1986 Chevrolet El Camino
1986 Chevrolet El Camino
Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth
(855) 893-3292

1986 Chevrolet El Camino

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth in Fort Worth, Texas 76137


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Classic Car Overview

Its official, 1980s El Caminos are worthy of collector status. This 1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista was deemed worthy enough to preserve and restore, and it certainly attracts a lot of attention on the street. Use it as-is, give it some upgrades, or put it to work; at this price, what do you have to lose? Thanks to handsome two-tone black-over-silver paint, this El Camino looks like a far more expensive car than it is. It appears that the paint is an older respray, and its a combination that works particularly well on the Elkys bodywork, enhancing the length of the body and highlighting the cars unique features. It has clearly been properly maintained with no signs of being a work truck, and seeing anything built in the mid-80s to fit together this well is a surprise. Sure, its a full-blown driver with imperfections here and there, but the curb appeal is great for a driver-grade Elky at this low price-point. And unlike many of its siblings, this one doesnt have any questionable modifications or upgrades (sans the wheels, of course), and its nice to see all the factory trim still in place as well. The stainless and chrome trim throughout the car/truck highlights the otherwise dark paint, and theres a nice break point for the two-tone colors above the wheel wells and down the lower portion of the body. The thick pinstripe band surrounding the bed is pure Conquista style, the bed rails add flash along with usefulness out back, and the front egg-crate grille has adorned GMs for decades, and certainly plays the part well here. Theres also a spray-in bed liner out back (although it could use a little clean-up), so you can still put this one to work on weekends if thats your plan. The mostly original interior is a real treat, starting with the comfortable cloth bench seat and stock=spec 2-spoke steering wheel atop a tilt column. The instrument panel should look familiar to anyone who drove a rear-wheel-drive GM product in the 80s, and this Elky includes an aftermarket temperature gauge to the right of the steering wheel, which is always a nice find in an old car. Surprisingly nice gray carpets and smooth vinyl-and-cloth door panels add to the well-kept feeling inside, and youll note that this El Camino is heavily optioned with shoulder-harness seatbelts, power locks, factory A/C (needs to be serviced), and a tilt steering column. The original radio was yanked in favor of a modern Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit in the dash. Youll be pleasantly surprised by how much room there is inside and how bright and airy it feels, despite the close-coupled two-seat body and big bed out back. This is a car that you could drive cross-country without feeling like it beat you up, or down to Home Depot to haul away a bunch of lumber. The engine is a 305 cubic inch Chevy V8 (aka the 5.0L) topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop a Weiand performance intake, and its making a reasonable (for 1986) 150 factory-rated horsepower. Most of the engine bay looks fairly stock, and by the looks of things all the factory running gear is still in place, more evidence that this car has been well maintained but never modified or abused. An Edelbrock air cleaner adds some flash to the all-business engine bay, as does the Chevy Orange on the valve covers and block itself, and its full of mostly OEM components for reliability and easy service. You could spend a few hours giving it a deep cleaning and really make a difference, but if you just want to drive, its ready to go! A TH200-4R automatic overdrive transmission means this El Camino is an easy highway cruiser, and it spins the original 10-bolt rear end with highway gears inside. A stock exhaust system sounds great and still carries a catalytic convertor for any potential emissions testing (although this Eky is emissions exempt in the majority of US states), and youll note that the floors are extraordinarily solid, thanks to an easy life spent in the American South (Louisiana and Texas). Flashy 16-inch wheels add a custom look and carry 225/55/16 blackwall radials with plenty of tread left. The day of the El Camino is here, so whether you want to use this one for fun or work, it remains a great choice. Call today!

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Vehicle Specifications

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  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    40,001 miles
  • Engine
  • Transmission
    4 speed auto
  • Exterior Color

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