About 6 weeks before the 60th Anniversary Celebration, someone ( Ken I think) posted about the lack of First Generation advance entries. When the day came there were 12 or 14 First Generations that showed up. Every one was outstanding. They are out there. There are several photo albums in the 60th forum that will have photos. If you post your bretheren will show.
Iceburgh, There are quite a few 59 and 60s still around. Are you building a 59? Or, what is it that you wish to discover about them? I have owned several over the years and I have owned the one in the photo since 1986. If you have a question let me know. I have probably had the same issue at some point.
I LOVE the first gen el caminos. I own a 60, and have for about 10 years but have not had the funds or opportunity to begin working on it. It needs an extensive amount of rust repair. The wife hints towards selling it often, but I can't give it up. Nothing beats the lines of those cars. I plan to start working on it late this year or early next. Right now I'm focused on getting a few things fixed on my 70. That was a daily driver for me for a few years.
I used to work at the Chevy Dealership out here about 10 years ago. That looks a lot like the car that belonged to the Painter that worked at the same dealership. Such a clean car. It was powered by a 348 if I remember correctly.
Well that takes care of that. Theres no doubt in my mind it's the very same guy/car. I remember that color, thought it was unusual at the time, but a beautiful color none-the-less. I can't wait to get my 60 in a drivable state.
What is a swamp cooler ? Some fine looking 59`s . Wish I could afford one but the prices have gone nuts . I think the 59 dashboard is one of the most beautiful ones ever made in a production vehicle . I have two 59 dashboards sitting on a shelf so it is the first thing you see when you walk into my garage . Sitting next to them is a cool 59 model that 464elky gave me recently . I am curious as to what gas mileage the 348 gets ?
Len, I can answer that one. in city 10.5MPG on. the highway 10.5MPG. Flogging it all day long 10.5MPG. I have tried everything I can think of to squeeze out a little better MPG with zero success. I guess you just have to look at the bright side, it draws a crowd every time I pull in for gas.
PS. when he said swamp cooler he was referring to the window AC unit. It was an early means to cool down the cab on hot days. Never owned one but, I think it used ice and air flow.
However, I can show you some more.
It has a bench seat.
They have an agreement.
His lady rides in the center seat, sitting next to him as they go to car shows.
If buckets get installed, well then she sells the car.
Seems to work really well. She is a nice lady. Good to have her next to him.
I am curious to know what affect the Corona Virus Pandemic has had on our El Camino ( and our cousins ) , activities around the world . Here in Florida , our popular Gainesville Get Together and 1/4 Mile Run , scheduled for March 20-21 was cancelled when the Auto Plus Racetrack ( home of the...
We have a bunch of wild names on here. Some of them I see and understand but some of them I can't figure out. Not to mention any (strkpr00, CoyoteOn2,) :poke:and the list goes on and gets even wierder.
So I'll start
DONE DEAL DONNY was givin to me at a job. When they wanted something completed...