The Chevrolet El Camino was produced during model years 1959 and 1987 with an absence between 1960 and 1964. It’s a coupe utility vehicle produced by Chevrolet Division of General Motors. It’s a vehicle designed to compete with Ford, the first company that created a coupe utility.
Ford Australia was the first organization to create a coupe utility as an aftereffect of a 1932 letter from the wife of a rancher in Victoria, Australia, requesting “a vehicle to go to chapel in on a Sunday and which can convey our pigs to market on Mondays”. Ford designer Lew Bandt built up a suitable solution, and the first coupe utility model was discharged in 1934. Bandt went ahead to deal with Ford’s Advanced Design Department, being in charge of the body engineering of the XP, XT, XW, and XA arrangement Ford Falcon utilities. General Motors’ Australian backup Holden likewise delivered a Chevrolet coupe utility in 1935, Studebaker created the Coupé Express from 1937 to 1939, yet the body style did not return on the American market until the arrival of the 1957 Ford Ranchero. That’s where it all begins, until the Chevrolet El Camino was conceived.
It was model year 1959 when the first El Camino was produced. Like the Ranchero, it’s also based on an existing platform that’s can also be easily modified platform called the new-for-1959 Brookwood two-door station wagon and corresponding sedan delivery variant. The El Camino was accessible with any trim level and drive train choice relating to the car line, including that of the Chevrolet Impala. This was additionally the first year of the ostentatious “batwing” full-sized Chevrolet, which sold in less numbers than all the more conservatively styled Fords. So too did the El Camino endure in correlation to the Ranchero with 22,246 manufactured the first year. The comparative however less colorful 1960 model sold far more atrocious at 14,163 units complete and soon thereafter General Motors chose to suspend the model. Altogether, 36,409 original El Caminos were created.
It was the year 1987; and Chevrolet dropped the El Camino from its lineup for good and marked its end. In 2008, Pontiac declared arrangements to present an El-Camino–inspired “sports truck” and even thought to be naming it the El Camino, before settling on the shorter G8 ST. In 2009, then again, GM’s budgetary challenges constrained the carmaker to put off creation of its new models; it additionally reported arrangements to take out the Pontiac mark out and out by 2010. Today, the Chevrolet El Camino is a cult classic. Approximately 15,625 El Caminos/Caballeros were sold in 1987 and 745 in 1988.
It’s a rare car today and if you have one, just make sure you’ll care for it.