This is just a thought. The Caminos had the larger size G-70-14. Would it have been possible, At the time " We aint got no G-70 raised white letters , So you get station wagon tires " ?
More 1970 SS El Camino trivia.
On the 70 Dealer El Camino literature (printed in August 69). The White SS 396 with the Black V-Top has white stripe tires AND the lower 1" wide trim that starts just above the front side marker lights and goes all the way back to the rear bumper.
On most non SS Caminos the area below the trim was painted Silver. You GOTTA look real close at the factory literature, It shows a Camino with a wood grain dash and steering wheel. One other item that is SOOOoooooo wrong on the factory Lit. Most people will NEVER find it, I looked at it for three days and DID NOT find it.
The guy from Calif. that sent me the Literature, Told me a week later about the big screw-up on the Lit.
If anyone has the org. 70 El Camino dealer literature,, Have you found the BIG SCREW UP??????
If you do E-Mail me, So we can laugh together.
Did I know in April of 70 when I picked up my ordered SS 454 M-22 El Camino from the dealer, The white stripe tires may wrong, NO. I will never forget the B.F.Goodrich Silvertowns, WHY?
I was playing in a band at Seven Springs Ski Resort in Pa. In 1970 Sears & Roebuck sold Amps & Guitars under the name " Silvertone "
TWO of the guys in the band were Jacking me about having Sears & Roebuck tires on my new Chevy truck. In closing, Its been a fun ride driving the same El Camino for 40 years and 10 months.
In 71-72 I had Corvette knock off wheels on the Camino, Do you know what happens at 40 MPH when you hit the brakes and find out you have a left side Corvette addaptor bolted to the right side?
C YA Bob