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General Information

Year
1959
Make
Chevy
Model
El Camino
Color
923A Roman Red
History
Would like help tracking down the early history of this EC. I purchased this car from Dave at Intro Wheels who owned it twice. Original rust free CA car, stored in an airplane hanger in NAPA area for part of its life. Any information on car and previous owners would be greatly appreciated.
1959 Chevy El Camino (923A Roman Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Stock 283, 2bbl. Nice sounding dual exhaust. Road draft tube conversion to carb stype PVC

Vintage air.

PowerGen ? alternator that looks like a generator.

Newer Chevy quick ratio steering box & later model power steering pump
Interior
Impala seat cover & door panels

Cigarette lighter

Radio (basic, no push buttons or wonderbar)

Tinted windshield



Belair steering wheel with ½ horn ring

A push/ pull 4 way flasher switch with an internal indicator light under the dash (dealer installed)?
Exterior
Van Nuys build.
Very straight unmolested body. The factory spot welds are still visible in the rear wheel openings.
Very nice single stage paint, some of it may be original paint.
Fender rockets
Fender mounted rear view mirrors (both sides)
Audio
No pics yet.



Power glide
Suspension
Lowered, but not sure what components were used. One inch F & R sway bars.

CPP 4 wheel disc brakes and dual circuit master cylinder
Wheel and Tire
Dave the seller removed the Intro Wheels and big tires and installed 15" Cragar's & BFG T/A radials for me.

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