Unused UTE: 1964 Chevrolet El Camino – Sold?

by | May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

June 22, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this El Camino “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

One of the more interesting learnings for us since starting GuysWithRides.com is about El Camino enthusiasts.  We used to believe people simply fell into either the love-it or hate-it camp, but it’s much more segmented than that. For example, fans of the third-generation (produced from 1968-1972) version tend to loathe the fourth-generation (1973-1977) version that replaced it.  Then there is the group who prefer the true utility-focused simplicity of the second-generation epitomized by this red over fawn 1964 example originally listed in May 2021 on Craigslist in Loudon, Tennesee (Knoxville) offered at $25,000 currently.

Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated decision on the asking price:

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.

Donut Media’s humor may not be for everyone, but if you can get past that their content is very informative as you’ll learn from this Up To Speed El Camino video:

The seller’s one-sentence description and 47,000-mile odometer reading have us wondering whether this El Camino is a very nice survivor or has it been restored.  Either way, it’s a great color combination that presents well. We love that to this point, the current caretaker left the original hub caps in place rather than upgrade to super stock or other vintage Chevy wheels. If you are serious about buying this classic El Camino, you can start the conversation by emailing the private seller.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their TR-250 featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“64 El Camino in excellent condition. 283 V-8 ,Automatic transmission, 2 barrel carburetor , Paint in excellent shape. A must see car!”

Show or go: what would you do with this El Camino?  Comment below and let us know!


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