1964 El Camino Parts and Restoration Information

1964 El Camino Specifications

At the same time that Chevrolet introduced its new Chevelle on September 26, 1963, Chevrolet also decided to introduce a brand new version of its El Camino which originally made its debut in 1959.

The 1964 Chevrolet El Camino front end was virtually identical to the Chevelle, but that’s about where the similarity stopped.

Although the El Caminos front sheet metal was based on the Chevelle frame, a pickup bed made up the rear to provide the consumer with ultimate versatility.

The 1964 El Camino trim was available in two levels including the base model El Camino and the El Camino Custom. The base-level El Camino was similar in trim to a Chevelle 300 but lacked body side moldings. The El Camino Custom featured classier trim such as bright rocker panel moldings, wheel opening moldings, bright box moldings, chrome window moldings, and a chrome hood molding. Each configuration could be ordered with a six-cylinder or V8 engine.

The El Camino interior colors for the 1964 model year consisted of Aqua, Red, or Light Fawn on base models and red or aqua for Custom models. The buyer could have ordered several different El Camino exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Meadow Green, Bahama Green, Silver Blue, Daytona Blue, Azure Aqua, Lagoon Aqua, Almond Fawn, Ember Red, Saddle Tan, Ermine White, Desert Beige, Satin Silver, and Palomar Red.

Also differing from the Chevelle exterior were the El Camino emblems. These emblems decorated the rear quarter panels of the El Camino. The hood and tailgate featured the Chevrolet brand name and the El Camino fenders featured the Chevelle nameplate emblems.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1964 El Camino. Base power was had by a six-cylinder engine. But, buyers who wanted more power could opt for an available V-8. Manual transmissions were either 3-speed or 4-speed and the only available automatic transmission was the 2-speed Powerglide.

About 30,000 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced for the 1964 Model year.

1964 Chevrolet El Camino OEM Brochure

1964 El Camino Series Options:

  • El Camino
  • El Camino Custom

Model Options

1964 El Camino Base and El Camino Custom Body Styles:

  • 2 Door Pickup

Production Numbers:

  • 6-Cylinder El Camino – 4,430
  • 6-Cylinder El Camino Custom – 3,042
  • 8-Cylinder El Camino – 4,500
  • 8-Cylinder El Camino Custom – 20,576

Total Production: 29,810*

*Total production number is on base model figures, optional equipment is not accounted for in these figures.

Engine Options:

  • 194 cubic inch 120 horsepower 6-cylinder (base)
  • 283 cubic inch 195 horsepower V8 (base)
  • 283 cubic inch 220 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 327 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 327 cubic inch 365 horsepower V8 (optional)

Available Transmissions:

  • 3-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Manual
  • 2-speed Powerglide (automatic)

Dimensions & Capacities:

  • Wheelbase: 115.0
  • Overall Length: 198.25
  • Overall Width: 73.25
  • Tailgate Width: 60
  • Height: 22
  • Bed Dimensions: 46 x 64.75

 

1964 El Camino Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications

Type

Size

Horsepower

Torque

Equipment

L6

194 cid (STD)

120 hp @ 4400 RPM

177 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

Single Barrel Carburetor & Hydraulic Lifters

L6

230 cid (RPO L61)

155 hp @ 4400 RPM

215 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

Large Single Barrel Carburetor, Special Cam, & Hydraulic Lifters

V8

283 cid (STD)

195 hp @ 4800 RPM

285 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

Dual Barrel Carburetor & Hydraulic Lifters

V8

283 cid (RPO L77)

220 hp @ 4800 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

Four Barrel Carburetor & Hydraulic Lifters

V8

327 cid (RPO L30)

250 hp @ 4400 RPM

350 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

Four Barrel Carburetor & Hydraulic Lifters

V8

327 cid (RPO L74)

300 hp @ 5000 RPM

360 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

Large Four Barrel Aluminum Carburetor & Hydraulic Lifters

1964 El Camino 6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size / Carb

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

194 Hi-Thrift

G

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

-

GB

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch

GF

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

P.C.V.

GG

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

P.C.V. & Heavy Duty Clutch

GH

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Taxi Equipment

GJ

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

P.C.V. & Taxi Equipment

GK

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning

GL

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning & Heavy Duty Clutch

GM

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning & P.C.V.

GN

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning & Heavy Duty Clutch

K

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

-

KB

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

P.C.V.

KC

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

Taxi Equipment

KD

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

P.C.V. & Taxi Equipment

KH

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

Air Conditioning

KJ

194 cid 1x1bbl

120 hp

Powerglide

Air Conditioning & P.C.V.

230 Turbo-Thrift

BL

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

Powerglide

-

BM

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

Powerglide

-

BN

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

Powerglide

P.C.V.

BP

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

Powerglide

Air Conditioning & P.C.V.

LL

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning

LM

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

3-Speed Manual

P.C.V.

LN

230 cid 1x1bbl

155 hp L61

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning & P.C.V.

1964 El Camino 8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size / Carb

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

283 Turbo-Fire

J

283 cid 1x2bbl

195 hp

3-Speed Manual

-

JA

283 cid 1x2bbl

195 hp

4-Speed Manual

-

JD

283 cid 1x2bbl

195 hp

Powerglide

-

JG

283 cid 1x4bbl

220 hp L77

Powerglide

-

JH

283 cid 1x4bbl

220 hp L77

Standard

-

327 Turbo-Fire

JQ

327 cid 1x4bbl

250 hp L30

Standard

Available March 1964

JR

327 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L74

Standard

Available June 1964

JS

327 cid 1x4bbl

365 hp L76

Standard

Transistor Ignition

JT

327 cid 1x4bbl

250 hp L30

Standard

Available March 1964

SR

327 cid 1x4bbl

250 hp L30

Powerglide

Available March 1964

SS

327 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L74

Powerglide

Available June 1964

1964 El Camino Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Notes

LA

3.08:1

3/4-Speed Manual

LB

3.36:1

3/4-Speed Manual

LG

3.08:1

Positraction

LH

3.36:1

Positraction

YA

3.08:1

3/4-Speed Manual

YB

3.36:1

3/4-Speed Manual

YG

3.08:1

Positraction

YH

3.36:1

Positraction

ZA

3.08:1

Powerglide

ZB

3.36:1

-

ZC

3.08:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

ZD

3.36:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

ZE

3.08:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

ZF

3.36:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

ZG

3.08:1

Positraction

ZH

3.36:1

Positraction

ZJ

3.70:1

Overdrive

ZK

3.70:1

Positraction

ZL

3.70:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

ZM

3.70:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

1964 El Camino Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPO

Description

Quantity

1964 Price

Est. 2020 Price

A01

Soft Ray Tinted Glass (All)

49,148

$31.25

$262.33

A02

Soft Ray Tinted Glass (Windshield Only)

134,682

$19.95

$167.47

A20

Seat Belts, Custom (Discontinued February, 1964)

449

$10.80

$90.66

A31

Window Electric Control (Except 5315)

2,494

$59.20-$102.25

$496.95-$858.34

A33

Tail Gate Window Electric Control

10,240

$26.90

$225.81

A37

Seat Belt Equipment (Discontinued February, 1964)

55,710

$3.25

$27.28

-

(5569 - 11.63)

-

$14.00

$117.52

A41

Front Seat Electric Control (4-Way)

874

$64.60

$542.28

A49

Front Seat Belt (With Retractors)

58,117

$7.55

$63.38

A62

Less Front Seat Belt

n/a

$8.90 CR

$74.71

A66

Front Bench Seat - Split Seat Belt

1,282

$37.70

$316.47

B01

Police Car Body Equipment

19

$18.30

$153.62

B02

Taxicab Equipment

101

$63.50

$533.05

B70

Instrument Panel Pad

143,161

$18.30

$153.62

C05

Folding Top, Manual

9,843

n/c

n/c

C06

Folding Top, Power Lift

9,415

$53.80

$451.62

C14

Two-Speed Windshield Wiper & Washer

2,490

n/a

n/a

C48

Heater & Defroster Deletion

13,656

$72.00 CR

$604.40

C50

Rear Window Defroster and Defogger

1,667

$21.55

$180.90

C60

Air Conditioning - All Weather

31,861

$363.70

$3,053.07

C65

Air Conditioning - Custom Deluxe

1,088

$317.45

$2,664.83

F40

Heavy Duty Front and Rear Suspension

22,115

$4.85

$40.71

-

Wagon & SS Models, Includes Front & Rear Springs

-

$3.80

$31.90

G66

Air Booster Rear Shock Absorber

887

$37.70

$316.47

G76

Rear Axle - 3.36:1 Ratio

9,212

$2.20

$18.47

G80

Rear Axle - Positraction

29,501

$37.70

$316.47

J50

Vacuum Power Brakes

37,739

$43.05

$361.38

J65

Metallic Brake Facing

1,573

$37.70

$316.47

K02

Fan Drive, Temperature Controlled

368

$16.15

$135.57

K24

Closed Engine Positive Ventilation

36,934

$5.40

$45.33

K77

55 Amp Generator, Delcotron

280

$21.55

$180.90

K79

42 Amp Generator, Delcotron

715

$10.80

$90.66

K81

62 Amp Generator, Delcotron (w/ AC)

99

$64.60

$542.28

-

62 Amp Generator, Delcotron (w/o AC)

-

$73.35

$615.74

L30

V8 Engine, 327 cu. in. (Available March 1964)

6,598

$94.70

$794.96

L61

L6 Engine, 230 cu. in. High Performance

64,543

$43.05

$361.38

L74

V8 Engine, 327 cu. in. High Performance (Available June 1964)

1,737

$137.75

$1,156.34

L77

Four-Barrel Carburetor

54,840

$53.80

$451.62

-

(5680 - 12/13/1963)

-

$41.80

$350.89

M01

Heavy Duty Clutch

673

$5.40

$45.33

M10

Transmission Overdrive

5,241

$107.60

$903.25

M20

4-Speed Transmission

30,566

$188.30

$1,580.68

-

(5680 - 12/13/1963)

-

$144.30

$1,211.32

M35

Powerglide Transmission (L6)

241,412

$188.30

$1,580.68

-

(V8)

-

$199.10

$1,671.34

N33

Steering Wheel, Tilt Type

3,646

$43.05

$361.38

N34

Steering Wheel, Wood Grained Plastic

3,131

$32.30

$271.14

N40

Hydraulic Steering

111,590

$86.10

$722.77

P01

Wheel Trim Cover

125,480

$21.55

$180.90

-

(5669 - 12/63)

-

$18.30

$153.62

P02

Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover

8,040

$75.35

$632.52

P57

7.00x12-4 PR Blackwall

11,608

$8.00

$67.16

P58

7.00-14-4 PR Whitewall Tubeless Tires

98,459

$39.70

$333.26

-

(5669 - 12/63)

-

$39.90

$334.94

P61

7.50-14-4 PR Nylon Whitewall Tubeless Tires

2,698

$54.10-$73.20

$454.14-$614.48

P62

7.50-14-4 PR Whitewall

34,675

$54.45

$457.08

-

(45635 - 07/11)

-

$46.45

$389.92

P67

6.50-14-4 Whitewall

102,896

$28.70

$240.92

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

11,114

$7.55

$63.38

U16

Tachometer

5,734

$48.45

$406.71

U60

Radio - Manual

52,088

$50.05

$420.14

U63

Radio - Push Button

138,424

$58.65

$492.34

-

(5680 - 12/13/63)

-

$45.57

$382.54

V01

Heavy Duty Radiator

24,492

$10.80

$90.66

V31

Front Bumper Guard

20,890

$9.70

$81.43

V32

Rear Bumper Guard

14,521

$9.70

$81.43

V55

Roof Luggage Carrier

9,575

$43.05

$361.38

Z01

Comfort and Convenience Equipment Type A (Malibu)

186,728

$30.15-$40.90

$253.09-$343.33

Z02

Radio, Push Button and Auxiliary Speaker

20,696

$72.10

$605.24

Z04

Heavy Duty Chassis Equipment

27

$19.40

$162.85

Z13

Comfort and Convenience Equipment Type B (300/300 Deluxe)

10,503

$50.60

$424.76

717

Fawn Bucket Seat

1,618

$62.70

$526.33

1964 Chevrolet El Camino Exterior Paint (By Popularity)

Color

Paint CodeSales NameProduction Numbers

936 (C)Ermine White69,006

912 (F)Silver Blue40,207

918 (P)Azure Aqua38,385

916 (W)Daytona Blue31,040

938 (R)Desert Beige19,634


948 (L)Palomar Red19,469

922 (V)Ember Red17,340

920 (T)Almond Fawn17,022

900 (A)Tuxedo Black12,557

932 (S)Saddle Tan10,583

919 (Q)Lagoon Aqua10,013

940 (D)Satin Silver8,142

905 (J)Meadow Green7,984

959 (CF)Ermine White / Silver Blue7,490

943 (K)Goldwood Yellow6,803


965 (CQ)Ermine White / Lagoon Aqua4,298

908 (E)Bahama Green4,114

988 (CP)Ermine White / Azure Aqua4,066

971 (RS)Desert Beige / Saddle Tan3,977

975 (RV)Desert Beige / Ember Red1,959

954 (CJ)Ermine White / Meadow Green1,709

993 (RL)Desert Beige / Palomar Red1,387

960 (WF)Daytona Blue / Silver Blue1,160

982 (WD)Daytona Blue / Satin Silver1,010

995 (DL)Satin Silver / Palomar Red890

952 (EJ)Bahama Green / Meadow Green524

Notes*

  • Goldwood Yellow was only available on the Malibu SS series; not available on El Camino.
  • Production numbers are based on a combined figure of Chevelle, Malibu, and El Camino.

1964 Chevrolet El Camino Interior Paint

Color Name0% Gloss60% GlossDitzler Paint Code (0% Gloss)Ditzler Paint Code (60% Gloss)
BlackXXDIA-9317DIA-9317
Dark AquaXXDIA-9317DL-12534
Dark BlueXXDIA-12754DL-12923
Dark SaddleXN/ADIA-22306N/A
Medium FawnXXDIA-22455DL-22454
Dark GreenXN/ADIA-43295N/A
Dark RedXN/ADIA-71360N/A
IvoryN/AXN/ADL-8259
Medium BlueN/AXN/ADL-12531
Medium AquaN/AXN/ADL-12533
Medium SaddleN/AXN/ADL-22162
Light FawnN/AXN/ADL-22459
Medium RedN/AXN/ADL-71276

Per Ditzler’s paint catalog the 1964 El Camino used two different gloss percentages on the interior paint, a 0% Gloss (flat paint) and a 60% Gloss (glossy paint)

The following components are painted flat (0% gloss):
Instrument panel and steering column parts, windshield lower garnish molding, and radio speaker grille.

The following are painted in 60% gloss:
Windshield, upper and side garnish moldings, windshield header molding, and frame, door window inner frames, door inner panel (belt area), rear quarter window garnish moldings (front and upper), rear quarter inner panel (belt area), back window garnish moldings, tailgate window opening, upper and side garnish moldings, radio auxiliary speaker grille assembly, rear seatback radio speaker support assembly, folding top dust boot retainer, folding top parts, seat parts, and spare tire well parts.

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