Untouched Bed: 1985 Chevrolet El Camino – Sold!
June 9th Update: When we first featured this very clean El Camino with what appears to be an unused bed early in May, we thought it would sell quickly. Perhaps everyone on lockdown has something to do with it, but we noticed a fresh posting over the weekend with the same asking price. Good luck with the purchase!
There is just something about Chevrolet’s El Camino that just makes us want to park one in our driveway. While not as popular as earlier generation versions, we still like the style of the fifth and final generation versions such as the 1985 Conquista currently listed on Craigslist in Glenmore, Pennsylvania with an asking price of $7,500. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his El Camino priced somewhere between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $10,500 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $6,000.
Chevrolet produced the fifth generation of their half-car, half truck El Camino from 1978 through 1987. The Conquista two-tone trim level featured here was the personal luxury version featuring two-tone paint and velour upholstery. This downsized El Camino adopting the new sharp-edged Malibu styling, and a one-inch longer wheelbase of 117 inches. The front end sheet metal and doors were shared with the Malibu, and the rear tailgate and bumper were shared with the Malibu station wagon. However, for the first time, the El Camino utilized a unique chassis not shared with any other GM vehicle, save the GMC cousin Sprint.
While some might find the narrator to be off-putting at times, the YouTube channel Donut Media does provide a great overview of the El Camino through the years in this “Everything You Need To Know” video that’s part of their Up to Speed Series:
A good barometer of how hard a pickup truck has been used is to check the condition of the painted bed. The cargo area in this Conquista appears brand new. So combine that with low miles for its age (averages about 2,600 annually since new), zero rust, nicely optioned, and a nice color to boot and you have the opportunity to own an attainable and affordable modern classic that will get you plenty of attention driving around town. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s current description:
Pw,Pl,cruise, tilt, A/C, am/fm,
clock, everything works! 91k
original miles, Console, buckets,
Zero rust!,runs and drives great, Needs Nothing! $7500firm
If you don’t have the cash don’t call, if you don’t have permission from your wife don’t call. Thank you
Call/text only 484-459-7282″
- do NOT contact me with unsolicit
Here’s the seller’s prior description:
“1985 Chevy Elcamino, V8,AUTO,
Every option, 91k original miles
Zero rust, very clean, runs and drives like new, $$7500. Yeah I could ask $9500 and play that game but that’s the number!
Cash only,no shipping no games,Thanks for looking.
484-459-7282 call or text only..“
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