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El Camino SS
Metallic Flake Gold
Vicki Sue started her life in Dallas in mid '86 at Young Chevrolet the same way as most vehicles, sitting on a sales lot, waiting for someone to take her home. A father/son had her before me, with the Dad buying her new in the Fall of '86. When I bought her in the Fall of '11, she had 78,xxx original miles.
She's garaged nitely and washed & polished often, even tho she's not perfect. Despite her flaws, she's won "Best in Show" a time or two (a couple of dings, some hail dents; I don't consider it 'damage', but rather 'character' on an old *******'s old truck.) I don't put her in competitions often, but when I do, I have a little sign that I lay up on her dash next to the entry slip. It says "You're right... I'm NOT a perfect "10" -- I've been thru "hail" and back, plus -- I WORK FOR A LIVING!!!" after all, she's still a daily driver.
1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS (Metallic Flake Gold)


Naturally-aspirated 355 cid Chevrolet engine with a cold air induction system and twin exhaust manifold cooling hood scoops; Hi-cooling wide-core aluminum radiator; over-sized alternator (to support sound system amp & other after-market equipment); A/C system has been converted to R-134a.
Center-mount Sunpro triple gauge pak, illuminated digital exterior temp display, Equus speedometer & tachometer (built-in to the instrument panel in original stock locations; factory-installed fuel gauge has been painted black & white to match), new headliner, black-trimmed saddle blanket seatcovers on 55/45 buckets /w/ armrest, 1,100 watt amp coupled to a Pioneer am/fm/cd/mp3-mp4 detachable face receiver pushing twin tri-axle 6x9's, twin 5" rounds & twin 12" subs in independent behind-the-seat kicker boxes & a rear window-mount single shotgun rack.
She was all original when I got her; paint, trim, side molding, headliner. Everything was original except the rims (she even still had the original upper radiatior hose, date-stamped 09-17-86 by GM). All T-bolt trim & T-bolts have been removed & replaced with mid-'80's Silverado style side trim, new metallic flake gold paint job, hood pins, functional triple hood scoops, black double 5/16" pin striping & custom '87 Super Sport deco pak. The bed has been upgraded with a spray-in liner as well as a 3/4" thick rubber horse stall mat & bolt-down black tool box; In the Spring of '13 I installed a 14" x 31" sun roof with smoked deflector. She's also out-fitted with a multi-faceted anti-theft system & a driver's "A" pillar-mounted chromed halogen spotlight.
200-4R backed by a 10 bolt 3.73 rear end.
Ryder gas-charged shocks (front), 3-T's RV T-3 Anti-Rock adjustable air shocks (rear).
Wheel and Tire
Summit racing 8 spoke wheel, powder coated white, 14" x 5 x 4.75, 3.5 backspace equipped with 215/60R14 BF Goodrich Redial T/A black walls (front) & 235/60R14 Cooper Cobra black walls (rear).



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