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I am looking for a low mileage, automatic, electric windows, air conditioning, flexible on the year, no body or frame rust, all/almost original El Camino in excellent condition as I can in the price range of up to 10K price but would consider spending more for the right one. The only color I would not want is black, sorry! No rush or I can be, cash buyer! I sold the two I owned. I can be reached at [email protected]. Thanks
 

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Check out Barrett-Jackson or Mecum auto auctions, I've seen on tv what look like nice low-mileage El Caminos sell for considerably less than I would have expected.
 

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. . . all/almost original El Camino in excellent condition as I can in the price range of up to 10K price but would consider spending more for the right one. . . .
I suggest looking at your local Craig's List and eBay.

You must have some idea of what year(s) you are interested in. If you know that would be helpful to indicate.

$10k for a #2 truck isn't going to get you much in the years that I'm tracking (around '68), so I'm assuming you are looking at something newer. The average $ for a '68 is about $17,800, a '70 about $18,800, and a '74 about $10,500.

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# 1 would be condition and then price. An El Camino in the 1980's would work. I am looking for one I can drive, not work on. I know prices are all over the place so I am in no rush or I can buy tomorrow if the right one comes along.
Thank you for the input.
 

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# 1 would be condition and then price. . . . I am looking for one I can drive, not work on.
You are not going to find a #1 truck in your price range -- unless your favorite aunt bought one new, drove it to church twice, then parked in her garage, with a soft cover on it and never used it again, and is now willing to give it to you, her favorite nephew. If so, that's great!

A #1 truck would meet the following: "Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is 'concours.' "

After you drive a #1 vehicle, it becomes a #2 vehicle. That's just the way it is.

Hang in there, you'll find a nice looking driver that you can be proud of.

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I take that to mean #1 priority, not #1 condition.
 

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I am looking for a low mileage, automatic, electric windows, air conditioning, flexible on the year, no body or frame rust, all/almost original El Camino in excellent condition as I can in the price range of up to 10K price but would consider spending more for the right one. The only color I would not want is black, sorry! No rush or I can be, cash buyer! I sold the two I owned. I can be reached at [email protected]. Thanks
I think it would be very doable for a fifth generation to meet the criteria. I wish mine had the options, we could make a deal!!

Robert Jordan, isn`t yours for sale in that range?
JP
 

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Sorry for the confusion. My # 1 priority is the condition of the truck, no body or frame cancer, dents and so on.
I have owned several El Camino over the years! I love El Caminos! Great car/truck! To bad they stopped make them!
Thanks for your help in my search!
 

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I would look at the 78 to 81 series. I'd want the 350 engine with a th350 transmission...

My favorite is the 68 to 72 generation, that series cant be beat. That massive frame that there built on helps make them handle like there on rails..

I'm 62 and wished I would of discovered them a lot sooner in my life. The first one I drove was a worn out 71 and immediately noticed how well it handled and felt compared to the clean 71 Chevelle SS I owned and was driving at the time..
 

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I bought my 71 last August for 5 grand. Body has no rust, strong running 350 with turbo 350 and 10 bolt rear. I just kept checking Craigslist and local ads. I found mine about twenty minutes from my house. I've done a little work on it, just to make it the way I want it. They don't command Chevelle pricing. Great investment I think!
 

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I have a 1984 two tone blue with a 350 and a 1987 two tone grey with original 305 and overdrive. Both are in excellent shape and I would consider a fair offer on either one.. Dan
 
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