Pleasantly Preserved: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino – Sold?

by | Feb 2024 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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April 9, 2024, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “ClassiFIND” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

February 19, 2024 Update – The seller replaced their expired original listing with a fresh Craigslist ad. While the pictures and description both carry over, the seller elected to lower their asking price from $28,500 to $27,900.

Over the years, the Chevrolet El Camino enjoys a love-it-or-hate-it relationship among enthusiasts. Much of that stigma came from who tended to drive an El Camino and how they modified it.  Whatever your feeling about them, “Utes”, as they referred to in Australia, make a compelling best-of-both-worlds argument.  Suburbanites who need the occasional capacity of a light-duty pickup are much better served by a Ute when the vast majority of the time is spent just driving with an empty bed.

This Marina Blue 1967 Chevrolet El Camino For Sale, first spotted on Craigslist in Rochester, Minnesota in February 2024, appears to be a two-owner survivor-quality example with only minor period-correct modifications for comfort and convenience.  Although the seller does not call it out, the lone engine bay picture hints this El Camino features its original standard 283 cubic inch V8.

Last offered for $27,900 (the original ask was $28,500), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask aligns with this guide’s six-month results for all 1967 Chevrolet El Caminos sold at auction.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $21,700 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $35,500 before making adjustments for powertrain and other options.

The 1967 Chevrolet El Camino equipped with the 283 cubic inch V8 engine is an iconic vehicle that embodies the fusion of utility and performance characteristic of the American muscle car era. Renowned for its unique design combining elements of a car and a pickup truck, the El Camino was Chevrolet’s answer to the market demand for a versatile vehicle capable of both hauling cargo and delivering thrilling driving experiences.

At the heart of the 1967 El Camino lies the formidable 283 cubic inch (4.6-liter) V8 engine, which was one of Chevrolet’s workhorse powerplants during the 1960s. The 283 V8 was renowned for its reliability, durability, and respectable performance figures. It featured a cast-iron block and cylinder heads, along with a robust bottom end designed to withstand the rigors of high-performance driving.

In its stock configuration, the 283 V8 engine in the 1967 El Camino produced around 195 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. These figures may vary slightly depending on specific tuning and optional equipment. While not the most powerful engine in Chevrolet’s lineup at the time, the 283 V8 offered a balanced combination of power, efficiency, and drivability, making it well-suited for a wide range of driving conditions.

The 283 V8 engine utilized a traditional overhead valve (OHV) design with a single camshaft located in the engine block, actuating two valves per cylinder via pushrods and rocker arms. This configuration provided excellent low-end torque, enabling the El Camino to accelerate briskly from a standstill while also delivering strong mid-range performance for highway cruising and passing maneuvers.

To complement the potent V8 engine, the 1967 El Camino featured a robust drivetrain consisting of a three-speed manual transmission as standard, with the option to upgrade to a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission. The availability of multiple transmission choices allowed drivers to tailor the El Camino’s performance characteristics to their preferences, whether it be maximizing acceleration or optimizing fuel efficiency.

In terms of handling and suspension, the 1967 El Camino employed a traditional body-on-frame construction with an independent front suspension featuring coil springs and a live rear axle supported by leaf springs. This setup provided a balance between ride comfort and load-carrying capability, ensuring that the El Camino could handle a variety of cargo hauling tasks while also delivering a composed and stable driving experience on the road.

Visually, the 1967 El Camino exhibited the sleek and muscular styling cues characteristic of Chevrolet’s lineup during the era. With its long hood, short rear deck, and pronounced fender flares, the El Camino exuded an aura of power and purpose. Optional exterior enhancements such as chrome trim, rally wheels, and custom paint schemes allowed buyers to personalize their El Camino to suit their tastes and preferences.

Overall, the 1967 Chevrolet El Camino equipped with the 283 cubic inch V8 engine represents a timeless blend of performance, versatility, and style. With its potent powertrain, robust chassis, and distinctive design, the El Camino remains a beloved classic among automotive enthusiasts and collectors alike, serving as a testament to Chevrolet’s ingenuity and innovation during the golden age of American muscle cars.

The Fast Muscle Car YouTube Channel features this 1966 Chevrolet El Camino versus Ford Ranchero comparison for sale training:

Based on the pictures, this all blue 1967 Chevrolet El Camino for sale appears to be a two owner well preserved survivor example.  While this El Camino features an aftermarket underdash-mounted A/C unit, that actually might be a dealer-installed accessory.  Adding to the vintage appeal is an underdash-mounted CB Radio. Those combined with bedliner material are the only modifications we can spot.  This El Camino for sale appears to be a nice driver quality example you can still use to haul stuff when you’re not attending local car shows with it.

If you are serious about buying this El Camino, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Chevrolet Ute featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1967 Chevy El Camino, very clean and original. Everything works on it and it runs and drives great. It’s in excellent condition all around. I bought the truck from the original owner 5 years ago and he took exceptional care of it. I continued that. Clear and clean title ready to transfer. $28,500 or best offer. Located near Rochester, MN. 

Show or go: What would you do with this survivor quality 1967 Chevrolet El Camino  for sale? Please comment below and let us know!

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