looking like new. Nice condition high back buckets are flanking a burgundy center console with some black accenting and a large glovebox in back. Square and rectangle design for the dash which is burgundy and black and all in very good condition. A nice wood rimmed rally 3 spoke steering wheel is fronting this clean and original dash. Also installed into the dash center is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo system. A single leather cup holder is hanging from either side of the plastic center console portion that is covering the hump. Speaking of which, it is covered with burgundy fade free carpeting.

Drivetrain
Under the hood is a clean and gleaming 454ci V8 circa 1988. This is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor, and has a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission on the back. She throws power rearward to a 10-bolt rear axle.

Undercarriage
All clean and newly painted in black we have a total rust free environment. Independent coil springs are upfront, and on the back is a 4 link with coil springs to smooth the ride when heavy cargo is in the bed. Power disc brakes are on front, and power drums for the back along with power steering. Headers are also on this 454ci V8.

Drive-Ability
Very nicely appointed with the tri tone interior, and leather buckets, this car started with a quick turn of the key and it was off to the test track. Here it accelerated nicely with the 4bbl and the 454 cubes and handled very well because it is a truck after all. Albeit a low riding one. Bias free braking was experienced, and all functions were working as they should.

An overall very nicely presenting version of the El Camino from 1984. This leather interior, hard tonneau covered rubber lined bed car/truck is running very nicely and looking very snappy. Come to Classic Auto Mall where you can experience this and many others but let this one show you “The Way”.

VIN DECODE
1GCCW80HXER161216
1-USA
G-General Motors
C-Chevrolet
C-4001-5000 GVWR
W-El Camino
80-1/2 Ton Pickup Delivery
H-305ci V8 4bbl
X-Check Digit
E-1984
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
161216-Sequential Unit Number

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Specs

Basic

Year
1984
Make
Chevrolet
Model
El Camino
Miles
145,564
Vin
1GCCW80HXER161216
Stock
2816

Engine

Engine Size
454 V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Burgundy
Body Style
Pickup Truck
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Gold
Secondary Interior Color
Burgundy & Gray
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor

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