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The October 16, 1958 General Motors Press Release for the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino was not the first GM use of the El Camino name plate.
It was common for GM and other automobile makers to display full sized "concept" cars at Motoramas. Some of these show cars were drivable and some were just "skins" on rolling chassis.
In 1954 General Motors produced the Cadillac El Camino, a drivable show car to be displayed in the 1954 GM Motorama.




A little over a year earlier, GM had displayed the Chevrolet Corvette show car. That car went on to become a production car that was very little changed from the Corvette show car.
The Cadillac El Camino did not go on to become a Cadillac production model, but the name was used by Chevrolet for the 1959 production car/truck.

This is the GM press release for the Cadillac El Camino show car:


Cadillac exhibits advanced coupe design at GM Motorama: Companion to the rapier-like La Espada is the El Camino (Royal Highway). Regally styled to blaze across the highways of our great land, it is also prominently displayed at the General Motors Motorama. The El Camino has pioneered in automotive design like its namesake, the original Mission Trail, now grown to a king among highways. Incorporating styling and engineering features identical with La Espada, the fiberglass bodied El Camino is unusual in that it incorporates front and rear fiberglass roof saddles supporting a hand-brushed aluminum top. Unique from a material and finish standpoint is the lightweight and structurally strong hand-brushed aluminum top. Forming a bubble-type aircraft canopy, is curved tinted glass conforming to the roof contours enhancing the crisp, clean lines of this car and providing aero-dynamic qualities. Powered by the Cadillac 230 horsepower overhead valve V8 engine, the El Camino has an over-all length of 200.6 inches and an over-all height of 51.6 inches. Its maximum over-all width is 79.9 inches. Like the striking La Espada, the two aircraft type seats are high backed and built into headrests which flow back to the rear window. A distinctive pioneer in its exterior color as it is in its styling, the El Camino is strikingly attired in a pearlescent Silver color. The instrument panel is covered with a gray leather as are the door hang-ons. The lower roll and cover of the instrument panel cluster area is chrome plated. The insert area behind the instrument dials is hand-brushed aluminum. The tunnel pedestal's upper surfaces are hand-brushed aluminum and the convex shoulders and sides of the pedestal are leather covered as is the armrest. Seat inserts, the bolsters and facings, as well as the upper side wall of the interior and the triangular armrest on each fluted aluminum door panel is graced by distinctive Gun Metal Gray leather. The steering column, horn button and horn ring are bright chrome plated. The wheel rim is wrapped in gray nylon cord. The headlining for the hand-brushed aluminum top is perforated gray Naugahyde which provides an acoustical effect further reducing any operational sound that might be evident. The rear shelf is pearlescent silver fiberglass. The carpet is of gray nylon loop frieze. Instruments and controls for the El Camino are aircraft type and are identical with those used in the La Espada. In the El Camino, Cadillac has again pioneered the ultimate in motoring design and performance and achieved in this car the link of today with the future.
 
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