Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Reference & Articles' started by 65restomod, Oct 22, 2019.
I'd rather have an El Camino.
A 59 or a 70, oh yeah.......
1970 SS427, 4-speed.
With the mid 60's (64 - 67) cars, I'd rather have a Ranchero. With the late 60's to early 70's specified in the article, I'd rather have an El Camino. I'd take a pass on anything newer, just because I prefer older iron. Just my two cents.
If I wasn't a Ford fan, I'd go for a '68 SS 396 El Camino. I think GM was ahead of Ford in body design, and especially interior design. That dash, those Astro buckets, that lovely 3-spoke steering wheel; nice stuff.
I think Chevy had the perfect design with the 68/69 El Camino. That style is one of the most beautiful cars ever designed. I could get a lot more Ranchero for the money, though (and I had experience with Fords, working on my '67 F250), so the El Camino lost the coin toss.
Just put ranchero emblems on it ,Nobody will be any wiser
Ha! They all think they're all El Caminos, anyway!
Gotta admit that interior looks good BB but I think that if I had to own one it would be a 59.
Back in the day (1960s) I always wondered why Dodge/Mopar never came out with something like the Ranchero and El Camino???
That's a good question. Imagine a Hemi Charger 'Moparo', or a 340 Scat Pak Dart-ero.
They never hopped in the full size SUV game either. Go figure.
IMHO, nearly all Sixties seats in low-priced cars are moderately comfy to downright uncomfortable. This includes Astro buckets, as one of my former boss' friends, and a customer, has a '68 or '69 Chevelle (can't specifically remember), same black interior, and I was not enamored with those seats.
If I could afford to park an SS 396 in the driveway, the seat discomfort would be a small price to pay. As you pointed out, my '64 bench seat is moderately comfortable for zipping around town, but if I had an out-of-town trip, it would grow tiresome.
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