07-18-2003, 05:31 PM
I had such FAITH that someone in this ELITE group of car lovers could and would help me find a HOME for this beautiful '74 El Camino! I know it needs a little work but it is MORE worth the effort! The previous owners did so much to make it special and my "EX" neglected it after he bought it so a LITTLE TLC will bring this baby back to life!! PLEASE help!!!
07-19-2003, 06:28 PM
How much? Where do you live? and Got any pictures
07-19-2003, 07:50 PM
Hi - thanks for writing - the El Camino was brought to my home via flatbed trailer... I was told it had not been driven in about 4years - but that it probably just needed a battery (ha!) I don't have pics yet - but plan on taking some soon... I am NOT knowledgable about this car - it was given to my son by his dad... just from LOOKING at it - it needs a front grill and the interior needs to be replaced - the seats are in ok shape but the dash and steering wheel are dry and cracked from age (I think they are original) The body looks good - it could use some touch up paint and a good waxing (or just repainted) and a new bed liner installed (it appears to have had one at one time and there is a discoloration from the adhesive - my best guess) there is a hood scoop and the doors are shaved - it has an electronic opener - the tires look ok - but again my best guess is they should NOT be driven on due to age - the chrome/mag wheels still look great! AND the title indicates the mileage to be 60,000 B ("B" means in excess of the odometer limits) - I was told my ex bought this from a friend of the family after the father/son team found a different muscle car project - so there is what I know - sorry it is so limited! My ex is not very forthcoming with communication and details so it is going to take a REAL expert to make the final determination! Any offers will be considered so don't think you will hurt my feelings or insult me - I just want to be fair for both parties (my son and the new owner!) (and get it out of MY yard!! there's a redneck joke lurking here!!) I will consider any reasonable offer - I've been doing some checking and the cost/value is in the neighborhood of $2,500-4,500 - I guess it is going to be a buyer's market! I was hoping I would learn more from the REAL experts through this website - suggestions and hints are more than welcome! Thanks for responding! It gave me a little hope! ;) Thanks again - and I hope to hear from you soon. OH - I am in Arizona. My son is in the Navy (stationed in VA) - he gets out in February and is planning on going to college so this is not a "project" he can get too involved in.
07-19-2003, 08:25 PM
well that is a little much for me. i need somthing less costly! plus too far away.
07-19-2003, 10:19 PM
The distance is considerable!!! But - thanks for your interest! Hopefully this will "prime the pump" and more interest will flow in!! Hope you have a wonderful summer!
07-20-2003, 09:25 AM
$2,500-4,500 is probably going to be too much for the average person to consider for the amount of work you listed that it needs. Parts for that gen. Elky are hard to come by. For $4500, there are plenty out there that don't need much work, if any at all. But, I'm just going by your description, pics would really help 8)
07-20-2003, 09:30 AM
As I said it will be a buyer's market!!! I will consider any and all offers - the last resort will be donating it to charity! They will at least haul it away at no cost!! plus my son will get a tax write-off! I will work on getting pics! Thanks for your input and suggestion!!
07-20-2003, 03:12 PM
Ok - more details!! the El Camino Orphan has 360 V8 engine - 450 turbo transmission, dual exhaust, header with cherry bombs/glas pax attached - 14" air filter and there are chrome parts on the engine (to make it pretty!) IT NEEDS a starter and a battery - replace the fluids and that's it! The electronic ignition is an MSD or MDS...??? Again, any reasonable offer will be considered - this baby needs a GOOD HOME!!