Chevrolet El Camino is a coupe utility vehicle that was produced by Chevrolet between 1959-60 and 1964-1987. Unlike a pickup truck, El Camino was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body.
Introduced in the 1959 model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero coupe utility, its first run lasted only two years. Produced resumed for the 1964-1977 model years based on the Chevelle platform, and continued for the 1978-1987 model years based on the GM G-body platform.
Although based on corresponding General Motors car lines, the vehicle is classified and titled in North America as a SUV. GMC’s badge engineered El Camino variant, the Sprint, was introduced for the 1971 model year. Rena med Caballero in 1978, it was also produced through the 1987 model year.
The 1980 El Camino started out the 1980s with few changes, though engine choices were shuffled a little. The base V6 displaced 229 cubic inches, up from 200 the year before. Horsepower increased from 94 to 115 hp (116kW). Optional again were a 267-cubic-inch V8 wth 1265 hp(93 kW) and a 305 V8, now with 155 hp (166kW) (down five).
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