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Written by Double Dragon
Monday, 29 December 2014 21:33

1969 CHEVROLET El Camino- Alameda, CA

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The General Motors A bodies were redesigned for 1968 model year and subsequently were left undisturbed for the 1969 model year. The El Camino continued to use the Chevelle front end but now with two wheelbases to choose from (112 inches for 2 doors and 116 inches for 4 doors) the El Camino was built off the 4 door longer wheelbase to provide a bit more length to the pickup truck bed part of the vehicle.

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This ALLEY FIND El Camino not only had scuffs and beatings in the pickup bed to attest to its utilitarian usage but it also sports a trailer hitch. The little 307 V8 engine in this car has seen some serious work in its lifetime.

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Off road fans will note that there is a Travel All parked behind the El Camino. For privacy of the owner, the plate number of the California blue license plate on this truck is removed from this photo. This absence of numbers will prevent my alert readers from realizing that this car was actually registered as a truck. The plate format is the same as used for pickup trucks, not the format used on cars.

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What appears to be cracked paint in the picture is just a residue of tree flotsam decorating the hood. That isn't to say the paint isn't scorched and peeling in places which it is. The vinyl top is in surprisingly good condition due in part to it's light color which reflects the sun somewhat.

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The El Camino is missing its hubcaps and sports a set of older whitewalls mounted on the original steel wheels. The rear tailgate is a correct 1969 item but appears to have been salvaged from another vehicle.

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