I miss the El Camino and it’s been long gone since its production ended in 1987. Thirty-five later and I am still waiting for Chevy to bring it back. I don’t know if there is a market for an El Cam, but the selfish part of me would like the option to hit up my local dealership and buy a new one.
But I have alternatives for my El Camino cravings…
“This SPORT UTILITY TRUCK is based on the Commodore SS specification,” the listing states. “This Holden was Federalized via a complete Chevy Caprice PPV drivetrain and suspension with Corvette brakes.”
The Holden Ute, produced by the Australian General Motors subsidiary, was produced from 2000-2017 and is a modern El Camino in every which way. It’s considered a two-door coupe utility and has a similar front end style to the Pontiac GTO or Chevy SS. Both the GTO and SS were based on Holden vehicles and the styling is very GM.
This left-hand drive Ute is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine that the listing advises produces 315bhp. The engine is paired with a column-shifted automatic transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels. It has a black exterior over a black interior with bucket seats.
The Ute is listed for $76,930, which is well beyond my El Camino budget. But if Powerball favors me then I will have a modern El Cam in the driveway. Until then I will window shop on ClassicCars.com with dreams of El Caminos dancing through my head.