1966 Chevrolet El Camino LS7 427 FUEL INJECTED
1966 Chevrolet El Camino, Fuel Inj LS7, Wilwood, Coil-Over, A/C, Frame Off Resto
When it comes to El Camino's, 1966 is considered by many to be the best year, that aside, this isn't your average El Camino.
Powered by a Fuel Injected LS7 427ci mated to a built 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive and outfitted with top notch components throughout. This Ultimate Elco Resto-Mod retained all of its original sheet metal through the frame off restoration and is finished in Classic PPG Marina Blue over custom Black Leather interior.
The Budnik Wheels and coil-over suspension provide the perfect stance while the Custom Engine Bay can be displayed with pride with a smoothed firewall and apron.
A GOODGUYS Award of Excellence Winner, this is simply a stunning El Camino that checks off all the boxes!
Fresh out of an 100 Hour Detail, she is ready stand tall and shine bright while shredding asphalt!!
- LS7 7.0L 427ci with 625 Horsepower
- GM Performance EFI
- Custom '57 Corvette Coil Packs
- 4L80E Transmission with TCI Controller
- Custom Billet Converter
- Line Lock
- Front RideTech Coil Over Suspension With MuscleBar
- Rear Chassis Work G Link Tubular Suspension with Vari-Shock Coil Over Shocks and Anti-Roll Bar
- Wilwood 13" Aerolite 6 Piston Calipers with Drilled and Slotted Rotors
- Hydro-Boost Brake System
- Cerakote Sanderson Headers
- Cerakote 3" Custom Exhaust
- GM 12 Bolt Rear End with 3:73 Eaton Tru-Trac and Moser Axels
- Custom Budnik Billet 10 Spoke "Gasser" 18" Wheels with Polished Lip and Brushed Spokes
- 245/40 Tires Upfront and 275/45 in the rear
- Custom Carbon Fiber Dash
- Autometer Gauges with GPS Speedo
- Budnik Steering Wheel
- Flaming River Tilt Steering Column
- Vintage Air A/C
- FatMat Thermal Barrier
- Lizard Skin Sound Deadening Undercoat
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About the El Camino:
Ford Australia was the first company to produce a coupé utility as a result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia, asking for "a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays". Ford designer Lew Bandt developed a suitable solution, and the first coupé utility model was released in 1934.
Ford introduced the 1957 Ranchero, and established a new market segment in the U.S. market of an automobile platform based coupé utility.
In 1959, Chevrolet responded with the El Camino to compete with Ford's full-sized Ranchero.
Chevrolet reintroduced an all new, mid-size El Camino four years later based on the Chevrolet Chevelle. The 1964 model was similar to the Chevelle two-door wagon forward of the B-pillars and carried both "Chevelle" and "El Camino" badges, but Chevrolet marketed the vehicle as a utility model and Chevelle's most powerful engines were not available.
Initial engine offerings included six-cylinder engines of 194 and 230 cubic inches with horsepower ratings of 120 and 155 HP respectively. The standard V8 was a 283 cubic-inch Chevrolet small block with two-barrel carburetor and 195 HP with optional engines including a 220 HP 283 with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts. Added to the El Camino's option list during the course of the 1964 model year were two versions of the 327 cubic-inch small block V8 rated at 250 and 300 HP—the latter featuring a higher compression ratio of 10.5:1, larger four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts. El Caminos also featured Air shocks in the rear, as well as fully boxed frames. The shocks were continued over all generations, the frames only thru 1967.
The 1965 El Camino received the same facelift as the '65 Chevelle, with a more pronounced V-shaped front end, and a higher performance L79 version of the 327 engine rated at 350 HP that was also available in Chevelles. Most of the other engines were carried over from 1964, including the 194 and 230 cubic-inch Turbo Thrift sixes, the 195 HP 283 cubic-inch Turbo-Fire V8 and 327 cubic-inch Turbo-Fire V8s of 250 and 300 HP
In 1966, GM added a 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 engine to the lineup rated from 325 to 375 HP. The 1965 327 would run low 15s in the 1/4 mile (at some 90 mph), while 1966 to 1969 models were easily into the mid- to upper-14s. New Sheetmetal highlighted the 1966 El Camino, identical to the Chevelle. A new instrument panel with horizontal sweep speedometer was featured. Inside, the standard version featured a bench seat interior and rubber floor mat from the low-line Chevelle 300 series, while the Custom used a more upscale interior from the Chevelle Malibu with plusher cloth-and-vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting, or optional Strato swivel bucket seats with console. A tachometer was optional.
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