Jason , You are smart to get these manuals . So much great info in one place . Every owner would benefit from having them . As Karadjgne and Vinny D said , they are worth their weight in gold . Most owners do not have one and another book that can be valuable is entitled Chevrolet Interchangeable Parts Catalog . Many of the parts from other like year/ models will interchange with the El Camino . After I was told about it`s availability by Steve Sanders , I purchased one for my recently acquired 59 .