Daily Deliverer: 1964 Chevrolet El Camino – SOLD!
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April 24, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
April 7, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the seller of this clean 1964 Chevrolet El Camino just lowered their asking price from the original ask of $35,000 to $29,500.
Many American car enthusiasts have genuine hate for classic UTEs like Chevrolet’s El Camino. We don’t get it. With cargo capacity that people who feel they need a truck will ever use combined with mid-size car ride and handling, the only real downside is that one percent of the time when you wish it had a back seat. Others love their vintage El Caminos so much, that they aren’t afraid to use them as their daily driver. A prime example is this white over red tweed 1964 Chevrolet El Camino originally listed in March 2022 on Craigslist in Georgetown, Texas (Austin). Fitted recently with a 355 cubic inch crate motor mated to a rebuilt automatic transmission, the seller reports a number of other recent upgrades that motivate him to write, “This is a daily driver. It’s driven or started every single day,”
The seller is currently asking $35,000. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the seller’s ask might be a bit optimistic at eight hundred dollars above this guide’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of $34,200. Second, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the seller’s ask is nearly double this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $25,500. Finally, a quick check of past Bring A Trailer results confirmed none of the ten ’64 El Caminos auctioned on that site to date achieved a $35,000 sale. With no air conditioning and an interior still in need of a headliner, we predict the seller will need to come down a bit to achieve a sale.
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.
While not exactly about a ’64 El Camino, this commercial from that year about Chevelle provides an overview of the features also found in the El Camino that year:
We love the clean look of this El Camino. It’s clear from the pictures provided a lot of work went into preparing the car for paint as the sides appear very straight. We would attend to the headliner and install a Vintage A/C system before the weather gets warmer, but that’s just us.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Brand new Chevy crate engine (355) with 14,448K miles on it. Auto transmission fully rebuilt within the last year. Brand new CPP front disc brakes with large power booster. Stops on a dime. Drum brakes in rear. Brand new 15” American Racing mag wheels with brand new Cooper Cobra Radial tires. Brand new battery less than 2 months old. Brand new wiper blades. Brand new hoses, alternator, headers, glass packs, gaskets plugs, wires, 4-barrel carb, some new wiring and bulbs. New power steering pump, belts and tons more. This is a daily driver. It’s driven or started every single day. Guaranteed you’ll never see another 64 or 65 El Camino on the road in as good of condition or as reliable. All receipts of work done since we’ve owned it as well as the info on the shops that did the work are on hand as well.
I have video of the car running and starting as well.
Serious inquires only. Don’t hesitate on this, it’s not going to last long.”
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