Friday, July 05, 2024

Automotif DXIX...

The other day we had a Malaise Era Chevrolet Corvette, and today's subject is a Chevy of a similar vintage. Here we have a '78-'80 El Camino, the downsized 5th generation with a wheelbase two inches shorter than the previous one's.

For '78 buyers got a base 95hp 200 cubic inch V-6, with a pair of optional 4bbl V-8s, either a 145hp 305 or a 170hp 350. By 1980 the 350 was gone and the baddest factory motor was a 155hp 305, but at least base cars now had a 229cid V-6 rated at 115hp.