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1983 El Camino Image
Classic Auto Mall
Call: 888-227-0914
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Exterior Color Maroon
Stock # 6425
Estimated Monthly Payment
$496 mo Apply Now
J.J. Best Banc & Co.

1983 Chevrolet El Camino

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1983 Chevrolet El Camino

"I can't get over it. I've had many cool cars, many expensive cars. But when I drive my El Camino I feel special. I wash my car in my driveway, and lots of times guys driving by slow down and ask me "what year is it?" or "do I want to sell her". I get gas for my elky, and like tonight a guy walks by and says "nice Camino". While I'm driving her I know she is different and stands out. She's not like any other car I've owned. I can say without any doubt that I love this car. I'll never sell her." This is a post from elcaminocentral.comand it's an unbelievably common sentiment heard from El Camino owners.

For consignment, a 1983 Chevrolet El Camino with a recently rebuilt 454ci big block and our consignor tells us she puts out almost 700 horsepower. Only about 24,000 El Camino's were built in 1983 which is not exactly rare, but surviving nice examples might be. In many cases, they were used as a pickup truck and eventually wore out or suffered from rust. Here's a nice, built example that can really haul!

Exterior
This two tone design was common for this, the last generation El Camino. The Maroon and Silver combination not only gives the car an authentic look, but shrouds what might be lurking under the hood. And speaking of the hood, one immediately notices a Trans Am type shaker in the middle of it. So much for secrets, this hints that something is going on underneath. The Malibu front end conveys a fairly basic design, dual headlights, an egg crate grille over a wrap around chrome bumper. Taillights are embedded in the back bumper leaving the tailgate and rear fenders free of interruption except for the license plate cove. Silver from the roof spills out along the top side of the bed while the two coats of Rhino coating in the bed have been color matched, a nice attention to detail we rarely see. Deep dish 15-inch American Racing wheels with argent gray spokes and a brushed aluminum rim give this car a bit more presence than the stock wheels would and slightly wider tires in back provide a nice profile. Overall the paint is in good condition and our list of imperfections include some texture on the cut out around the shaker, some peeling of the Rhino on the tailgate and a crack in the bed, some bubbling on the silver near the rocker panel, and an area of orange peel like patterning.

Interior
Velour was all the rage in this era, and we find it first on the door panels, a little bit loose in some areas and combined with various shades of red on the plastic mid-panel where the armrest resides. Red velour bucket seats in a tuck and roll pattern appear in good condition and wear headrests up above, while a speaker box tucks behind the seats. A wood rimmed Grant steering wheel greets the driver and bowtie emblazoned gauges fill a red backed panel on the dash. A padded red frame surrounds the later model Delco AM/FM/CD radio and the glovebox, while a tall B&M shifter postures in the center console. A homemade armrest fits between the seats and race inspired foot pedals occupy the driver's footwell. Low pile crimson carpet covers the floor and a soft, red headliner floats above.

Drivetrain
Here's where the rubber hits the road, as they say, when we gaze upon the very clean 454ci big block with Edelbrock heads, an Edelbrock intake, and a Holley 750cfm double pumper 4-barrel carburetor perched on top. A 700R4 4-speed automatic is connected to the engine and this one has heavy duty clutches installed, sending power back to the 10 bolt rear. Also under the hood are Hooker headers, MSD ignition and a high compression starter. Our consignor states that a May 2024 tune up included plugs and wires. This is an impressive engine bay and a powerful engine that's brought to a stop via power disc brakes on all four wheels.

Undercarriage
Super clean underneath with virtually no surface rust or errant liquids to speak of. Dual exhaust comes off the headers, connects with an H pipe, then meets a pair of Flowmaster mufflers before exiting stealthily under the car before the back bumper. We note the absence of catalytic converters. Suspension includes coil springs up front and a 4 four link with coils in the rear.

Drive-Ability
Holy Toledo! This fired up with a raucous roar and its sleeper status went right out the door. And so did we, onto the test loop with the tall El Camino with enormous power underfoot. It wants to get up and go but we just need a soft check of operational items and so our loop is kept cool. Everything works except one oddity; the turn signals only work when the headlights are turned off.

The concept of couple utility was born in Australia, believe it or not, and their idea was "a vehicle to go to church on Sunday, and carry pigs to market on Monday". This dual duty El Camino has a third function and that's providing pure fun. With a stated 700 horsepower, the only thing that might be missing from this ride are some sandbags in the bed and wheelie bars out back!

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1-USA
G-General Motors
C-Chevrolet Truck
C-4001 Thru 5000 GVWR
W-El Camino
80-2 Door Sedan Pickup
H-305ci V8
2-Check Digit
D-1983
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
229314-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is home to more than 1,000 classic and collectible vehicles for sale via consignment in a climate controlled 336,000-square foot showroom (that's more than 8 acres!). The largest single location consignment dealer of classic and collectible vehicles in the country is located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, just 1-hour west of Philadelphia off Exit 298 of the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information visit www.classicautomall.com or call us at (888) 227-0914. Contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

With so many great cars, you know we have a lot to talk about, and we do that each week on the Classic Auto Mall Podcast with host Stewart Howden. Stewart discusses new inventory as well as trends in consignments and car prices, while interviewing celebrities and automotive professionals about amazing cars and their history. Tune in each week to the Classic Auto Mall Podcast wherever you enjoy listening. You can also watch on YouTube!

· Color: Maroon
Price: $38,500.
Price: $28,500.
Exterior Color Maroon
Stock # 6425
Estimated Monthly Payment
$496 mo Apply Now
J.J. Best Banc & Co.
Classic Auto Mall
Call: 888-227-0914
Contact Seller: I would like to:
Classic Auto Mall
Call 888-227-0914
MORGANTOWN, PA
Mention AutaBuy.com when you call.


Price: $38,500.
Price: $28,500.
Classic Auto Mall
Call 888-227-0914
MORGANTOWN, PA
Mention AutaBuy.com when you call.

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