Barry K’s 1966 El Camino

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Barry K’s 1966 El Camino

This 1966 El Camino was in extremely rough shape until Barry got his hands on it in 2011. A customer of his owed a balance on a race engine Barry built, so they worked out a deal to pay it off with the El Camino.

Barry had his work cut out for him, all of the window surrounds were rusted, which led to the cabin floors being ruined. It was just a rust bucket overall, but he was determined to bring it back.

He chose to restore it to “old school” specifications, sourcing a big block 454 with a mild cam installed making about 425 horsepower. The transmission selected is a TH350 with a 2200 RPM stall converter.

A unique touch he chose to incorporate was the 1966 SS trim, as the El Camino did not receive any of the SS package extras in ’66 aside from the 396 V fender emblems.

Barry’s efforts have led to this El Camino taking over 15 awards at various car shows since 2016.

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