Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is excited to offer this sublime 1960 Chevrolet El Camino. For starters, any 1960 El Camino is a bit of a rare find: Chevrolet only sold a little over 14,000 units in its second year; after having a very good first model year's sales of over 22,000 units, wherein it outsold Ford's 3-year-old Ranchero by more than a 2:1 ratio (22K El Caminos vs. 14K Rancheros). The dramatic downturn caused Chevrolet to shelve the El Camino until it reappeared in 1964. This unique 1960 El Camino also presents one of those uncommon situations, wherein no matter how good it looks in the photos, seeing it in person allows one to better "visually digest" the color palette used, and see how VERY attractive this truck really is: it'll really grow on you in person! For starters, the two-tone greens for this paint scheme appear to be along the lines of a Light Olive over a Pale Avocado, with a brilliant Electric Orange stripe along the flanks, beginning in the accent cove midway back of the front of the doors and continuing down the trailing molding that accented the rear quarters. Although the paint is not of the "ChromaFlair" (color-changing) type, it does appear to take on slightly different hues depending on the lighting, and they're all handsome! The chrome bumpers look like new, and the stainless trim is in very good condition, so the brightwork isn't going to need any restoration work soon. The weatherstripping and window felts also look like they were all replaced during the build. A set of U.S. Mags aluminum wheels further enhance the look: the fronts are 17" diameter, with taller 18" units out back. Fresh P225/45ZR17 performance radials wrap the fronts, and the backs have meatier P245/45ZR18 skins. Front and rear swaybars have been added to take advantage of the improved handling that the radials provide. The beauty of this truck is more than the proverbial skin deep: it's a well-executed build throughout. Under the hood is a mildly enhanced 350 CID V8, which is topped by an Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake manifold and Edelbrock AVS 4BBL carb. Exhaust is via cast iron "ram's head" manifolds, which feed into a custom dual setup that has just the right sound. There's also plenty of chrome to add some visual pop in the engine bay: air filter housing, valve covers, alternator; along with a polished Sanden A/C compressor. The V8 is kept cool by a new high-capacity vintage style aluminum radiator, and a flex fan in the stock-style fan surround. You also get power steering and power brakes, thanks to a new CPP master cylinder, proportioning block, and brake booster, which provides enhanced power assisted braking to the front disc/rear drum brake setup. A 4-speed manual transmission sends the power to the 3.08:1 gears in the stock rear end, and makes this quite a fun truck to drive. Inside the cabin, occupants will discover that not only does it look better than new, it also hides nicely executed sound system in a custom enclosure behind the seats. In the center of the enclosure is a Sony AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM head unit, with a full USB-A port and an Aux port (complete with Aux-to-USB-C converter cable). A set of 6x9 Kenwood speakers pump out the sound from the 55-watt per channel head unit. Get in and get settled in the new orange and black houndstooth cloth and synthetic leather seats, buckle up, fire it up, and let the full set of AutoMeter gauges and the giant speedometer provide instrumentational feedback once you're headed out to your next horizon. You'll find yourself wanting to do that quite often in this special El Camino!
This vehicle is no longer on the showroom floor, was returned to its owner, may have been modified from the description contained on this site, and may be no longer available for sale at this time. The owner has authorized Gateway to continue to display the Vehicle and Gateway will contact the owner about its availability for sale by consignment if any potential buyer is interested in the Vehicle.
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