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AJ's Car of the Day 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

Car: Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

Year: 1969

What makes it special: It's the second year of the Third Generation El Camino, which like the prior year was now longer and based on the Chevrolet Chevelle 4-door station wagon platform. 1969 models showed only minor changes, such as a more-rounded front-end styling. A single chrome bar connected quad headlights, and a slotted bumper held the parking lights.

What made it famous: The Super Sport model included your choice of a 265 or 325 horsepower 396 cu in V8 under a double-domed hood, along with a black-out grille displaying an SS emblem. More potent versions of the 396 engine with 350 or 375 horsepower also made the options list for 1969.

Why I would want one: It's a multi purpose vehicle that lends itself well to customizing, or just a nicely styled utility vehicle for hauling light to medium cargo. It also lends itself well to street rodding status, with a 396 V8 and a factory available 4-speed manual transmission. It's also not as abundant on the road as other models....so it's nice for those who want to stand out amongst the cruise night crowd.

Fun fact: In an episode of King of the Hill called "The Redneck on Rainey Street," Hank's neighbor goes redneck and buys a 5th generation El Camino and explains, "Now I know what you guys are thinking, why not an IROC? Why not a Z-car? It's a Camino..... A Camino is a way of life".


( 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 photo from chclassics.com )

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  1. taniaw posted on 07/02/2014 11:47 PM
    La seconda parte che Repliche orologi compone questo set è l'ultima creazione di HardNine Choppers, una Harley Davidson WLC Orologi replica 750cc dal 1943 che appartenevano all'esercito canadese. Quest'opera d'arte meccanica è stata completamente ristrutturata da Rolex Replica Danny Schneider per più di sei mesi. Il processo di personalizzazione comprende varie tappe del lavoro fatto a mano come rimodellamento dei parafanghi.
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