I am listing my 1979 GMC El Cabarello. I did a basic restoration in 2010.
Unfortunately I need to sell for financial reasons...would not even think about selling otherwise. These El Caminos are becoming rarer and rarer and the Caballero is even more so.
Overall the car is in great condition. During restoration I did the following:
1. Had SBC 350 rebuilt and bored out .060. 2-step up cam installed during rebuild.
2. New rebuilt 200R4 transmission with appropriate cross member.
3. Edelbrock carb, intake, fuel pump, and water pump installed.
4. New power steering pump, AC, steering gearbox, master cylinder,
5. New brake and fuel lines.
6. Installed like-new complete dash.
7. New carpet and seat covers, interior trim and panels dyed black.
8. New paint and rhino-type liner in bed.
9. Removed bumpers and installed roll pan.
10. Custom tail gate with license plate bracket removed.
11. New cowl front hood.
12. All new bushings, tie rods, u-joints, etc, brakes, etc.
13. New grill and light bezels
14. New weatherstripping for doors and windows
15. Flowmaster Exhaust (I believe Super 40) dumped before rear axle.
16. Rear End from 1985 Monte SS (3.73 I think, non-posi as I was led to believe it was).
17. 205/75R15 Coopers on front, 275/60R15 Tiger Paws on rear. Great Tread.
18. Vintage looking American Racing wheels.
19. Tinted windows (not pictured).
I am positive there is more not listed here...
In a nutshell, car was stripped down to bare body on frame (frame was never removed although all frame mounts and bushings were replaced). Essentially all components are new or rebuilt, and all suspension parts were either sand blasted and repainted or replaced and painted.
There is very little to this car that hasn't been replaced in the engine compartment (radiator, coolant reservoir, washer fluid reservoir, wiper motor....these are original and what I can think of right now).
Although this car is in excellent shape, there are a couple items that could be better:
1. Small ding on left rear quarter above wheel well. Hardly noticeable unless you know it is there,
2. Small indention on front right of hood (pushed a little hard in closing it, and in the wrong place)
3. A couple minor chips on front bumper (it has been driven...maybe 200 miles since restoration)
4. Linkage to tranny is not perfect. Have to shift past reverse to get back into. Somebody can probably adjust. I did buy some high dollar adjustable linkage from Summit but just not good enough to adjust, I guess.
5. A couple interior trim piece are screwed in from outside (couldn't locate clips at the time).
6. Some dings are chrome around bed (have replacement chrome for this for all except tailgate and rear corners that would be included).
7. Seat covers were low quality...can easily be replaced.
8. Transmission fluid cover leaks slightly and occasionally. I am told this is common and that a 700R4 pan would fix.
This car runs and rides great...and is definitely loud. And is definitely an attention-getter that only needs a little minor work to make show ready.
Thanks for looking and bidding! Please let me know if you have any questions.