Car: Chevrolet Chevelle El Camino
What makes it special: The El Camino was produced the Chevrolet for model years 1959 through 1987. It was an adaptation of a two-door wagon platform that married the cab and cargo bed into the body.
What made it famous: The 1967 El Camino received a facelift and new styling for that model year. New grille, front bumper, trim included. It had air shocks as standard equipment for larger loads. Disc brakes, a collapsible steering column, and a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission also became available for the El Camino that year. It was the second year for the availability of the L35, L34, and L78 396 cu in V8, and the L35 325hp, 396 V8 was the base powerplant for the SS396 series.
Why I would want one: It’s the best of both worlds. Hot rod and truck.
Fun fact: A GMC badge engineered variant of the El Camino called “Sprint” was introduced beginning with the 1971 model year.