1965 Chevrolet El Camino

2dr Pickup 8-cyl. 283cid/195hp 2bbl
$14,900 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1964-1967 Chevrolet El Camino

Ford’s compact Falcon-based Ranchero worked alone in the car-truck field from 1961 to 1963, then Chevrolet re-entered the segment with a downsized El Camino, this one based on the division’s new mid-sized A-body Chevelle. Although weight and wheelbase were down a bit compared to its 1959-60 forerunner, the 1964 El Camino still bragged of a longer, taller cargo box and a wider tailgate. Base price for six-cylinder models was $2,267; adding a 283-cid V-8 added $100 to that bottom line. Two trim levels were offered, with the base version looking as plain as the Chevrolet’s bare-bones 300-series A-bodies. The Custom El Camino featured the Malibu’s brightwork and stylish full wheelcovers. All Chevelle V-8s were optional, including the Corvette-sourced 350-horsepower, 327-cid L79 small-block. Chevy’s new 396-cid big block, introduced in the 1965 Malibu, became an El Camino option in 1966. Super Sports, save for actual “SS 396” badging, were available in 1966, but a true El Camino SS didn’t appear until 1968.

1965 Chevrolet El Camino Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Pickup
  • Engine Types
  • 6-cyl. 230cid/140hp 1bbl
  • 8-cyl. 327cid/350hp 4bbl L79
  • 8-cyl. 327cid/250hp 4bbl L30
  • 8-cyl. 327cid/300hp 4bbl L74
  • 6-cyl. 194cid/120hp 1bbl
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/220hp 4bbl L77
  • 8-cyl. 283cid/195hp 2bbl

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