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Posted: 9/3/2004 8:57:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 9:00:40 AM EST by lvgunner777]
I just sold my 69 El Camino SS 396 and I am looking for a new toy to play with. I found this 71 El Camino SS on Ebay and just went and looked at it in person. The car is in immaculate condition, it has a 6 speed Richmond gear box, 4.11 gears, and a built LS6 engine. (454) It has all new polyurethane bushings and the car is faster than shit, about a mid 12 second car with slicks.

What do you guys think?? He said I could have it for $11,750 if the auction doesn't exceed that price.


cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2488283625&category=6153&sspagename=WDVW
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:59:18 AM EST
looks tempting, it has an LS6!
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:01:06 AM EST
I've always wanted an el camino. They should bring that one back.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:05:26 AM EST
personally I like the 70 much better than the 71 the single headlights just don't look right to me.

Was it an original LS6 car?

That is way too much rearend gear for a richmond gear box some of those richmonds have a stump pulling 4.00 first gear

If you could get any type of traction without breaking the rear end that car should be faster than 12's.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:05:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
I've always wanted an el camino. They should bring that one back.

look into the Holden Maloo. Aussie vehicle....probably what the El Camino would have become if it had lasted here in the states.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:06:19 AM EST
cant stand the paint job
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:06:49 AM EST
If I had the money, I'd do it.

I love El Camino's.

1968 is my favorite year though.

I say go for it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:07:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:
personally I like the 70 much better than the 71 the single headlights just don't look right to me.

Was it an original LS6 car?

That is way too much rearend gear for a richmond gear box some of those richmonds have a stump pulling 4.00 first gear

If you could get any type of traction without breaking the rear end that car should be faster than 12's.





When we had it on the freeway it was tacking about 2600 rpm at 65 mph in 6th gear, not too bad actually. The first gear is in the 3's the guy said, I'm not sure what it is exactly though.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:09:38 AM EST
Here is the 69 I just sold:


Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:10:08 AM EST
IIRC your 69 El Camino was pretty sweet. Why did you sell it? (if you don't mind my asking)
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:13:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By lvgunner777:

Originally Posted By Mak762:
personally I like the 70 much better than the 71 the single headlights just don't look right to me.

Was it an original LS6 car?

That is way too much rearend gear for a richmond gear box some of those richmonds have a stump pulling 4.00 first gear

If you could get any type of traction without breaking the rear end that car should be faster than 12's.





When we had it on the freeway it was tacking about 2600 rpm at 65 mph in 6th gear, not too bad actually. The first gear is in the 3's the guy said, I'm not sure what it is exactly though.



The richmond 6 speed has a overdrive so thats not going to be your problem, I was concerned with the low first gear along with the 4:11 rear end.

Think about it originally they would put the close ratio M-21 or M-22 with 4:11 gears that had a 2.20 first gear and even with that and BBC torque you could barely plant the bitch.

Now amagine 4:11 with a mid 3 first in a big block el camino with not too much weight over the rear tires???

You wont be able to hook up in first at all,

But hey thats always fun for those mile long burnouts Just makes em a bitch to race.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:15:48 AM EST
"8 CYLINDERS 454 Liters"

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:27:14 AM EST
Get it!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:30:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:
Was it an original LS6 car?




Not an option in 1971.

I would say it is probably worth it if it is as clean as you say it is. I saw a pretty cherry stock LS5 454 for sale for $17,000. If you want a stock type car I would probably pass but if you want something to play with it looks pretty nice.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:33:21 AM EST
Looks like it sold..
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:42:08 AM EST
let it go

I'd find a Chevelle with that much balls, and save some change in the process.

............with $10-12K, you can find a lot of El Camino
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:43:29 AM EST
+1
The paint job is gaaa-hyyy!



Originally Posted By GummyBear1:
I love El Camino's.
1968 is my favorite year though.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:59:29 AM EST
I dont like the 71 grille the LS6 wasn't available in 71 the richmond 6 speed is great I wish I had one in my cutlass, and the paint is kinda gay.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:36:00 AM EST
Oh well, someone bid it up to $12,500. Like said earlier, $12k area will buy a lot of El Camino. Now if I could get my hands on a big block Chevelle for that kind of money, then I would be a happy camper.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:18:34 PM EST
Just as well. Let it go. You already had an el Camino and sold it. There are so many other muscle cars to get and so little time.
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