1966 Chevrolet El Camino 327/275 4-Speed
Have you been searching for a vintage El Camino, but you really want one w/ its original drivetrain, in its original color combination, along w/ all of the original aspects that made these little pickups so desirable to begin with? Well, I think that we have just the truck for you!
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very happy to offer you this absolutely beautiful, all numbers-matching, and heavily documented 1966 Chevrolet El Camino 327/275hp 4-speed pickup w/ Factory AC! What a cool little truck! This beautiful ’66 El Camino was delivered to Guy Faught Chevrolet in Mesquite, Nevada, on November 1, 1965, and then transferred 40 miles north to Adams-Pendleton Chevrolet here in St. George, Utah, where its first owner took delivery. Since that day, it has never left super-dry Southern Utah, which is readily apparent by its 100% rust-free body. The original owner was smart enough to keep all of the important original documentation, including the original Protecto-Plate, which shows what the original factory colors were, and most importantly, the stamp codes for the motor, transmission, and the rear axle. It was absolutely the perfect example for a cosmetic restoration, as the truck was in excellent original condition to start with.
Earlier this year, she went in for a full repaint in its factory original shade of Artesian Turquoise Metallic (Code K), and all of the chrome, grille, and stainless-steel trim was completely restored. All of the emblems, T3 headlights, tailights, light fixtures, weatherstripping, etc., are all brand new. As I previously stated, minimal body-work was needed as the body was completely rust-free and in wonderful original condition. She sits on the original 14” steel wheels w/ dog-dish hubcaps caps w/ the Bowtie logo, which are brand new as well. She sits just right, and looks perfect from every angle.
Open the driver’s door and you will find a beautiful Medium Fawn/Light Fawn two-tone interior (Code 710-A), which is factory correct for this truck. Interior features include: new seat covers w/ matching door panels, new steering wheel, new dash pad & dash inserts, new factory-correct shifter & shift knob, new window cranks & door handles, new carpeting, and two sets of brand-new seat belts. This interior looks factory fresh from front to back! All of the gauges, lights, blinkers, etc. are in perfect working order, and the original Harrison air-conditioning unit blows nice & cold. Please look closely at the photos to see how beautiful this interior truly is.
When you walk up front and pop open the hood, you will find the factory original numbers-matching 327ci/275hp engine lathered in Chevy orange paint w/ correct GM components throughout the beautifully detailed engine bay. The original engine pad stamp (F1013EA) denotes the production plant (F) for Flint, Michigan, w/ the correct ‘EA’ suffix code (327/275hp w/ Manual Transmission), which matches the original Protecto-Plate, and shows a build date of October 13, 1965. The motor is linked to the original numbers-matching Muncie M20 4-Speed transmission, which is stamped w/ Muncie code P01011, which matches the original Protecto-Plate, w/ a build date of October 11, 1965. Power is transferred to the original numbers-matching rear axle, stamped CB1004, which matches the original Protecto-Plate, and denotes the 3.36 gear ratio, w/ a build date of October 4, 1965. She fires up instantly, settling into a nice smooth idle, and she runs, drives and performs beautifully in every way. This little pickup is an absolute blast to drive, and there are absolutely no squeaks, rattles, or unwanted noises whatsoever. The original 327ci motor has more than enough power & torque to put a huge smile on your face, and the Muncie 4-speed shifts smooth & precise, just the way they should.
The new owner will get all of the original documentation from the original owner, which includes: original warranty booklet w/ the original Protecto-Plate, original Owner’s Manual in its original plastic sleeve, original Dealership Sales Invoice from November 1, 1965, original Pre-Delivery Inspection Sheet, original Loan Documents from Financing, original 1966 Chevrolet Accessories Booklet, and (12) original registration slips from previous years. Due to its all-original body, all original drivetrain, bulletproof paperwork, and show-quality condition, I consider this to be an investment grade El Camino, period!
Again, if you have you been searching for a vintage El Camino w/ all of the right investment qualities, as well as one that can be driven and enjoyed to the fullest, it would be very hard to beat this gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet El Camino 327/275hp!