Bryan picked up this 1964 El Camino from a family that had to sell when their father unexpectedly passed away recently. The car was rough but a fair price was agreed upon and Bryan began to assess his new project.
As luck would have it, while he was browsing through the parts he had stored away over the years, several bits that were correct for a 1964 had begun to surface from his collection. It turns out he had original bucket seats and covers for the ’64 as well as the SS console in the correct red interior colorway.
Thus far he has replaced the quarter panels and incorporated a few engine upgrades along the way. Completing the paint and body is still his primary goal with this El Camino, and there is still plenty of work left ahead of him.
This 1964 El Camino is special to Bryan because his first hot rod back in high school was a ’64 Malibu SS back in 1974. Like many others, he regretted selling it shortly after doing so and has been on the hunt to fill that void. Over the years he’s owned several trucks and El Caminos, but none had quite scratched the itch.
His goal for this 1964 El Camino is a restomod as it did not come with the original engine or transmission, which had actually been swapped in favor of a Tremec T-5 unit out of a 1984 Corvette. The 1964 El Camino will receive upgraded suspension components, as well as engine upgrades to bring the car up to a comparable spec next to the Corvette.
This will be the truck that Bryan keeps for the rest of his days. He plans on attending car shows and track days, along side leisurely cruising and lighting up the tires.