When Bill was younger, he had a 1960 El Camino. He loved the car, but certain circumstances caused him to sell it. Since then and many projects later, he has always wanted another El Camino. Fast forward to 2020, Bill was searching for a project and finally secured his 1965 El Camino!
The 1965 El Camino had a very tired 307, no brakes, partial wiring, a 200 4r transmission with three gears and was clad in peach colored flat paint.
Bill got a low mile ‘96 Gen VI 454 and installed a new HV oil pump, a ZZ502 cam, adjustable rockers, Comp Cam Beehive valve springs, RPM Air gap intake with an 850 Holley HP and Hedman Hedders. He also purchased a fresh TH400 from Speedmaster, and he installed a front disk brake conversion, tubular control arms, tubular rear control arms, new bumpers and various new trim pieces.
There is nothing really exceptionally unique about the car. It was a 3 on the tree car with a 283 when it new. It came black with a red interior. However, the lack of uniqueness is what makes it a great project car. Bill can do anything he wants with it without destroying a one-of-a-kind museum piece.
During the winter, Bill is planning to get the El Camino new front fenders, new right inter fender, new left rear quarter panel, tonneau cover, posi differential, and body/paint finished in Evening Orchid.