I traded my 1984 El Camino Conquista yesterday for a 1989 Corvette. The El Camino's engine was finally in its death throes, and when I looked at the cost for a new engine, tranny, and exhaust (All of them were deteriorating) plus the cost of my bodywork, I realized it wasn't at all worth it to keep this truck for any reason. So, I went to a used car dealer and looked around. Dad was interested in a Blazer, but when I pointed out the showroom 'Vette for $10,000, his eyes lit up. We managed to get them to lower it to $7000 + my truck, which had virtually no trade in value. I do miss my El Camino, but here's to new beginnings with my black Vette!