I have come to the realization that I just do not have time to restore this
one. I have a nice project El Camino (1966) for the taking. Here are the
I have had the car for about 5 months and have only driven it a few
times. I knew off the bat that it had wiring issues as some of the
gauges would not work, nor would the horn. Also sometimes you would
turn the ignition and it would not do a thing. Then you would try it
another time and it would work just fine. But eventually it just
I had some people look at it (that know more than me) and they all said
the engine was great (has a 350 in it) and that I should just rewire
the car to get all the gauges working. I bought a wire harness, but
just have not had the time to mess with it. It might need a new
ignition switch too unless that problem was just due to bad wiring.
The odometer reads 13K, but it does not work. So it certainly has more
miles than that. I have put probably about 100 miles on her myself. It was
about sever years ago or so. Still looks OK, but has some chips in paint and
some surface rust spots.
I would redo the interior too...the headliner is coming off, the door
panels are some ugly 70's job.
The tires still have some tread. Has aftermarket mags, but they are
ugly. I was going to put new ones on. One tire has gone flat. Was not
flat when I bought it, so possibly could be plugged cheaply.
The back tail lights are cracked, but I have replacements. There are a
few pieces of missing chrome. There are some pieces of chrome with
dents and wear. The stereo is missing.
Before the ignition went totally bad on me I would say that it had
good pickup, steered and handled well. Also no sign of burning oil or
anything like that. For someone who knows more than me (or has more
time) it probably would not be that big of a job.
Pictures are at:
Asking $3800 OBO -- just trying to get what I have in it.
The car is in Brunswick, GA (it originally was from California from what I