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P.O. Box 3617
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

Phone: 805-451-8434

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

Vehicle Story

I'm Jim Woltman, Senior Advisor at Santa Barbara Honda. Here's my newest project! It's an original California El Camino built in Los Angeles, specifically at the Van Nuys plant. The previous owner before me bought it from a guy in Los Alamos in June of 2014 as a project. The vehicle was stripped to bare metal with a new roof skin installed. During that process workers discovered the remains of a 6-foot rattlesnake! Once they got the snake out, the El Camino was primed and painted by Dino's Autobody in Goleta, California. The vehicle also got a new 12 bolt posi-traction rearend with 4:11 gears. During the restoration the previous owner decided to give up on it and sold the El Camino to me to finish up. I just bought a new (not rebuilt) 383 Blue Print engine with FiTec fuel injection. I also added new tires, tubular control arms front and rear. It has bucket seats with floor shift, new brakes and calipers, all Auto Meter Gauges, aluminum radiator with cooling fans and Centerline wheels. Yes, I've dropped some serious money into it. Check out the photo of the restoration and enjoy. I will post more photos and a video soon. I also built the orange 1972 Nova Custom also featured here on Gas Geek.

  • Year 1970
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model El Camino SS
  • Mileage Unknown
  • Exterior Color Black
  • Interior Color Black
Would I consider selling it?
Yes, if the price is right