1965 Chevrolet El Camino.
Engine- Supercharged 383 with Brodix heads, Weiand 177 blower, Eagle rotating assembly, Mahle forged pistons, AED 1000cfm boost referenced blower carb, Mr Gasket headers, MSD 6BTM ignition. Cooling is handled by a Be Cool retro fit ally radiator with a 18" electric fan in a hand made custom shroud.
Trans- Race prepped TH350 with full manual forward pattern valve body, 2800 stall blower converter with anti-balloon plates.
Rear axle- Quick performance Ford 9" rated at 2000hp. Heavy duty thick wall tubes, new case, fully welded and back braced, big Ford bearings, disc brakes, Eaton TrueTrac posi, 3. 50 gears, billet pinion support, billet 1350 pinion yolk, fully powder coated. Southside Speed rear control arms.
Wheels and tyres- 15x5 and 15x8. 5 American Racing VN309 TTO's with 165 80 15 tyres up front and Mickey Thompson 295 65 15 drag radials on the rear.
Body is finished in gold candy with a red candy roof with a generous helping of metalflake. The rear gas door has been filled and the filler relocated to the rear bed floor by the tailgate and the rear wheel wells have also been radiused. These were done by a previous owner. The battery has also been relocated to under the bed floor behind the bulkhead on the passenger side. The body isn't perfect. The paint has several cracks and has a small amount rust in the lower rear quarters. There is also some minor accident damage to the drivers front fender, but this could be easily repaired or replaced.
Interior- The interior is sparce with no carpets, roof liner or door panels. What appears to be the original bench sea is in place. Steering wheel is a original 1960's Superior "The 500" wheel. Factory dash is in place and house a new speedo which isn't currently working, which I believe is a minor issue with the speedo drive in the trans tail housing. Fuel gauge works and there's also 4 supplementary gauges to keep a eye on the vitals like coolant temp, oil pressure, A/ F ratio and boost. Shifter is a B&M Magnum pistol grip shifter. Door glass has been converted to one piece glass which replaced the rotten vent windows. THere is also a battery isolator switch which is operated by a key for a bit of added security. I have a pair of aluminium hand bead rolled door panels which can be included in the sale for a extra fee.
The car also comes with a extremely rare Stockland fibreglass bed cover or "topper" as they're called in the US. I've spent around £1500 having this restored.
I bought the car in 2006 after selling my Ford 105E hot rod. The car was also previously owned by the late rock guitarist Jeff Beck and I have the full owner history in my possession. I wasn't looking for a El Camino when I bought it, but there was just something about it that floated my boat at the time. I've spent the last 16yrs slowly upgrading certain parts, like the brakes and suspension, rear end and the engine and trans in particular. I'd planned on doing a lot more to the car, including finishing the interior and sorting the body issues, but I've since bought another car and don't have room for both, so the El Camino has to go. Any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you.