I''ll be the first to say it: I didn''t know El Caminos could be this cool. Sure, we all love their unbeatable combination of performance and practicality, but to take one to this level, give it a Pro-Touring stance and a trick two-tone paint job, well, that takes a special kind of visionary. This car attracts a ton of attention, and suspecting that would be the case, the guys who built it spent a ton of extra time on the details. This isn''t your average, run-of-the-mill beater Elky, this one was a super-clean original car that was taken to the next level by guys who could probably be called artists, not just bodymen. Gaps are excellent, and the two-tone urethane paint is about a mile deep, even up close. Look closely and you''ll appreciate how the two-tone treatment doesn''t just bisect the car, but follows a very subtle line through the middle that you''ve probably never noticed in single-color paint schemes. With a hard-shell tonneau cover and a surface-mount hood scoop, it looks smooth yet aggressive, and the deep chin spoiler, body-colored bumpers and factory chrome grill all work together quite well. The 21st century has arrived inside, where an equally slick two-tone interior is the ideal complement to the fabulous bodywork. That''s the original bench, now wearing custom-stitched hides with light gray piping. The factory dash was retained, including the stock instruments, but there''s a column-mounted tach that''s just visible through the billet spokes of the custom LeCarrera steering wheel and a full array of auxiliary gauges on the A-pillar. Matching door panels were fitted, along with new carpet and a fresh headliner to make it feel new inside, and I especially like the custom bezel for the Hurst shifter-a nice touch. Entertainment comes courtesy of a new AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, and you''ll note that this is a factory A/C car, whose system has been completely rebuilt and blows ice cold. A 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 is the right choice, since it bolts right in and makes big power without a lot of fuss. Beautifully dressed with satin black valve covers and a matching air cleaner, it''s a great way to bring everything up to date. Contrasting red details like the lettering on the air cleaner and a set of bright red plug wires add visual interest, and it''s quite obvious that someone spent a lot of time planning this build. One look underneath will convince you that this has always been a rust-free truck, although a 4-speed manual transmission was never on this particular Elky''s options list. A new dual exhaust system gives it a great voice, new air shocks out back allow it to still haul anything you can throw at it, and the lowered stance looks right. 17-inch Torque Thrust style wheels with black centers wear Goodyear radials. You won''t find a cooler El Camino anywhere, and if your tastes run towards Pro-Touring more than Pro-Street, this is your truck. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.