Gordon got this 1967 El Camino after his stepfather passed away. It was almost like a daily driver for him, and he drove it everywhere. Gordon was the second owner of the car. He promised that after he received the car, he would try and make it something his stepfather would be proud of. It has a very sentimental value to him, and he hopes as he looks down on him, he’ll have a smile on his face.
The car has its original engine in it which is a 327. About two years ago, he started converting the engine from carbureted to a fuel-injected engine. It was converted to the Edelbrock fuel injection system. The 1967 El Camino came with the PowerGlide 2-speed transmission but he recently had his wife’s cousin install a new transmission with overdrive.
He also did additional work on the 1967 El Camino by upgrading the factory air with a new unit and switches. Replaced the original fan belts system, including the power steering pump, with a belt drive system. He replaced the original gauges with the Dakota Digital Retro gauges. Put on 17” Foose Wheels with BF Goodrich G-Force 245/45 ZR17 tires. The entire interior has been upgraded with a new Sears retro stereo w/ Bluetooth connectivity, new dash, interior paint, and new carpeting.
The car was originally white, and he had it painted about five years ago with a silver paint job. He recently had the car detailed including a ceramic finish on it and had the bed sprayed black.
The most special thing about his 1967 El Camino is how much his stepfather loved that car/truck and that he was blessed to receive it and do what he has with it so far.
The next major modification he’s looking to do is upgrade the old suspension to the newer tubular type with coil-over springs. He also plans to convert the front and back drum brakes to disc brakes.