Images are general in nature and may not reflect the specific vehicle selected.
History of the 1968-1972 Chevrolet El Camino
A redesigned A-body platform translated into a longer wheelbase for Chevrolet’s 1968 El Camino. Sales went up by 20 percent to 41,791 – a new high for the car. That record then soared to more than 57,000 in 1972, the last year for the Coke-bottle-shaped Chevelle body that had debuted four years before.
Popularity of V-8 engines was on the rise, and by 1969, 94 percent of that year’s El Camino run was ordered with either a small-block or big-block. The latter group consisted of the SS 396 rendition, introduced the year before. Like its Malibu-based counterpart, the SS 396 El Camino came standard with a blacked-out grille, bulging hood and a 325-horsepower 396-cid Mk IV V-8. Again like its passenger-car cousin, the Super Sport El Camino appeared in two forms in 1970: an SS 396 and SS 454. Most prized in the latter ranks were the super-rare LS6 version and their 450 wild horses.
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 Info
8-cyl. 396cid/375hp 4bbl L89
8-cyl. 396cid/375hp 4bbl L78
8-cyl. 396cid/350hp 4bbl L34
*Please note: All prices shown here are based on various data sources, as detailed in About Our Prices. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value(s) on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle(s) is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. If you would like to discuss your Hagerty Insurance policy, please call us at 877-922-9701.