May 19th Update: fast forward another six weeks and despite no sale during that time, the seller posted a fresh listing with no change is his asking price thus far. With a fresh motor (only 1,000 miles), rebuilt automatic transmission, and a refreshed front suspension, this El Camino appears ready for the summer cruise season as social distancing restrictions continue to ease. Good luck with purchase.
March 31st Update: when we first featured this cool blue ’65 El Camino back on October 8th, the private seller wanted $23,000. Apparently he wasn’t able to sell their Ute last fall as we just came across this fresh post with a price lowered to $21,500.
Listed on Craigslist in Newington, Connecticut is this mildly customized bright blue 1965 Chevrolet El Camino the private seller is now asking $21,500, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide means its currently priced $100 higher than the #2 “Excellent” level of $21,400.
After a four-year model hiatus and seeing Ford’s success with a Falcon-based Ranchero, in 1964 Chevrolet reintroduced an all-new, mid-size El Camino based on the new Chevelle. The 1964 El Camino relied on the Chevelle’s two-door wagon architecture forward of the B-pillars and carried both “Chevelle” and “El Camino” badges. Unlike the Chevelle however, Chevrolet initially marketed its new El Camino as a utility model so at the time the biggest engine available was the 327 cubic inch small block V8. El Caminos also featured fully boxed frame rails and came standard with rear air shocks.
The private seller states his El Camino is a “Z” code California built model, hinting that it spent most of its life in the dry west, although you’ll need to confirm that with him. In addition to the cool blue-with-silver flame paint job, this El Camino features a freshly built 355 cubic inch small block producing 425 horsepower backed by a TurboHydramatic 350 automatic transmission equipped with a shift kit and a 2400-2600 RPM stall speed torque converter. This setup sends power to 3.08:1, PosiTraction 12 bolt rear axle. The seller reports his El Camino benefits from a recent front end rebuild featuring a one inch drop that really sets off a nice rake on this example.
Equipped with power front disc brakes and power steering, this El Camino will make a nice cruiser and with its black coating lined bed, you can actually use it to haul stuff with little fear of damaging it. Good luck with the purchase!
Here is the seller’s description:
“1965 El Camino “Z” code California built car. 355/425 hp, balanced, Edelbrock top end kit. Engine has less than 500 miles on it, rebuilt TH350 with shift kit and 2400-2600 stall converter, 3.08 posi 12 bolt rear. Recent front end rebuild with a 1” drop, front disk, rear drum, ps, pb. No trades please, for more info please email reply through CL and I will call you back.”
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