1966 Chevrolet El Camino Restomod with 350 Power and a Four-Speed

Condition Used
Body Truck
Make Chevrolet
Model El Camino
Mileage 81003 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1966
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue
History Yes
VIN: 135806K181520

This restored and modified 1966 Chevrolet El Camino has come a long way from its seemingly modest origins. this El Camino left the Kansas City, Missouri, assembly plant covered in Cameo Beige paint with a Fawn interior and powered by a 230-cu.in. engine with a two-speed. After an extensive restoration and updating, the El Camino is now bright Marina Blue with black bucket seats, a newer 350-cu.in. V-8, and a Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. The restoration was completed in 2020, the truck has seen only limited use since, which accounts for its fresh condition. A 230-cu.in. inline six-cylinder engine originally powered this 1966 El Camino, but a newer 350-cu.in. small-block V-8 currently resides under the hood. The photos show a polished Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and tubular exhaust headers. The seller says, “Cold starts are quick and, as soon as the choke kicks down, the engine idles smoothly.” The original Powerglide two-speed automatic was replaced by a Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission during the restoration/modification, and is controlled by a Hurst shifter. Shifts are reported as “easy through all gears and quiet with no whines or grinding,” per the seller, who adds that there are no leaks on any of the drivetrain components. This El Camino was resprayed Marina Blue in 2019 and has no rust, swirls, scratches, or blemishes, according to the seller. The glass is good, and the seals have been freshly replaced, so there aren’t any leaks, the seller adds. A custom cowl induction-style hood replaced the original flat hood. All the trim items and bumpers appear to be straight and shiny, in the photos. The bed was covered with black spray-on bedliner. The bucket seats were reupholstered in black vinyl, notes the seller, and he describes the blue carpet as being in “new” condition and the headliner in “great” condition. Both the air conditioning and heater are reported to be in good working condition. The door panels and dash pad are blue like the carpet, the center console has a factory clock in front of the shifter, there is a Summit Racing tachometer attached to the steering column, and the modern aftermarket stereo uses an original-style faceplate. The suspension appears to be original, in the photos, and the seller states that servicing was performed about 200 miles ago. He adds that there is “no play in the steering” and that the bushings and shocks are all in “great” shape. New brakes were installed on all four corners, and they work well. The Mickey Thompson tires, sized 235/60R15 in front and 275/60R15 in the rear, and the Cragar S/S wheels were added in 2019. The rear end is a GM 10-bolt.