This 1964 GTO / El Camino Mashup is an exercise in “what if” GM had offered such a beautifully styled combination of muscle car performance and truck utility.
The build took 10 years to complete utilizing the door frames and center body structure of a 64 El Camino. The fitment is amazing and the doors shut like a vault! It was then placed on a 65 GTO frame that was refurbished with Global West high performance tubular control arm suspension, complete with front/rear sway bars, urethane bushings, and gas shocks. The ride and handling are excellent! Power drum brakes stop on a dime and power steering makes it that much more enjoyable.
The body, sheet metal, bed, tailgate, glass, chrome, and trim are in excellent condition. Everywhere you look you see Pontiac GTO so the execution of the build is very nice. We have seen such parings before but never utilizing a 65 GTO front clip which many consider one of the best-looking front ends ever offered in the sixties. It does not stop there, open up and look inside and you see a 65 GTO dash, instrument cluster, including a GTO 120 MPH speedometer and in-dash tachometer. The custom stitched bench seat has contrasting red piping, new seat belts, and cloth/vinyl combination fabrics. GTO door panels finish out the interior along with a padded dash complete with the GTO grab handle.
Power comes from a Pontiac 389 V8 with 4-barrel carburetor, GM HEI distributor, long tube headers, and X-pipe, turbo muffler dual exhaust that exits through stainless steel tail pipes. It sounds terrific! The motor fires right up and runs excellent.
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