Chevrolet El Camino 1959-1987

May 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet El Camino SS454 (1970)
Top Speed (mph)
0-60 mph
1/4 mile
450 @5600rpm
Torque lbft
500 @3600rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
No of speeds
Wheels driven
No. of Seats
Additional Info: There are many options and the model spans 5 generations from 1959-1987. There is also a lack of detail about these vehicles. 1964 had 283cu V8’s with 196-220hp and a 327cu with 250hp. 1965 also gets a 327cu with 300hp and a 327cu with 350hp. 1966-67 gets a 396cu with 325hp and a 396cu with 350hp. 1968-1969 also gets a 396cu but now with 375hp. 1970 see’s 454’s with 360hp and the 450hp above. 1971 gets 350’s with 245-270hp, a 396cu with 300hp and the 454cu now only with 365hp. 1972 drops to net hp with 350’s having 165-175bhp, the 396cu with 240bhp and the 454cu rated at 270bhp. 1973’s 350’s have 145bhp-175bhp and a 454cu with 245bhp. 1975 was the last year for the 454cu with 215 net bhp. The most powerful engine available with the 5th gen El Camino was I believe the 170bhp 350cu, until the return of the El Camino SS (1984-1987) with a 190bhp 305cu engine. The SS was also available with the Monte Carlo front end.


1st Gen El Camino 1959-1960

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1959 El Camino 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

2nd Gen El Camino 1964-1967
1965 El Camino 1967 El Camino

3rd Gen El Camino 1968-1972
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1968 Chevrolet El Camino 1972 Chevrolet El Camino

4th Gen El Camino 1973-1977
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5th Gen El Camino 1978-1987
Chevrolet El Camino SS 1982 Chevrolet El Camino
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