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HomeAutoHunterAutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

A car that hauls. A truck that hauls.

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this restored 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396. It is powered by a rebuilt 396cid V8 backed by a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. Features include late-model bucket seats, power steering with tilt steering column, power windows, center console, power brakes, updated AM/FM/cassette radio, and more. Finished in burgundy over a black leather interior, this El Camino comes with a clear title.

The reportedly rust-free body has been refinished in a metallic burgundy. Features include louvered SS hood, black grille with bright trim, fender-mounted antenna, longitudinal trim, and SS emblems.

A set of 18-inch Boyd Coddington polished aluminum wheels is wrapped in 275/35ZR18 (front) and 295/35ZR18 (rear) Toyo Proxes radial tires.

The cabin has been updated with late-model black leather bucket seats. Features include power windows, power steering with tilt steering column, center console-mounted automatic transmission shifter, air conditioning, and vintage-look AM/FM/cassette stereo with kick panel-mounted speakers.

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mph speedometer, 7,000-rpm tachometer, clock, and gauges for the fuel level, oil pressure, temperature, and battery. The odometer reads 80,036 miles, though the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power comes from a rebuilt and reportedly numbers-matching 396 big-block backed by a TH400 three-speed automatic. Per the selling dealer, the engine has accrued less than 1,000 miles since being rebuilt. Engine bay features include polished aluminum Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, valve covers, and air cleaner housing.

This El Camino was factory-equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid rear-drive axle. Braking is provided by power drums. A dual exhaust system exits behind the rear tires.

The auction for this 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 ends Friday, March 29, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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