Rare 1959 El Camino 454 Big Block Auto Resto-Mod offered by Gas Monkey Garage!
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Last update: 16.01.2014
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Rare 1959 El Camino 454 Big Block Auto Resto-Mod offered by Gas Monkey Garage! for sale
Vehicle DetailsYear: 1959Make: ChevroletModel: El CaminoVIN: H59S145051Mileage: 126645Transmission: AutomaticEngine: 8 Cylinder. 454 LExterior Color: RedInterior Color: RedTitle: Clear DescriptionRare 1959 Chevrolet El Camino 454 Big Block Resto-Mod offered by Gas Monkey Garage. The El Camino was introduced for the 1959 model year. Harley Earl had suggested a coupe pickup back in 1952. The El Camino was based on an existing and modified platform. the new-for-1959 Brookwood two-door station wagon. itself based on the completely redesigned. longer. lower and wider full-sized Chevrolet. We found this very good example having been resto-modded some years ago. We brought it back to the Gas Monkey Garage. put some fresh gas in & started it up . We then went for a test drive. it runs and drives good (made me want to go pick up some donkeys -yeah. this thing hauls Ass!) This El Camino Street Rod was built on a solid chassis that had minimal rust. It has had the floor panels replaced at some time in the past and is solid underneath. The exterior has been re-sprayed a glossy red color at some time in the past and shows some scratches and dings from normal use (see all photos). All exterior trim. grills & bumpers are present and in good usable condition. The bed has been sprayed with a black lining & shows some dings & scratches as well. The interior is complete with all dash & trim components present (even the original radio) & would benefit from some fresh carpet & door panels. The TH400 automatic transmission with a manual valve body is selected with a Lokar floor mounted shifter. All of this is riding on 255/35 20’s in the rear & 225/40 18’s up front. We were going to build this into something with even more street cred. but plans changed with our schedule (we get more cars the same way when someone gets a car for a project and their plans change!) so now you have this rare opportunity to acquire a solid. good running & driving 1959 El Camino Street Rod that’s suitable for a Classic Museum quality restoration. Kick Ass Hot Rod project. Advertising and Promotional use or just drive it like it is until you decide! The winning bidder will need to have a complete service performed prior to extended driving due to time. Please note the windshield has a crack on the passengers side(see all pics)If you’re looking for the iconic 1959 El Camino in good running condition you won’t find a better example that’s priced to sell! Clear title in hand. This truck will be seen on an upcoming episode of the hit show Fast N Loud and the winning bidder will have the option of taking delivery on the show or we can assist with shipping logistics. We sell internationally as well as locally and will end the Auction when it sells. If you have less than 5 feedbacks please send your contact info by “asking seller a question” BEFORE bidding. You can find all of our Hats. T Shirts. Hoodies etc. on our website. See all pics and ask any questions. Additional Photos Warranty InformationThis vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms & Conditions
We sell internationally as well as locally and we reserve the right to end the Auction if it sells. We can assist with shipping logistics. If you have less than 5 feedbacks please send your contact info by “asking seller a question” BEFORE bidding.
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“I’ve been obsessed with cars since… I was born. ”
Richard Rawlings had a car by age fourteen. and had gone through nearly twenty cars by the time he was out of high school. His father worked three jobs his whole life—two to make ends meet for the family. and one to buy toys. Neither a mechanic nor a fabricator. his father took pride in his car collection. Needless to say. this stayed with Richard.
Rawlings was always working. and always chasing pipe dreams. By twenty-one. he’d been a cop. a fireman. and a medic. But he wanted more. After a rough stint of sleeping on his sister’s couch. he got his act together and entered the world of trading sales. Here he solidified his business savvy. and went on to build an advertising and printing firm from the ground up. The company grew to become a “juggernaut” in the Dallas area. A mere four years later. the company sold. and with that money Gas Monkey Garage was born.
Aaron Kaufman worked at a shop Rawlings frequented. and loved the stuff Rawlings brought in for him. Kaufman always went above and beyond for him. When Gas Monkey opened. Rawlings called him up and asked if he wanted to work for him. The premise was simple: Rawlings wanted the fastest. most expensive. most badass hot rod shop to be found. with apparel and a show on Discovery to boot. Kaufman thought he was crazy. but signed on anyway. Eight years later. the shop is all that and more.
They owe their success to a strict business model. They don’t buy parts—only whole models without too much rust. Owing to his business background. Rawlings has a handle on the market. and knows the price he ought to pay. In ninety days or less. the job will be done. whether they start with a decent model or a carcass. Then it’s onto the next job without hesitation. If a finished car sits too long. Rawlings will sell it at a loss. He’s interested in a killer operation. not a stockpile.
Their roles within the shop are clear. Rawlings is first and foremost an entrepreneur. He wants to sell a style. push a brand. and make sure Gas Monkey Garage never stops growing. Kaufman runs the shop. armed with his mastery of mechanics. electrics. and fabrication. The dynamic is vital. the common ground being their mutual love of classic cars. Rawlings has always been an old soul when it comes to cars. and his style has brought in a steady flow of clientele who trust his no-B. S. methods. “Anyone can go out and buy a Ferrari. ” Rawlings’ dream car? “A 1932 Ford Roadster—the holy grail of hot rods. ”
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