A 1966 Chevrolet El Camino Custom Powered by a 350ci V8

A 1966 Chevrolet El Camino Custom Powered by a 350ci V8

The 1966 Chevrolet El Camino Custom is a modified example that is powered by a 350ci V8 engine with L78 aluminum cylinder heads, rotary buttons, a two-level intake manifold, a Holley 750 cfm carburetor and a dual exhaust system. The truck is finished in red over black, and additional equipment includes a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, power steering, 17-inch Torq Thrust forged wheels, a cowl hood, air conditioning, and an aftermarket stereo. The clutch was replaced and the air conditioning system was recently serviced by the dealer. This El Camino is in Minnesota with a clean title in Arizona.

Originally completed in Marina Blue (F-F), the truck was repainted in the current shades of red during the previous ownership period. Features include a hood hood, “El Camino” grille badge, retractable antenna, tinted windows, brushed fenders, and stainless steel inlays.

American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels are staggered width polished, wrapped in Kumho Ecsta Supra tires 245/45 in the front and 275/40 in the rear. The truck is equipped with power steering and front disc brakes. The ride height has been lowered and the suspension is said to be Moog and Hotchkis components.

The interior was originally blue-trimmed, re-upholstered in black and features vinyl bucket seats along with a console and matching rugs and carpets. Amenities include a vintage-style Custom Autosound stereo with an Alpine subwoofer, Hurst converter, aluminum pedal covers, and Floormats El Camino-script. Air conditioning was recently serviced by the seller’s agent.

A pillar-mounted two-spoke wood rim steering wheel fits 120 mph speedometer tires behind an 8k-rpm Sun Super Tach II tachometer. The five-digit odometer indicates 93,000 miles. True mileage is unknown.

The GM Performance ZZ4 350ci V8 box engine was installed during previous ownership. The battery has been moved to the rear storage area, and the additional equipment is said to include the following components:

L78 . aluminum cylinder heads
roller rocker
HEI Distributor
Bi-level intake manifold
Holly 750 cu ft carburetor
Be-Cool aluminum radiator with electric fan SPAL
Tubular heads
Replacing the fuel tank with stainless steel lines
Dual exhaust system with Flowmaster Delta Flow 40 . mufflers

Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a Muncie M21 four-speed transmission reportedly recently fitted with a replacement clutch. Additional images of the bottom are available in the gallery below.

Decoding the body plate reveals the following information.

66-13680-1966 Chevrolet El Camino Custom
Body KAN 7929 – KS 7929
Trim 730-A – Blue Trim
FF Paint – Marina Blue
E – stained glass
2KM – Air Conditioning, Power Glide
5Y – seat belts

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