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I thought that back in 79 when the RK came out. Interesting connection. Brought back good memories.

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I remember that ad from the mags back in the day..don't recall if I've ever seen one in person. Didn't GMC have a package like that also (El Diablo or something?).

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I didn't realize that. I just thought it was a trim level I thought it had the same 305 that was optional in the base El Camino.

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The SS could have either the 305 or the 350 back then and a manual was still available until the '82 model year.

Yes GMC had their version as well: The Caballero Diablo.

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Right around this time Pontiac built a prototype version based on the Lemans, something tells me that the Royal Knight package may have been originally envisioned for that car.

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Any pics of the Pontiac version on the net I wonder?

Someone posted pics of the Pontiac prototype on here a while back..looks like a '78 Grand Am front clip on an El Camino body...black, IIRC, and the GM Heritage Center Museum or something like that?

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Someone posted pics of the Pontiac prototype on here a while back..looks like a '78 Grand Am front clip on an El Camino body...black, IIRC, and the GM Heritage Center Museum or something like that?

Yes.

It is in the Heritage Collection and Fly got a fuzzy pic of it when he was there.

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Oh hell, that's pretty nice. I didn't know about the Pontiac version. Cool.

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The ST has been a long time coming at Pontiac, don't you guys think? :AH-HA_wink:

Much longer than most people think, and this isn't the oldest example!

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Pretty cool looking.....

Any pics of the last few years of the GMC version?

Not on my machine, but they are identical to the Caminos except for badging.

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Beat me to it, YJ! :lol:

:smilewide:

I am liking what I see in this interior shot from the 1978 Caballero brochure:

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I wouldn't mind restoring a Caballero (or a Sprint) or even cloning one.

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This one of one Camino is on Ebay right now with a starting bid of 25k and a "buy it now" of 35k.

I'd love to own it and have been trying to find out what happened to it for years.

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By CaminoLS6

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Looks like they're loading cans of GOAT MILK into that GMC in the one picture. Weird!:lol:
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