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That restored and towing a Formula Ford would be perfect for me...

If I could drive fast worth a damn.

Let me stand corrected...

That towing a bass boat....hmmm...

Would make a great weekend vehicle.

Chris

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...or a great parts car.

Who am I kidding, I'd end up restoring this one too.

If I buy it and give you cash for all the parts needed, will you restore it for me? :P

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If I buy it and give you cash for all the parts needed, will you restore it for me? :P

There would be the small matter of my fee...

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You know I was thinking the same thing. Camino buys it, restores it, then hands me the keys just because I'm such a nice guy. Sounds equitable to me.:)
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There would be the small matter of my fee...

You can drive for 6 months before I take over. :D

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Given how good the underhood looked on Camino's wagon, I think just the opposite...we can all go work as apprentices under Camino and learn the art of resto.

Then we can restore our own cars, and Camino can play with Zora and Arkus.

Chris

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It would beat the hell out of fixing other peoples Camry's for a living, now wouldn't it?

Chris

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It would beat the hell out of fixing other peoples Camry's for a living, now wouldn't it?

Chris

That's one thing I would never do...

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Classic car sales are WAYYYY down....

Now would be a good time to buy, if anyone in our nation still had a job...

Chris

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Camino:

Pardon me for being rude, but I just don't get your fascination with these

B-rated 1970s examples of GM's first signs of decline. I can think of

exactly 14 BETTER exmples of ElCaminos.

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

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Camino:

Pardon me for being rude, but I just don't get your fascination with these

B-rated 1970s examples of GM's first signs of decline. I can think of

exactly 14 BETTER exmples of ElCaminos.

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

Matter of opinion, I guess.

Anyways, Camino is not the only one who likes that style...

I would love to have a Camino or Mali Wagon around those years (70s).....

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Oooo... photos please of a '61, '62 or '63!:AH-HA_wink:
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Oooo... photos please of a '61, '62 or '63!:AH-HA_wink:

OK (because you KNOW it's been done) ::

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That's swingin', Daddio!
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I like the 64-65 the best, followed by the '59. Also love the 70, and the 71-72.

But to me 65 is the best.

(Ducks before getting hit with a wrench)

Chris

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First of all, I love all of the El Camino bodystyles. My current fascination with the '73-77 examples is just that, my current fascination.

Those years represent the fourth gen El Camino, and I view them as having a different sort of value vs. the other gens.

I have also owned 3rd and 5th gen Caminos.

The 3rd gens are my favorites, but they are not quite so affordable as the others.

And yeah, your inclusion of '61-'63 in your list gave me a chuckle, 68.

As much as I wish they had happened, they did not.

I once saw a photo of a '63 that was a GM promo-style model - so perhaps. like the G8ST, they came close to existing.

66Stang: No danger of thrown wrenches for my direction.

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Good, because I have a thing for both the 73-77 and the newer 78-87 El Camino's as well.

Had a friend who had an 86 or so El-Camino in black that was a nice truck.

But for me, the 64 and 65 bodystyle is the best looking. I like the clean, simple dashboard of that bodystyle, and it's got a cleaner profile from the side IMHO.

I would love to find a clean example as a weekend driver someday. Also sharp are the 61-66 Series of fullsize Chevrolet trucks.

Chris

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not only has a Phantom-Camino been done of EACH of those three years

but it's EXACTLY what amino loves to do, phantom cars that SHOULD

have existed but didn't.

Another great Phantom Camino would e a '64 FULL SIZE Camino, or better

yet a FULL SIZE '65 Impala fastback based one. Be still my heart. :)

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I once saw a photo of a '63 that was a GM promo-style model - so perhaps. like the G8ST, they came close to existing.

Never sen that, would LOVE to.

But either way one thing the car-show circuit has taught me:

If there is a Phantom arm-chair car-nuts have ever thought of,

someone, somewhere has done it.

Like the dozens of awesome wagons wearing GTO-Judge, HEMI,

Shelby Cobra & GS-X Stage III emblems and many times GUTS.

Either way, the only reason why I'm driving an '84 Mercedes

instead of a '37 Plymouth Bustleback or '59 Buick Electra 255

Riviera Six-widow is CO$T.

And yes, I do understand that is a factor but the way I see it:

$4000 solid project + $20,000 restoration on a '70 ElCamino

is a better investment than:

$300 project '77 ElCamino + $20,000 restoration.

You know me Camino, not trying to be a jerk. :P

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