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1976 Chevrolet El Camino SS

Technical specifications of Chevrolet El Camino 1976

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
SubModel: SS
Type: Pickup Truck
Trim: SS
Year: 1976
Mileage: 8460
VIN: 1D80U6R496134
Color: White
Engine size: 400 V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Small pickups that were easy to drive had been around for quite a while. Station wagon-based pickups came next, but tended to be pretty basic. By 1976, the El Camino SS was a vehicle that was the best of both worlds. Luxury features transferred in from the high-end cars of the time, and chassis design that offered a nice ride with substantial hauling capability at the same time. This car has all that, then dresses it in smooth white paint... and powers it with a matching numbers motor that gives it a mean little rumble at idle. Check it out. The silhouette of this car is long and lean and just begs to be shown off. The hood and the bed rails slope gently toward the cab which has a windshield that rakes back on a steep angle and is matched by the sail panel as it blends from the back window onto the bed rails. That look is even lower and leaner by an SS stripe that wraps around from one front fender to the other, leaving you with one sweet looking car... or truck... or SUV. Except that term wasn't being used yet. The front end is dressed up with an SS grille and is flanked by rectangular quad headlights, all underlined by a sharp looking bumper. On the side, you'll find a couple body colored sport mirrors, and at the rear is a big SS to the stripe along with El Camino in script underlined by another chrome bumper. White-tinted spray-in bedliner rides the walls of the bed, hugging a beautiful wood floor platform accented with shiny slat-work. What a nice touch. A perfect trailer-queen presentation it is not, but man, it really attracts a lot of attention in the wild. Open the door and you will find an interior out of a high-end car. The door panels have smooth upper panels with styled squares in the center edged by chrome piping and a comfortable armrest for cruising. Rare high-back, swivel bucket seats are in great condition and flank a center console housing the automatic shifter and power lock controls, all accented by a classy wood applique. There are a more signs that this ride has a bit of a sophisticated streak, with a beautiful wood SS steering wheel, wood dash bezel, and power window controls on each door panel. The stock dash is neat and clean with crisp, clear gauges that are operating as they should, there is an AM/FM radio in its stock position, and the factory A/C has been updated to R134 A/C refrigerant and modern compressor. GM did some quality soundproofing by adding a double panel roof along with a nice headliner, and good-looking carpeting ties it all together. Pop the hood and you will find a healthy, numbers matching 400 V8 engine that is nicely dressed out sitting in a neat and clean engine bay. A black air filter housing is stock and looks great, and the fact that it's still intact is a pretty amazing in-and-of itself. That sits on top of a stock 4-barrel carb and intake manifold. Chevrolet orange valve covers match the painted block, and signs of fresh maintenance are evident throughout. The overall look of the engine bay is correct and bad to the bone. Dual Flowmaster mufflers punctuate the exhaust system and provide are nice throaty rumble at idle, and certainly amplified when the throttle is activated. Power front disc brakes assure good braking ability and GM chassis engineers equipped the car with specially matched spring rates for a good ride without sacrificing payload. The rubber meets the road through 225/70/15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires all around mounted on Rally wheels. Good looking, comfortable, capable. What are you waiting for? Come on down and check out this sweet ride. Call today!

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