: I have a web site!
09-05-2003, 02:25 PM
:-D Ernie fixed me a web site and boy did he do a nice job. What great people here at ECC! I'm proud to be a part of this community indeed.
What do you all think. I've owned her a whopping 4 days and I'm still in love. No buyers remorse yet. Wife thinks I left her for some other woman. She hasn't seen me for......let's see......4 days!
Thanks Ernie for all your help.
09-05-2003, 06:41 PM
Welcome to ECC Stan. Great looking Elky you have there. It looks like a fantastic Elky and a great price. I bet it rides as good as it looks.
Enjoy your new toy!
Nice web site also. Ernie came through for you.
09-05-2003, 06:52 PM
:thumbsup: Wow JW, what a gorgeous Elky!
Mine does ride down the road great. I had it on the highway at 70 and I could let go of the steering wheel for 10 to 15 seconds without corrections needed. I thought I got a good buy too but others have said I paid too much, like my wife....lol. I'm happy and I feel like I got a good deal and I guess that's all that matters. I probably would have paid the sellers asking price when all was said and done. I did have love at first sight!
09-06-2003, 04:50 PM
...I thought I got a good buy too but others have said I paid too much, like my wife....lol.
$4500 is not a lot for a nice El Camino. If you're happy with it, regardless of what others say, you didn't pay too much. You got a good deal and now you've got a real nice looking Elky to be proud of. I hope it lasts you a long time.
Start taking it to car shows and see how good it feels when someone says: "Wow, what a nice El Camino..."
About the web page: The web space is free here at ECC. The page I made for Stan was a 10 minute quicky web page. If anyone else would like the same type, just send me an e-mail and I'll help you set it up. Everyone should be able to show off their El Camino at ECC.
09-06-2003, 07:23 PM
Stan, nice ride! I can tell from just reading your text on the car how excited you are about your new toy! I can tell that car has gone to one owner who will really care for it! We are all just as happy as you are that you found this neat El Camino and that you are a part of this site! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Way out here on the west coast...Dave 8)
09-06-2003, 08:06 PM
:oops: Thanks Dave from way out west. Thanks all for the nice welcome.
09-10-2003, 05:11 AM
Good service and nice job, Ernie G.
Dabobbers: Very nice looking Elky. You did not pay too much. That Elky would sell for $5000+ in Chattanooga.
So, from the black 1/4 window trim, paint scheme, front spoiler...is this a true RPO Z15 Super Sport? (ChooChoo SS decals, notwithstanding).
09-10-2003, 07:16 AM
Dan. I was so leary of it not being a SS I insisted on seeing all proof to verify its model. The owner had printed a copy of RPO codes from the internet (not as extensive as ECC has) highligting the Z15 code meaning SS and the RPO on my elky with the same code. I thought it would be on the title and was very gun shy when it was not. Needless to say, I've been had many times in my life and don't easily throw caution to the wind as readily as when young. I thought there would be more proof then just a RPO code available? They evidently did the same thing before they bought it a year prior, being the father has a classic car and has had many through-out his life and rather knowledgeable on these kind of things.
After all is said and done though, I thought there were more things then just some decals, trim pieces, and a RPO code (that many times is lost or unreadable) setting the SS apart from a non SS. I can see why SS and non SS's will become blurred over time as owners restore their elky's and give them whatever "look" they desire. Just an observation from a rank amatuer on these kind of things. I haven't seen a clean Elky I didn't like, SS or not, so it's all in the eyes of the beholder and/or beholdee? lol :?
09-10-2003, 02:20 PM
Unfortunately, 4th and 5th generation El Camino Super Sports was nothing more than an appearance package. But, what the hey, in my humble opinion the SS from any year is the most collectible El Camino from that year. The exception, again, in my opinion, is when there was an optional SS 396 and an optional SS 454 for any given year. Then, if ever given a choice, I'd go to the SS 454 as the most collectible El Camino for that year. (e.g. 1970)
09-10-2003, 03:05 PM
I agree Dan. The SS would be the most collectible but maybe only the ones that have legible RPO stickers? Otherwise, they're so easy to clone, IMHO. :roll: