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El Camino Trim Level Custom
Viper Red
The vehicle was born as a trim level El Camino Custom with a black exterior, red interior with red vinyl bucket seats, and a 327 CID with a Muncie M20 four speed transmission. Around 2005 the first owner had the vehicle completely disassembled. All metal surfaces were sanded and the exterior and the interior were painted a viper red. Not a trace of the original black can be found anywhere and it truly looks as if the vehicle was born viper red. The first owner also had all new reproduction door panels, carpets, visors, dash pad, and headliner installed in the original red color. A matching red carpet cover was made for the spare tire & the wall behind the bucket seats was also carpeted. The original vinyl red bucket seats were kept and are in excellent condition. Also, the 327 CID engine was replaced with a Jan 1965 327 CID engine and all new tinted glass was installed with new rubber gaskets. New grille and headlight bezels were installed as well as new front parking light assemblies with new lenses and new rear light assemblies with new lenses. The original radio was replaced with a Custom Autosound USA-6 AM/FM radio.

The second owner purchased the vehicle in 2010 and was not happy with some areas of the exterior paint so he had the entire exterior of the vehicle sanded, removed all side emblems, and repainted it viper red in 2011. The second owner also had the engine rebuilt & painted, installed polished aluminum pulleys, a chrome alternator, Vintage air/heat with polished aluminum compressor, flexible stainless steel braided hoses, Griffin aluminum radiator, 12 inch dual electric fans, Edelbrock NASCAR Edition RPM air gap intake manifold, 570 Street Avenger Holley carburetor, Ansen black powder coated valve covers, electronic ignition, tubular control arms(front, rear, upper & lower), Spohn sway bars, front power disc brake conversion(zinc plated, drilled and slotted rotors), power steering conversion, cruise control conversion, new shocks for the front, new air shocks for the rear, and a mechanical water temperature gauge. He installed all new tires mounted on FOOSE 15 inch rims as well as a new ignition switch, new wiper switch as well as new door locks and door handles. Finally he had the bed sprayed with matching red Line-X and replaced all the bed and tailgate bolts with new stainless steel bolts.

I purchased the vehicle in Feb 2012. I had the Muncie transmission rebuilt and ran the numbers and I found it to be original to the vehicle. A new clutch was also installed as well as a new Hurst Street Super Shifter. The differential was completely worn so I had a new limited slip positraction installed with 308 gears along with new rear axles & seals, new rear brakes & new wheel cylinders. I replaced the chrome differential cover with a metal cover which is powder coated gray and embossed with the word SOLID. I had the original pot metal console rechromed and I installed new reproduction front & rear bumpers as well as new rear license plate light assemblies. I replaced the 16 inch original steering wheel with a Grant 14 inch steering wheel, installed new viper red kick panels with 100 watt speakers as well as a new Retrosound Model One AM/FM radio with iPod & USB connections, installed a mechanical oil pressure gauge which matches the mechanical water temperature gauge. I installed tri-bar clear dot halogen headlights and I had a dual Flowmaster American Thunder header back exhaust system installed. The speedometer/odometer stopped so I had a reproduction one installed. When the dash was taken apart to install the speedometer/odometer I noticed the tachometer had been replaced or replaced the clock somewhere along the line. The rear aluminum rock and mud extensions are missing and they are not being reproduced and I have yet to find a used pair. The vehicle still sports its black and yellow 1964 California license plates.
1964 Chevrolet El Camino Trim Level Custom (Viper Red)


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