If you watch enough TV about cars, it''s easy to forget that the best cars to own are those like this 1965 Chevy El Camino, which are fully-sorted and built with love by guys who just wanted to have some fun. So if you''re looking for a nicely restored old cruiser and don''t care about the nonsense, this Elky deserves a good look. The paint is just a few months old, and by using single-stage urethane, they managed to duplicate a very authentic factory look. ''65 El Caminos are not exactly common, and finding one this straight and clean is definitely exciting. It hasn''t been modified or turned into something it''s not, but rather looks like an honest old truck/car that''s been loved. Gaps are good and the bed hasn''t been bashed by guys using it to haul construction supplies, so it''s in great shape under the spray-in bedliner. Chevelle fans will find a lot of familiar shapes and curves on the El Camino''s body, making it a fascinating study in platform engineering in the mid-60s. There''s also plenty of bright trim that''s in great shape, from the chrome bumpers to the original grille, to the discreet ''283'' badges on the front fenders that hint at what''s to come. This El Camino benefits from some driver-friendly upgrades inside, including the original bench seat which has been reupholstered with comfortable black cloth that looks right in the vintage hauler. The dash has lots of shiny surfaces surrounding the original instruments, which still show clean faces and bright orange needles, and the controls for the heat and defrost are new. An aftermarket A/C system has been neatly installed under the dash, and thanks to a modern compressor and R134a refrigerant, it''s efficient and easy to service in the future. The door panels have been upholstered to match the seat and the black carpets are in very good shape with protective mats. For entertainment, there''s a digital AM/FM head unit with iPod connectivity, so you don''t have to travel in silence, although listening to the 283 burbling away under the hood is plenty entertaining. Rebuilt about 7000 miles ago, the tidy 283 under the hood looks period perfect in the El Camino''s engine bay. For the most part, it sticks to the factory formula, from the original air cleaner finished in satin black, to Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself. Everything looks recent, and starting with a southern car made it easy to get things like the inner fenders and firewall looking great. It spins a 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission, and the spotless undercarriage is fortified with things like new brakes, a fresh dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, a rebuilt front end, and new shocks all around. Out back, the 10-bolt hangs on a set of new coil springs which are augmented by a set of coil-over helpers so you don''t have to be afraid to put this Elky to work. Factory steel wheels are fitted with SS hubcaps for effect, and a set of industrial-looking blackwall radials that give it just the right blue-collar look. A neat early El Camino with all the upgrades to make it a pleasure to drive today. Affordable and sorted, this is the right car at the right price. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.