Chevy El Camino
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Chevy
Model: El Camino
Chevy El Camino

The Chevrolet El Camino, Spanish for "The Road" was a car built by Chevrolet in the United States, and was released in response to the success of the competitor Ford Ranchero. Over the years, the El Camino was sold as The Super Sport, The Conquista, and as the regular El Camino. Drivers in Mexico may recognize it as the Chevrolet Conquistador. Oddly enough, many El Caminos are still in use today as daily transportation, and some are even used at various racing venues. The late 1960s model of the El Camino commands the highest price and was the inspiration for Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Johnny Lightning toys. On the other hand, the 1980s version is the most popular of any generation of body styles. The El Camino can be seen in other places off the roadways as well, such as on the Discovery Channel program Monster Garage where once an El Camino was turned into a Figure-8 racer. Popular culture has also taken a liking to the El Camino and is evident in its placement on some television series and on the big screen. The title character of "My Name Is Earl" owns a fourth generation El Camino. Humorously, in the animated King of the Hill, Khan trades in his Maxima for a 1980s El Camino in his attempt to transform into a redneck. He appropriately parks it visible in the parking lot to help generate sympathy for his daughter who is applying for college. The list continues and on the television series Prison Break, an El Camino is hotwired in Defiance, Ohio. Also in the sitcom That 70's Show the character Steven Hyde owns a second generation El Camino. Hollywood may not be happy to learn that it has been constantly rumored for years now that GM may bring back the El Camino. That really might hurt the car's placement as the center of jokes all around. If a newer and of course better El Camino were released, maybe it would actually retain some respect.

<< Back to Vehicle Index
Back To Top