SS 1984 El Camino SS Designer Series, Coo Choo Customs - Designer Series

1984 Chevrolet El Camino Choo Choo Custom, Designer Series

Technical specifications of Chevrolet El Camino 1984

Price: -
Item location: Vienna, Virginia, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
SubModel: El Camino
Type: El Camino
Trim: Choo Choo Custom, Designer Series
Year: 1984
Mileage: 150,000
VIN: 1GCCW80H4ER187519
Color: Cream
Engine size: Small block V8 engine
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Burgundy and Cream
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

NO RESERVE - Here is a 1984 El Camino SS with a Choo Choo Customs package.

From the CarFax provided with the vehicle, the following work has been done over the years:

1. Odometer has rolled over as it is only a 5 number odometer - sold as TMU
2. 2006 - a vinyl tonneau cover for the rear was installed. It is included in the sale but is old and needs to be refreshed.
3. 2006 - Transmission was replaced and valve covers replaced.
4. 2012 - Last Service Center service was performed.
5. This has been a New Jersey car all of its life.
6. Chip Foose wheels
7. Ebelbrock Intake Manifold, Ebelbrock Carb and Ebelbrock Valve Covers

The car has rust. It is a New Jersey car and looks good at 10 feet. I bought it at an benefit auction where the car had been donated by an elderly man who took ownership in June of 2009. It is unique and has an Edelbrock Carb, Dual Batteries, Edelbrock valve covers, a really nice sounding exhaust note - dual exhaust, upgraded hoses, SS seat covers, Choo Choo Designer Series emblems and much more.

Engine runs smooth and can be viewed here on YouTube:

The paint looks good from 10 feet but it needs work - some of the clear coat is discoloring on the roof and hood and although there is not major dings or dents, the body will need attention to bring it back to show quality. I don't know what the underside looks like - but I'm guessing that since the car is from New Jersey - the underside probably has rust as well. .

My recommendation is to have it transported to your location as it has been off the road for several years. Brakes, transmission, electricals all seem to work fine except thatI am unable to turn the headlights on for some reason or another

Here is a bit of history copied from El Camino historical web sites;

Choo Choo Customs was a vehicle customization/conversion company based out of Chattanoog, TN. Choo Choo Customs first started converting El Caminos into Designer Series SS models in 1983. The Choo Choo El Camino was NOT a dealer option, nor could you bring your own El Camino to Choo Choo to be converted into an SS.

Chevrolet contracted with Choo Choo to build these El Caminos as the 'SS' version; similar to how SLP converted V8 equipped Camaros and Trans Ams into SS's and WS6's. Choo Choo did not make any performance modifications to the El Caminos - Choo Choo was contracted by GM to create an "SS" version of each vehicle.

Up until 1983, Chevrolet offered their own Super Sport version of the El Camino (RPO code Z15). The Z15 Super Sport maintained the stock El Camino nose, and received a two-tone paint job, large door and tailgate Super Sport decals, black quarter window trim, a front air dam, and a dashboard emblem. However, in 1984 the RPO Z15 remained an option, but all exterior Super Sport decals were removed by Chevrolet. The name of the Z15 option was also changed from 'Super Sport' to 'SS Décor package.' The assumption is this was done so that the Z15 package did not compete with the Choo Choo Customs SS option. Between 1983 and 1987 approximately 2,200 El Caminos were converted into the Designer Series SS by Choo Choo Customs.

1983 was the year with the fewest Choo Choo El Caminos produced (approximately 22 units or less). Choo Choo Customs continued to sell their El Camino conversion parts for several years after El Camino production ended. Choo Choo went out of business in the mid 2000s. At that time, Honest Charley's Speed Shop (also based out of Chattanoog, TN ) assumed a portion of Choo Choo's employees and El Camino parts, which they still sell today. The original polyurethane Choo Choo nose is no longer produced, but Honest Charley's kept the original mold and continues to produce the nose out of fiberglass.

The following GM RPO options were required on an El Camino in order to be converted into a Choo Choo SS:

-ZJ7 rally wheels w/ white lettered tires
-D35 Sport Mirrors
-V08 Heavy-Duty Cooling

The Choo Choo El Camino SS package included the following features:

-Special Aerodynamic Polyurethane Front Nose
-Special Machine Turned Aluminum Side Moldings (1983 - 1985 only)
-SS Door, Nose, and Tailgate Decals
-Designer Series Door Handle Inserts
-Choo Choo Customs Train Emblem on Dashboard


The car is sold AS-IS. I am not a mechanic nor a dealer, the pictures represent the condition of the car. I have not owned the car for a long time, nor have I driven it for extended distances. There are no returns or refunds. The average price on eBay for a 1984 El Camino is currently $ 15,000.00. I have started the bid at $5,000.00 due to the work I think is needed. This is easily a $20,000 or more vehicle for someone who likes to do cosmetic body work.. Please bid accordingly, the car has rust - for some people that's not a problem, for others it is. The car is being sold AS-IS. Please come and inspect if possible prior to bidding, ZIP Code is 22182. The car looks good in real life but better in the pictures.

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