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Old 04-05-2009, 07:02 PM
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what do you think is it a car or a truck??


i think it is a truck because it has a bed and a tail gate.

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It's a CRUCK!hahaha
Old 04-05-2009, 07:07 PM
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I personally think its a "crack",either that, or the guys who designed it were on crack...
Old 04-05-2009, 07:12 PM
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Its a Chevelle with a bed, trucks have the option of a diesel engine and 4X4. BTW a rim change would make that car look a lot better.
Old 04-05-2009, 07:16 PM
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Its a Chevelle with a bed, trucks have the option of a diesel engine and 4X4. BTW a rim change would make that car look a lot better.
Nissan titan, Toyota tundra, Chevy Colorado, dodge Dakota, and ford ranger arn't available with a diesel
Old 04-05-2009, 07:27 PM
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Default RE: chevy el camino

Its a Chevelle with a bed
i voted car
Old 04-05-2009, 07:30 PM
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ORIGINAL: wlind05

It's a CRUCK!hahaha
I like what he said! LOL

I think they designed it to be a little of both on purpose. Because what if you like having the bed of a truck for storage and the looks and handling characteristics of a car, but you can't affors two vehicles? Thats why they made the El Camino.

Edit: Yea a wheel change would be nice.
Old 04-05-2009, 07:30 PM
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Default RE: chevy el camino

It's a coupe utility. No I'm not making that up, that is a real class of car.
Old 04-05-2009, 07:37 PM
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I've always thought of them as trucks but they are coupe utilities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coupe_utility
Old 04-05-2009, 08:28 PM
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i dunno but with the right engine they are FAST. my uncle was restoring 2 camino's about 6 mo. ago and i got to drive one. wow, big block
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Default RE: chevy el camino

When that auto was originally designed the distinction was not as important. In this age the classification is meaningless anyway.

Plus, I agree with the rim change observation. The factory SS wheels with beauty rings are gorgeous, especially with the 'Chevrolet Motor Division' knockoffs in the center.
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Nissan titan, Toyota tundra, Chevy Colorado, dodge Dakota, and ford ranger arn't available with a diesel
Those aren't real trucks . The Dakota used to have a 4 cylinder diesel as an option though.
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Default RE: chevy el camino

I dont think its iether a car or a truck. Its just an el camino. Like a ford rachero but better.
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I dont think its iether a car or a truck. Its just an el camino. Like a ford rachero but better.
lol +1 thats always a good description, someone asks "what kind of car you drive" you say "its not a car its an el camino"
Old 04-05-2009, 11:05 PM
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Its a car because that is what it is classified as for insurance and registration purposes.

But just like the ford version, its butt ugly.
Old 04-06-2009, 08:40 AM
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Default RE: chevy el camino

I see it as a car, based on what is underneath. Also of interest is this section of Wikipedia's entry on the BRAT:

Similar in concept to the Chevrolet El Camino and the Ford Ranchero, American versions also had carpeting and welded-in jumpseats in the cargo area that served to reduce import duties. Although the Brat could fairly be called a truck, the seats in the cargo bed allowed Subaru to designate the BRAT as a passenger car. Passenger cars imported into the US were charged only a 2.5% tariff, compared to 25% charged on trucks.
It's interesting to see what small things will switch a designation from truck to car.
Old 04-06-2009, 10:03 AM
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Default RE: chevy el camino

you can't haul a new atv home in your a car so I vote pickup, most pickups sold in america are not 4 x 4 or diesel so that is a pretty bad measuring stick for a trucks definition. I though it was a bygone era until I saw some australian mags, they just call them UTEs over there and they still sell alot of them, its like a el camino, a car frame and chassis with a bed.
My cousin had a thing for these cars, he had several older ones and still has a choo-choo conversion one, like this but black





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Old 04-08-2009, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: chevy el camino

Wasnt one of the advertising points of the El Camino was that it was "The car that hauls"

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