1985 Chevrolet El Camino Classic
GM Goodwrench Crate 350 V8
700R4 Automatic Overdrive Transmission
Air Conditioning & Heat
Power Windows - IN OP
Remote Driver's Mirror
Tilt Steering Column
Power Front Disc Brakes
14-Inch Factory Wheels & 215/70R14 Kumho Radial tires x 4
Wheel Well Moulding & Lower Body Moulding
Vinyl Bench Seating
As always, the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum is the location for many of our photos of this classic 1985 Chevrolet El Camino. Be sure to visit our friends at the Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is located only minutes from the museum. This is an attractive El Camino. The paint and body are in very good condition. The sides are straight and the finish has a good shine to it. This looks to be a professional repaint of the original color. The stock wheels wear newer 215/70R14 Kumho Radial tires all around. The glass has been tinted left & right. Open the doors to 1985. This interior is in good condition. The factory vinyl bench seat is clean and detailed, with some minor damage to the driver's bolster. The upholstery is clean throughout. There are rubber floor mats. The carpeting is original and shows fading and is torn in spots, but is intact. The air conditioning blows cold air.
The dash is original with exception of an updated AM/FM Pioneer CD Stereo. The carpeting is also original and again, shows fading. The steering wheel is original and in good condition. The tilt steering column is functional. The gauges are functional including the factory tachometer. The car is warmed up and running in the above photo. You can see it runs cool and has excellent oil pressure. The engine was replaced in the past with a GM Goodwrench crate 350 and still runs great. The bench seating has headrests. There is some bolster wear and a hole on the driver's side, shown above and below. Behind the seating it is in good condition as well, this El Camino could use a professional detail inside and out.
The paint, body, and mechanicals are the strong points on this '85 El Camino. The hood lines up straight. The headlamps are working as are the turn signals, brake lights and horn. The engine is the non-original GM Goodwrench crate 350 V8. This engine was installed some time ago and runs good, paired with the stock 700R4 automatic overdrive. The firewall, inner fenders and core support sheet metal is solid. Many original decals can been found under the hood. The power front disc brakes functional well and again the air conditioning needs service. It is not working. The bed is in excellent condition. The special curved glass also shows well. These are the factory wheels, in great shape & fitted with later radials all around.
The flooring looks excellent left to right. The frame is also straight and original. The exhaust system retains the catalytic converter. It looks like there is some minor rust along the edge of the passenger inner quarter panel, shown above. Otherwise, a very solid original undercarriage. The factory VIN plate is intact and legible. The door panels appear to have been dyed red at some point, likely replaced due to wear and made to match. The headliner is in very good condition. The door undersides show some corrosion at the drain holes, not too bad and overall solid. The original door identification decals are in place and somewhat legible.