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1976 Chevrolet El Camino Ss Standard Cab Pickup 2-door 5.7l on 2040cars

Year:1976 Mileage:130000 Color: Blue / Black
Location:

Prattville, Alabama, United States

Prattville, Alabama, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Standard Cab Pickup
Engine:5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1d80q6r508447 Year: 1976
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
Trim: SS Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
Mileage: 130,000
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Seats
Sub Model: SS
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1976 El Camino SS

History of the Fourth generation El Camino (1973–1977)  (from Wikipedia)

For 1973, the El Camino was redesigned. Matching the Chevelle line and using the wagon chassis, it was the largest El Camino generation. Energy-absorbing hydraulic front bumper systems created an ungainly appearance on these vehicles and added more weight. There were two different trim levels of El Caminos during this period. The base model and SS option shared interior and exterior appointments with the Chevelle Malibu, while the El Camino Classic (introduced for 1974) shared its trim with the more upscale Chevelle Malibu Classic.

The chassis design was as new as the bodies with 1-inch (25 mm) a wider wheel track, front and rear. The left wheel was adjusted to have slightly more positive camber than the right, which resulted in a more uniform and stable steering feel on high-crown road surfaces while maintaining excellent freeway cruise stability. Clearances for spring travel were also improved for a smoother ride over all types of surfaces; the coil springs at each wheel were computer-selected to match the individual car's weight. Front disc brakes were now standard on all '73 El Caminos. Additional new features were an acoustical double-panel roof, tighter-fitting glass, flush-style outside door handles, molded full-foam seat construction, flow-through power ventilation system, inside hood release, refined Delco generator and sealed side-terminal battery, a larger 22-US-gallon fuel tank, and "flush and dry" rocker panels introduced first on the redesigned 1971 full-size Chevrolets. New options included swivel bucket seats (with console) and Turbine I urethane (backed by steel) wheels, as was the instrument gauge cluster. A benefit of the new body designs was much better visibility of which the unusually thin windshield pillars contributed. A structural improvement was a stronger design for the side door guard beams.

The 307 2-barrel V8 of 115 hp was the base engine. Options included a 350 2-barrel V8 of 145 hp, a 350 4-barrel V8 of 175 hp, and a 454 4-barrel V8 rated at 245 hp. Hardened engine valve seats and hydraulic camshafts made these engines reliable for many miles, and allowed them to accept the increasingly popular unleaded regular gasoline. The three-speed manual transmission was standard; 4-speed manual and Turbo Hydra-Matic 3-speed automatic transmissions were optional. Crossflow radiators and coolant reservoirs prevented overheating. 

The SS, now a trim option, included a black grill with SS emblem, bodyside striping, bright roof drip moldings, color-keyed dual sport mirrors, special front and rear stabilizer bars, rally wheels, 70-series raised white-lettered tires, special instrumentation and SS interior emblems. The SS option was available with a 350 or 454 V8 with the 4-speed or Turbo Hydra-Matic transmissions.  

The 1974 El Caminos sported an elongated, Mercedes-type grille. Inside, the new top-of-the-line El Camino Classic featured luxurious interiors with notchback bench seats (or optional Strato bucket seats) upholstered in cloth or vinyl, carpeted door panels and woodgrain instrument panel trim. The 350 V8 became the base engine and a 400 V8 engine was new this year. The 454, the top engine, was available with the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic or 4-speed manual transmission.

The 1975 models featured a new grill, providing a fresh appearance. Suspension upgrades offered a quieter ride, and radial-ply tires became standard. Dual remote mirrors, new twin sport mirrors, intermittent wipers, and cruise control were among new convenience features this year. The 1975 high energy ignition (HEI) provided spark to the spark plugs with minimal maintenance and increased power. The larger distributor cap also provided better high-RPM performance by decreasing the likelihood of the spark conducting to the wrong terminal. The 250-cubic-inch in-line six of 105 hp (78 kW) was offered as the base engine. The 454-cubic-inch V8, downrated yet again to 215 horsepower (160 kW), made it into 1975 as an El Camino option, but this would be its last go-around. It was not available in California, and the optional four-speed stick was no longer offered. Buyers could now choose an Econominder instrument package that included a vacuum gauge to point out when optimum fuel economy was being attained.

For 1976, El Camino Classic models now featured the new rectangular headlights that other high-end GM cars were sporting. These were quad units in stacked arrangement. The base model retained the previously used dual round headlights. Engines included the base 250 I6 engine, a new 140-horsepower 305-cubic-inch V8, two- and four-barrel 350s (with availability still depending on California delivery), and the 400-cubic-inch V8, still good for 175 hp. All engines except the 250 I6 came with the Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission as the only transmission available. The 250 I6 came with a 3-speed manual or an optional Turbo Hydra-matic.

The 1977 models were little changed, except the 400 V8 was gone. The El Camino Classic was again the top model and the SS option continued.

This particular 1976 El Camino:

I bought this car back in 2012 because of my love for the El Camino.  I have owned several 5th generation El Caminos, but never a 4th generation one.  

I bought the car and drover it some ,but wanted it to “pop”, so I decide to repaint it.  Well, you know what happens when a project starts out simple.  

It turns into a much bigger project.  Once the exterior was looking good, I decided to do something about the factory interior.  

It was looking a little long in the tooth, so I added a little custom flair to it.  The mods I did were subtle and I think really make the car a joy to own and drive.

Unfortunately, the time has come to move on to my next project, and this little sweetheart must go.  I am sure you will really enjoy the car as much as I have.

 

1. The Exhaust system was replaced in 2012 right before I bought the car.

2. The engine starts easy and runs great.  I have had no issues with overheating or poor running the entire time I have owned the car.  

3. It has a custom air cleaner and headers, but the rest of the engine appears to be stock and is the original motor for the car.  

4. The A/C belt has been removed from the motor, but the complete A/C system is still in the car, and appears to be untouched.  

    I didn’t have any R-12 and wasn’t interested in converting the system to R-134a, so I left it alone. 

5. The transmission shifts great.  It goes into gear quickly and drives great.  There are no issues here.

6. There is no noise from the rear-end, and the car drives great.

7. The body has no visible rust and the frame has no visible damage.  I went over the car when I bought it and it looks t obe a very solid car, otherwise I would not have bought it.

Below is a list of the recent upgrades completed on this beauty:

1. New Paint and SS Stripes were done in June, 2013

a. Dark Metallic Blue

b. Color Matched Front and Rear Bumpers

c. New Front Parking Lights

d. New Side Marker Lights

e. New Tail Light Housings and Lenses

f. New Bumper Fillers

g. New Bed-liner coating

h. New Door Weather Stripping

i. New Door Hinge Pins & Bushings

j. New Door Handles, Cranks, Window Regulators

k. New Hood Hinges

l. All Trim was Painted Flat Black to emphasize the SS trim

2. True 1972 dated Corvette Rallye wheels were added to the car in June, 2013

a. Corvette center caps and beauty rings 

b. BF Goodrich Tires – New on front  and less than 50% tread on rear

3. New Interior was done in July, 2013

a. New Carpet

b. New Headliner

c. New Grant Steering Wheel

d. New Leather Seats from a 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

i. Driver Seat is Power

ii. Seatbelts Integrated in Seat

e. New Custom Console with extra-large cup holders and storage

f. New Dash Cover

g. New Gages

i. Oil

ii. Fuel

iii. Volt

iv. Water

h. Original interior panels were professionally dyed to match new pieces

4. Drivetrain was Serviced in June, 2013

a. New Belts

b. New Hoses

c. New Alternator

d. New Battery

e. Fluids Changed (oil, water, transmission fluid)

f. New Filters (air, oil, transmission)

g. Brake system inspected and passed inspection

5. New front steering components and alignment was done in August 2013

a. Tie Rods

b. Pitman arm

c. Ball Joints

d. Center Drag Link

e. Idler Arm

6. New Chrome exhaust tips added in September, 2013

I am sure I have left out several things about the car.  The pictures show the level of quality the restoration was taken to.  

Please be sure to closely examine them and contact me with any questions you may have about the car.

I have a truck and trailer and I will deliver the car to the new owner anywhere in the lower 48 states.  

The first 250 miles are free.  After that, I will charge $1,50 per loaded mile.  I do have other work, so please give me a few days to schedule the delivery after the auction ends.

Please see the auction details about payment and additional shipping information.

 

Please contact me before bidding if you have a feedback score less than 3 or your bid will be canceled. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. This vehicle is sold as is

where is with no warranty written or inplied.

 

All trades will be considered and don't be afraid to contact me if you would like to make me a fair offer.

Good Luck!

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