This 1969 Chevrolet El Camino has the right extras. There's extra distinction from a unique and shining paint. There's extra comfort inside with pieces like the power windows and locks. And there's extra power under the hood with an enhanced big block.
Fathom Green is always desirable. The trim tag tells us it's the factory-correct color, and it was only available in 1969. So it's a terrific Chevy color when you want distinction, especially since this one has been given a respray later in life for a good gloss. The green has the dark intimidation you want, without going fully black. In fact, you know this because there's a well-coordinated black that harmonizes nicely with the deep green. It starts on the Super Sport elements like the blackout grille, tailgate insert, and the full-length SS396 stripe that highlights the straightness of the sheet metal. There's also a hint of premium with the black vinyl roof and the aerodynamic bed cover. And all this darkness is also good with the rest of the muscle car element, like the dual power domes in the hood, large dual exhaust tips, and American Racing Wheels with wider rubber in the rear.
The black accents of the exterior get you ready for the all black interior. It feels great with the seat, carpeting, and headliner having that deep dark appearance. There have been some nice investments in upgrades along the way, like an AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette and provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing). Plus, you rarely find these El Caminos with features like power locks and power windows. It's easy to get comfortable behind the wheel with a later model Chevy steering wheel mounted on a tilt column. Your factory gauges are now accompanied by a Sunpro auxiliary readout trio and a large tach centrally mounted on the steering column.
Under the hood is proper big block power. This is a year-correct 396 cubic-inch motor, but it also doesn't take much to see it has been given some nice investments. It's enhanced with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, Mickey Thompson valve covers, and long tube headers that add even more power while feeding a rumbling dual exhaust. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is a stout unit built to handle big blocks, and this feeds a strong 12-bolt rear end. Plus, you have great all-around driving features like power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide radial tires.
Complete with owner's manual, this El Camino has a sophisticated look and a wicked power package. It makes for an awesome classic you need to get your hands on right now.