NUT-SHELL DESCRIPTION: For your consideration I have for sale a nice driver quality 1971 El Camino. It is powered by a rebuilt 454 cubic inch engine, its connected with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission and 10 bolt rear-end, it stops good with power brakes, disc in front and drums in the rear, it drives good with power steering, the black paint has a brillant shine, the chrome decent and black interior looks good. This is not a new car, it is not a $100,000 show queen, but it is a very nice driver that look real good.
MILES: 80566 reading today.
TITLE: Clear title in hand with a VIN that matches the car.
HISTORY: I can not tell you a thing, I bought the car from a car restorer friend of mine that lives near Cincinnati, Ohio.
HAS THE CAR EVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT? I see no signs of a bent frame or major accident damage.
IS THIS CAR A REAL SUPER SPORT? I do not have a clue, it looks like one, I will not guarantee you that is real.
IS THIS A MATCHING NUMBERS CAR? No! It now has a rebuilt 454 cubic inch truck engine. Lots of people consider this better, I do not know what the car was born with.
IS THIS A RUSTY CAR? I do not consider it a rusty car, no rust places on the outside, no rust bubbles in the paint. The underside is not beautiful, it looks like a old car. I see where the floor bottoms have been replaced, the passengers side drop down in the rear quarter, some scaly places. It no rotisorie restoration that cost $50,000, this is a driver quality. The frame does look solid, the body mounts do look solid to me. Sorry guys, its just a fact of like your not going to get beutiful on the underside for this price.
ENGINE: The engine casting numbers are 14015445, the web site I looked at says this is a 4 bolt main truck engine that could have been built between 1975 and 1987. The engine was said to have been rebuilt with a Seal Power rebuild kit, it runs good with lots of power. It has a low RPM ping under load, I do not here it at about 3000 RPM not under load, but in gear under load I here it. We adjusted the valves and the engine had anew lifters and cam put in when it was built. The car has a 180 degree thermostat and seems to run at that on the road, it has a electric fan that comes on when you turn the switch on, car gets warmer when you set still, if you add air are in a very hot climate you may want to invest in one of the heavy duty aluminum radiators with a super high volumn fan.
TRANSMISSION: Its a good shifting Turbo 350.
REAR-END: Its a 10 bolt with no whines or growls, it has a good highway gearing.
EXHAUST: Full tube headers, mellow sounding mufflers with turn downs only
PAINT: The black paint has a very good shine and the body is straight when you look down the sides. No dents, no dings, a few touched up chips. The worst thing I see with the paint is 3 or 4 chips on the top that have been touched up. Nice paint job, but it no perfect job that someone spent $20,000 on. Please come inspect it!
BED TOP: Its in good condition with no holes. It does rattle some at certain road speeds, it does not have a hod down at the rear. I hate to drill holes to put one because some guys might not like the top on.
INTERIOR: The seat cover is very good with no wear and no holes, the door panels good, the dash pad good, carpet good, but not new. The worst thing I see is the arm rest tops that have been recoverd with fuzzy material and the headliner is replaced with vinyl.
CHROME: Decent chrome and stainless, the bumpers look real good, the emblems good, the drip rail has a couple of dings, the tail light bezels have pits, the corner bed trim has some pits.
GLASS: The side windows roll up and down good, the windshield is good with a super faint wiper mark, no cracks or chips.
GAUGES: The gauges are in a pod under the dash and they work.
LIGHTS: The headlights work, the tail lights work, the brake lights work, the turn signal work, the interior light does not work.
TACHOMETER WORKS.....HORN IS NOT WORKING.
WHEELS AND TIRES:Decent GM Rally wheels, the tires have good tread, but do look like they are old.
WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE CAR: I think it a good looking car that runs good, drives good and stops good. I do not think its a perfect show queen, I think its good driver quality and its priced that way.
WHERE IS THE CAR LOCATED? Here at my home/garage in Athens, Tennessee 37303.
PLEASE NO TRADE OFFERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!