1970 Chevrolet El Camino w/ New Crate Engine (350 ci / 5.7L / V8)

1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Custom Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
Year: 1970
Mileage: 5,185
VIN: 136800L188092
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Extras
Leather Seats, CD Player
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Description for Chevrolet El Camino 1970

This is a 1970 Chevy El Camino SS*. I am in the military and I am moving to Louisiana in May. so I need to sell this vehicle before then. Here are the features:-Engine : New 5. 7L 350ci GM crate motor; it has ~7. 00 miles on the motor itself. -Engine compartment: -New 4bbl 600cfm Edelbrock carburetor (Endurashine chrome) with manual choke. -New chrome intake manifold -New chrome valve covers and oil filter -New chrome air filter -New chrome water pump/pulleys/brackets -New chrome power steering pump/pulleys/brackets -New alternator (I have a chrome version as well. but it wasn't generating enough energy. I will throw it in for free if you'd like to rebuild it) -Factory AC (I took the belt off because it was old/worn. haven't replaced it). -Bought a new starter in ~October 2012-Frame: I bought the car in Las Vegas a few years ago. The car was originally manufactured in California. and the vehicle has been in the desert the past 40 years. so it probably has the best frame of any El Camino on the road. in terms of rust. The vehicle is maintained in an environment free from smoke and rust. -Body: -Paint: Has a relatively new blue paint job. Original paint was dark red with black stripes. The paint has a few chips here and there. and there's a dent in the right side. but overall it still looks good. -Has Torq Thrust rims -Cooper Cobra tires with white lettering -Cowl Induction hood -New Xenon headlights and brights. They are bright. but not blue-colored. -Free. new car cover ($100-$200 value)-Interior (black with chrome lining): -Aftermarket radio: Panasonic stereo/CD player with Bluetooth capabilities. -Aftermarket amp and speaker (both easily removable). located behind the passenger's seat (see pictures). -New headliner and dome light set. The upholstery looks great. -Originally column shifter. but was moved to a floor shift (automatic transmission) -Has a pair of leather Lincoln seats (which I will say are super comfy. and surprisingly not that hot in the summer) instead of the bench. -Truck bed has a nice liner. -I'm currently trying to restore the steering wheel horn button. -The electrical wiring is old. so lights may occasionally go out. -The odometer is off. It currently says 5. 85. 2 miles. The odometer itself still adds one mile for each mile traveled. but it recently rolled over. It also shows only white on the 10. 00s digit. meaning that you will get up to 9. 99 before it rolls over again. I do not know the mileage of the vehicle. but I have recorded the engine's emplacement mileage at 7. 92. which would mean that the engine's overall mileage is approximately 7. 93 miles. *SS status: This section is for those collectors out there who are wondering how the car was originally manufactured. Using just the VIN. I can tell that it is at least a "custom" model and not a "base". and all SSes were customs. It is more likely than not that it was an SS. However. from what I've researched. the only way to actually prove whether an El Camino was originally an SS is to show a build sheet with the VIN. I do not have this build sheet. I do not know if any more are hidden within the body of the vehicle. The vehicle was originally sold to me as an "SS". but I have no proof that it was originally an SS. In my opinion. the current performance of the vehicle depends more on what changes were made than how it was originally produced. The SS badge is more of a collector thing. but collectors should be advised that there are several aftermarket features in this vehicle (previously mentioned). In this case. both the engine and paint job are aftermarket. So. the SS big block has been replaced and the racing stripes are no more. I am not sure what else is different. One prospective buyer told me that the hood and tailgate on my vehicle are different from a stock SS. I do not know whether these two pieces were original or aftermarket. If you are interested in whether it actually is an SS and know where to look. let me know and we can check it out. Bad things about the vehicle: -After installing the engine. there was a small oil leak. I was concerned at first. but after consulting with the dealership. they told me that these gaskets take quite a while to actually seal properly. usually 15-20k miles. I've closely monitored the oil. and the leaking has receded substantially over time. It's not really noticeable anymore. It should still be monitored for the next 5-10k miles as the engine gets broken in. in my opinion. -Occasional scratches in the paint mentioned above. Still looks good overall. though. -You're not going to pass emissions tests. Good thing classic cars are exempt. huh?Though it looks and drives nicely as is. it is still an awesome project car/way to learn about cars. Contact me if you have any questions; I'm honest. I've generally sunk a lot of money into the vehicle so I'm looking to make part of it back before I move. Shipping: Buyer will pay for transportation. You can either pick it up yourself. hire a transportation company (recommended). or if it's relatively close to New Mexico. I can take it to you. I will contact you after the purchase and help coordinate.