This 1968 El Camino was Bob’s friends for the past two decades until he had decided to let Bob have a crack at it recently.
This example is a low mileage and numbers matching SS396 model, rust free and well preserved. The previous owner had claimed it was a barn find in Georgia before it made its way to the New Jersey garage it had called home for the past twenty years. In terms of condition, it needed new paint and some under hood detailing, but little else.
Bob was able to talk to the National Corvette Restorers Society and confirmed that this El Camino was originally built at GM’s Missouri plant and shipped to Viner Chevrolet of Denver, CO back in the spring of 1968.
Bob’s El Camino comes equipped with the L35 396/325hp variant paired to a TH400 automatic transmission. Other features include power steering, a bench seat, and a vinyl roof. The original Tripoli Turquoise paint has been refreshed and looks stunning accented by the black vinyl top.
It’s not likely to be pursuing any record breaking quarter mile times or any wild accomplishments, but it is a clean and well preserved mostly original classic.