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its new Chevelle on September 26, 1963, Chevrolet also decided to introduce a brand new version of its El Camino which originally made its debut in 1959.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
1964 El Camino Base and El Camino Custom Body Styles:
- 2 Door Pickup
- 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.
- 194 cubic inch 120 horsepower 6-cylinder (base)
- 283 cubic inch 195 horsepower V-8 (base)
- 283 cubic inch 220 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 327 cubic inch 300 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 327 cubic inch 365 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 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 Chevrolet El Camino Exterior Paint (By Popularity)
- 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 Chevelle Interior Colors
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.
1964 Chevrolet El Camino Engine Specs
1964 Chevrolet El Camino Engine Codes
Hi-Thrift 194 Engine Codes
Turbo-Thrift 230 Engine Codes
Turbo-Fire 283 Engine Codes
Turbo-Fire 327 Engine Codes
1964 Chevrolet Rear Axle Codes
1964 El Camino RPO Production Numbers
*Production numbers are based on a combined figure of Chevelle, Malibu, and El Camino.
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