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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1959 Chevrolet El Camino. It is powered by a fuel-injected 383ci stroker backed by a 4L60E four-speed automatic. Features include power front disc brakes, power rack-and-pinion steering, modern power accessories, air conditioning, wood-trimmed bed and modern stereo system. Finished in metallic blue over a black leather bucket seat interior, this first-generation El Camino comes with a clear Utah title.

The metallic blue exterior is complemented by a billet grille and dual side mirrors. The bed is lined with wood and stainless steel and features a custom body-colored fiberglass tonneau cover.

A set of 15-inch polished aluminum American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels is wrapped in new 235/60/R15 front and 255/60/R15 rear BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires. A matching spare is mounted under the rear end.

A pair of late-model BMW bucket seats are upholstered in black leather. Features include center console housing a shifter, cup holders, armrest and storage compartment. Additional features include air conditioning, power windows (including vents) and locks, billet aluminum three-spoke steering wheel with chrome tilt steering column, alarm system and an electric emergency brake from Kindig-It Design. An Alpine AM/FM touchscreen stereo is complemented by a rear wall-mounted speaker, subwoofer and amplifier enclosure.

A set of Dakota Digital gauges include a speedometer, 6,000-rpm tachometer and readouts for the fuel level, voltage, water temperature and oil pressure. The digital odometer reads 8,891 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is provided by a 383ci stroker V8 and is backed by a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission. Underhood features include an Edelbrock fuel injection system, aluminum heads, intake manifold, finned aluminum valve covers and air cleaner, electronic ignition, polished aluminum radiator, dual electric fans and aluminum serpentine belt accessory drive system.

The chassis has been modified for a more modern power rack-and-pinion steering system, independent front suspension and Ford nine-inch rear axle. Braking is provided by power front discs and rear drums. A new 23-gallon fuel tank with integrated fuel pump has been installed, Of course, a dual exhaust system exits at the rear through quad outlets.

A Certified Appraisers Guild of America report that values this vehicle at $124,000 will be included with the purchase of the car.

The auction for this 1959 Chevrolet El Camino ends on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 4:40 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


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