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1973 Chevrolet El Camino 454 SS

For sale: 1973 Chevrolet El Camino

Technical specifications

Item location:
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
El Camino
Standard Cab Pickup
Engine size:
454Cu. In. V8
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Vehicle Title:
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Factory 454SS '73 El Camino Custom

There are resto-mods, ild-customs and occasionally something like the Street Beast comes along. It is a thundering 454 cubic-inch V8 equipped 1973 Chevy El Camino SSwith the reliable TH400, hich took a turn on the wild side a short while back – and was ultimately transformed into a full-fledged street custom.

In fact, his street custom with 61,436 miles on the odometer sports a factory-correct 454 engine, ccording toVIN 1D80Y32455661. It was rebuilt at 59,000 original miles, hich included new forged pistons, ods, rank, oller rockers, alves and a mild street cam.

It is an over-the-top build using aftermarket aesthetics and performance add-ons – however, t is much more than just another showstopper at the local circuit.

The high-performance 454 V8 performs great on the street through the linear rpm band. It is complemented by full-length headers and cooled by a BeCool aluminum four-core radiator with Flex fan and an electric pusher fan (with an aluminum overflow tank). Other goodies include an Edlebrock 1405-polished carburetor with manual choke that mates to an Edlebrock polished RPM manifold, mild-street cam, i-torque starter, electronically controlled cutouts with a dual exhaust system, ual batteries with conversion box, hrome front-control struts, ilwood master brake cylinder, lamed valve covers and braided stainless lines throughout. An electronically controlled LED lighting package seals the custom theme under the hood. There’s also a custom trailer hitch.

The Pete Santini custom paint and body work in a Ford Expedition metallic black finish is especially sweet (completed in January 2015 for $10,000), hanks to an arrow-straight original body and hours of professional prep by Santini, hich included molding in a rear roll-pan, buttoned-down working hood scoop and cool sunken taillights. Underneath the body, eveals a 10-bolt rear-end with an aluminum-fin cover, standard limit-slip diff, oxed-steel trailing arms with adjustable uppers and a chromoly 4130 rear sway bar.

The red and black interior is as dramatic, oo. While it is heater and A/C delete currently, he interior features a chrome-plated, ebbed steering wheel, &M racket-style shifter, uto Meter gauges, L 12-inch subwoofers, n Alpine crossover, Pyramid amp, nd Pioneer door speakers.

The beauty of owning this wild and crazy ’73 El Camino is that it is a one-off custom that is not easily duplicated. While it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, t is an absolute attention getter, nd surely a contender for a podium finish at the custom car show.

CONTACT: For additional information call BlueChip Motorcars at (949) 496-3000. Or, og onto www.BlueChipMotorcars.com, r visit BlueChip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano, alifornia.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please email us if you would like to see the car in person. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).

It is the buyer’s responsibility to verifythat all of the seller’s information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, nd make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1,000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), ank check, ashier's check, ayPal or bank transfer (preferred).

The remainder is due within 5 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'sCheck, r bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal WILL NOT be accepted as a form of payment for the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, ell it to the next high bidder, r sell it otherwise.

Please arrange financing prior to bidding, e can help with this. Once the final balance has been paid, itle transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, e will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and International shippers should you need assistance.


This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith.

No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, e will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, ut the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.Before delivery of the vehicle, he winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license, ign the Buyer’s Guide and in CA; sign an Agreement to furnish Insurance.

Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, he seller, o the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen Transport Company.
If you are not sure about something, lease ask us. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle.

About Factory Correct Cars offered by BlueChip Motorcars

BlueChip Motorcars periodically offers classic cars that may be listed as Factory Correct, r Numbers Matching. Because there are many opinions about the term(s) used to describe these types of listings, llow us to explain how BlueChip Motorcars comes to that assessment.

As you may know, epending on the source, he term “matching numbers, r factory correct,” may mean many things to many people. Purists might define it as a car with every possible window crank, ash knob or even every nut and bolt is original to the car from the time it left the production line. Although some classic cars do exist in that rare condition, ost do not.

The majority of classic cars on the market were at some point in their ownership, estored or repaired with NOS parts (new old stock) or licensed reproduction parts. Whenever the information is available to us about the use of these parts, lueChip Motorcars will gladly pass it along to the potential buyer.

BlueChip Motorcars uses the term Factory Correct or Numbers Matching only to distinguish a vehicle where the engine casting code corresponds with the VIN and Cowl Tag code. If these codes tell the same story about the car in question, lueChip Motorcars then considers it to be a Factory Correct or Numbers Matching vehicle. However, nless otherwise stated, he transmission, ear end, nd transmission may or may not be original to the car.

BlueChip Motorcars welcomes all potential buyers to verify all the information with a qualified expert. We would be happy to email you all the numbers that are obtainable on any vehicle where the term Factory Correct or Matching Numbers is used.

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