I am kicking around selling it. I moved over the winter, and closing on my old house is in 5 weeks. I will be putting it at my father in laws in the mean time. I was going to build/expand the garage off rear alley at the new (100 year old) house, but really like the back yard/gardens as they are. I know if I put it offsite, I will ignore it and not use it, so I am considering selling it.
I know, its an El Camino, no back seat, so Ĺ price
. It is no where near original, but looks pretty original.
This is how we got it in 1997
Deepwater Blue paint with blue interior (medium blue/bright blue?)
67,000 miles or so on it
Las Vegas area vehicle, was Liberace's neighbor's...
It was repainted at least once, original color
Unknown age 10 bolt posi, possibly original, but has a sway bar added
Dual exhaust iron manifolds Midas Golden Turbo mufflers (still on it over 20 years later)
was a 327 with 3 speed manual column shift
Since 1997 me and my dad put in
700R4 auto/overdrive (both around 1997/1998)
It still has clutch pedal assembly, always thought about switching back to manual.
has 98,000 miles on it now
Had the seat recovered in full cloth seating with vinyl on edges/back, similar to, but not the same as factory, no bare vinyl to touch your legs in Las Vegas!
painted again in about 2002?, same color, most trim removed, primed and painted some dings worked on
I added FiTech F.I., Roadmaster wagon tank, Silverado 1990ish serpentine setup
new plastic tank/aluminum core radiator, flows a ton of air, no high temps any more
Installed underdash A/C, it works, but barely, never messed with it since install, too many other cars/projects/moving
As far as I know the car has never been apart, some frame rust was repaired in 1997 when we got it, and my dad said that there was a spot on driver's rocker, I don't know where, but it has been over 20 years since repaired, and no sign of it. Only rust issue I am aware of is the body mount under the bed by the fuel fill needs attention. Still intact, but I plan on repairing it if I keep it.
Some of you may have seen it a the NOCC meet a couple times.
It isn't a show car, but to me it is nicer than a "driver". I would literally drive it anywhere, rain or shine. Never been trailered or towed in the 23 years we have had it, it even hauled its own new engine home. me or my dad has driven it from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh, back to Las Vegas, back to Pittsburgh over the years, and I have put 1,000 miles on it each weekend I took it to Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan.
I would sell it today for $15,000 and would never let it go under probably $10,000. Anywhere in between, I'd have to think about it. Am I in the right range for expectations? I'll add in some recent pictures, let me know what you guys think. Heck, I'd deliver it anywhere, literally anywhere I can drive, with a prepaid ticket home and/or a non-refundable deposit.
Preferably CA, so I can work RT 66 in! It has already covered a lot of it or near it from Arizona to St. Lewis a couple of times.
It has 14" Camaro Berlinetta wheels and 4 steels with dog dish and rings. I have 6 new tires, 4 on it, one on a steelie as a spare, and a spare-spare. 205-75-14. Battery will be new, it is acting up, then I realized it is 10 years old! 5 in Vegas, and 5 in Pittsburgh. I think it earned a new one. No underhood pictures, nothing worth taking a picture of.
Interior pictures of the seat are old, 2004 when the seat was done, it is still very nice