One of Skip’s Real Estate Clients had the 1969 El Camino. He saw it several times. After his client bought his second home through Skip and he sold his first one. His Client made him an offer to buy the 1969 El Camino at a price he couldn’t refuse.
It’s funny because his commissions for the sales covered the cost of the car, so it was a no-brainer for him. When he got home to check with his loving and very supportive wife if he could add this jewel to their family, she just replied — when do we pick her up?
After they got the 1969 El Camino home, his wife decided that her name should be “Elvira” since she was his “Mistress of the Dark”. They love the bench seat because they can sit close like in the old days.
Their first Friday Cruisin’ events alway attract a lot of attention. There isn’t another 1969 El Camino like theirs anywhere near here. They love it! Christmas of 2021, they put a flamingo on the tonneau and staged her in the front yard. They had the most expensive Christmas display in their subdivision. People stopped and took pictures all the time.
The 1969 El Camino has SS 396 cast iron heads, stock transmission, and the engine has been improved by an original restorer with an ignition change and internal mods. Dyno Sheet is showing over 600 HP at the rear wheels. 3″ duals with Flowmasters just makes her sound wonderful.
Elvira went through a complete frame-off restoration, and even the engine and transmission were painted to match. Aftermarket Antique Air Conditioning and a Kenwood Radio with all the goodies plus Bluetooth make the sounds coming through the boxed behind the seat speakers really rock. He has a huge file folder with pictures and receipts that document her journey to her present glory.
The only future plan he has is to install a Dakota Digital Dash to bring her into the 21st Century.