1972 Chevy El Camino

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1972 Chevrolet El Camino
Very Good
Transmission Type
Exterior Color
Category  Muscle Cars

1972 El Camino This is a great driver car for cruise nights, etc. It is badged as an SS model and in 72, that was difficult to tell if it was a factory option as there are no data cards that state the SS option. The cowl tag and the VIN do not list the SS option. The cowl tag and VIN do let us know that this car started out in Kansas City , MO built in the Leeds plant. It has been in CT for at least 10 years. It came from the factory with a 350 2bbl V8, which is still believed to .....
be the original engine in the car. The original paint was Burnished Copper Metallic and it was repainted in a similar color several years ago. The interior was originally black vinyl which has been changed out to an ivory/cream color, which in my opinion, looks better than the black with the current burgundy metallic paint. The car runs and drives great and looks the 70's part with the Cragar mags and the staggered tire sizes, 255/60's in back, 235/60's up front. The car comes sparsely equipped which was typical of the day. It does have AC (blows cool, not cold.. could use a recharge) and power steering. It has 4 wheel, non-power, drum brakes. The car has had the brake master cylinder replaced, along with the alternator and a new true dual exhaust. The sounds the part as well as looks it. She is rot free and there isn't a whole lot of surface rust to be seen either. The 126,000 mile V8 puts out roughly 165HP and 250lb.ft through a three speed auto trans and files it back to a GM 10 bolt rear. A great looking car that shows some of her age, runs and drives well, sounds great. She can be enjoyed for $22,000 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person/test drive or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
Power Steering
Air Conditioning
AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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