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gblowfish
03-16-2008, 11:55 AM
In 2010.
This time it'll be built by Pontiac, not Chevy.
Interesting look here:
http://tinyurl.com/2urs2m

MIAdragon
03-16-2008, 11:57 AM
another Aussie ride, they love those Utes'.

Ari Chi3fs
03-16-2008, 11:58 AM
Imagine the amount of cats you could run over in THAT thing!!1

Chiefaholic
03-16-2008, 12:10 PM
That in one UGLY piece of shit. Good luck selling that thing.

Lzen
03-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Eh. Not so great looking. Add to the fact that it's a POS GM product. :shake:

Frazod
03-16-2008, 12:23 PM
Pontiac El Camino?

:spock:

That just sounds wrong.

And I assume they'll make it RWD only, which means it'll basically be as useless as a truck as the SSR is.

kstater
03-16-2008, 12:26 PM
Good night that's uglier than the original. I didn't think it was possible.

Frazod
03-16-2008, 12:29 PM
Good night that's uglier than the original. I didn't think it was possible.

Up until '72, the originals were great looking vehicles - half Chevelle and half truck. It was after GM killed the Chevelle in '73 that it got ugly.

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 12:32 PM
Pontiac El Camino?

:spock:

That just sounds wrong.

And I assume they'll make it RWD only, which means it'll basically be as useless as a truck as the SSR is.

In the article it states that Pontiac has no immediate plans to resurrect the El Camino name, it's going to be called the Pontiac G8 ST.

Skip Towne
03-16-2008, 12:35 PM
I loved the El Camino. I had a '69 and a '73.

Frazod
03-16-2008, 12:39 PM
Here's a picture of a 70 model. That was the best year, IMO.

eazyb81
03-16-2008, 12:50 PM
The original El Camino was probably the ugliest car in modern history. I have no idea why they would want to bring it back.

Lzen
03-16-2008, 12:54 PM
Here's a picture of a 70 model. That was the best year, IMO.

Now that was a great looking vehicle. I loved the Chevelles, too. My dad had a 69 Malibu when I was a kid. It was sky blue with a white top. It was a beautiful car. And it had some power, too

Frazod
03-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Now that was a great looking vehicle. I loved the Chevelles, too. My dad had a 69 Malibu when I was a kid. It was sky blue with a white top. It was a beautiful car. And it had some power, too

One of my friends in high school had a gold El Camino - a '71, IIRC. He was 16 and quickly destroyed it, but it was fun while it lasted.

I love the Chevelle, too. My dream car is a 1970 454 LS-6 convertible. Red, of course. :thumb:

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 01:04 PM
In 2010.
This time it'll be built by Pontiac, not Chevy.
Same difference.

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 01:05 PM
Here's a picture of a 70 model. That was the best year, IMO.Awesome. That is badass!

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 01:06 PM
The original El Camino was probably the ugliest car in modern history. You probably think the Pacer was neat...:rolleyes:

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 01:09 PM
It was after GM killed the Chevelle in '73 that it got ugly.Yes. Very stupid move by GM.

eazyb81
03-16-2008, 01:13 PM
You probably think the Pacer was neat...:rolleyes:

Yeah, I probably do......good one.

You have the worst insult attempts on this board.

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 01:17 PM
Up until '72, the originals were great looking vehicles - half Chevelle and half truck. It was after GM killed the Chevelle in '73 that it got ugly.

Chevy reached the pinnacle of cheesiness with their SS version in the 80s, which was basically the Malibu based El Camino with a Monte Carlo SS front end grafted on to it.

http://www.centerlinewheels.com/images/gallery/DSC01382_500x280.jpg

blueballs
03-16-2008, 01:24 PM
Change the SS to BB
put a humidor in the front
and astro turf in the back

MIAdragon
03-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Pontiac El Camino?

:spock:

That just sounds wrong.

And I assume they'll make it RWD only, which means it'll basically be as useless as a truck as the SSR is.


The Holden VE Ute its based on comes in AWD and RWD so who knows.

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 01:38 PM
Yeah, I probably do......good one.

You have the worst insult attempts on this board.Oh, no. My feelings are hurt.

MIAdragon
03-16-2008, 01:44 PM
The original El Camino was probably the ugliest car in modern history. I have no idea why they would want to bring it back.

There are MANY cars that would trump the Camino in an ugly contest.

http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/06/pontiac_aztec.jpg

http://www.lakelandgear.com/images/GM-truck-tents-napier/Aztec-truck-tent-na.jpg

gblowfish
03-16-2008, 02:31 PM
One of my friends in high school had a gold El Camino - a '71, IIRC. He was 16 and quickly destroyed it, but it was fun while it lasted.

I love the Chevelle, too. My dream car is a 1970 454 LS-6 convertible. Red, of course. :thumb:

My first car in high school was a 1971 Chevelle 2-door, blue with a 307-engine. Great car. I got hit by a drunk driver in Columbia, car was totalled.

Every once in awhile I'll see one on the road and it always makes me smile.

BigMeatballDave
03-16-2008, 04:14 PM
There are MANY cars that would trump the Camino in an ugly contest.

http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/06/pontiac_aztec.jpg

http://www.lakelandgear.com/images/GM-truck-tents-napier/Aztec-truck-tent-na.jpgThats pretty...:)

Cochise
03-16-2008, 05:31 PM
Does it matter what you call a pontiac? they all look the same anyway.

Besides you don't have to buy a pontiac, you can find one left on the side of the road anywhere.

DJJasonp
03-16-2008, 08:07 PM
It looks like they took the old Fiero.....and stretched out the back end.

Yikes.

Delano
03-16-2008, 08:13 PM
Subaru tried this ugly POS.

http://i2.tinypic.com/829gzdc.jpg

Baconeater
03-16-2008, 10:10 PM
Subaru tried this ugly POS.

http://i2.tinypic.com/829gzdc.jpg

They also did this one:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/120/287699547_9e266cb41f.jpg

Bowser
03-16-2008, 10:14 PM
I bet the bull dyke lesbians gobble those things up.

POND_OF_RED
03-16-2008, 11:30 PM
That car would be sweet with some flames on the side...

kepp
03-17-2008, 07:52 AM
Blech...awful. The main thing I hate about cars today is that the manufacturers make them all look the same. Dodge and Pontiac are the worst offenders.

xbarretx
03-17-2008, 08:34 AM
Pontiac El Camino?

:spock:

That just sounds wrong.

And I assume they'll make it RWD only, which means it'll basically be as useless as a truck as the SSR is.

and unless im mistaken wasnt the SSR morbidly expensive?

tell that to the three people that bought one! j/k LMAO

morphius
03-17-2008, 08:40 AM
The original El Camino was probably the ugliest car in modern history. I have no idea why they would want to bring it back.
I don't know, the Ford version, Ranchero, was actually uglier, not much, but it was.

Frazod
03-17-2008, 08:40 AM
and unless im mistaken wasnt the SSR morbidly expensive?

Yes. I never understood why anybody would want one. An overpriced retro-looking truck that can't haul anything. Sure it's fast, but if you can afford one, you might as well drop a couple thousand more and just get a Corvette. That would be faster.

I can count on one hand the number of them I've actually seen on the road, too.

I wish Chevy would bring back the Chevelle. Of course, they'd probably f#ck it up horribly, so maybe I don't.

Frazod
03-17-2008, 08:42 AM
I don't know, the Ford version, Ranchero, was actually uglier, not much, but it was.

IIRC, that was half truck, half Grand Torino.

morphius
03-17-2008, 08:45 AM
IIRC, that was half truck, half Grand Torino.
I just know it was whole ugly. Though other than then Cobra, Mustang and Gt40 I think all of the ford cars from that era were downright awful looking.

xbarretx
03-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Yes. I never understood why anybody would want one. An overpriced retro-looking truck that can't haul anything. Sure it's fast, but if you can afford one, you might as well drop a couple thousand more and just get a Corvette. That would be faster.

I can count on one hand the number of them I've actually seen on the road, too.

I wish Chevy would bring back the Chevelle. Of course, they'd probably f#ck it up horribly, so maybe I don't.

:hmmm: id like it too but.....with gas prices being as they are. :huh:

Frazod
03-17-2008, 09:13 AM
I just know it was whole ugly. Though other than then Cobra, Mustang and Gt40 I think all of the ford cars from that era were downright awful looking.

The Grand Torino was a sharp car (the Starsky & Hutch car was a Grand Torino).

Extra Point
03-17-2008, 09:46 AM
Up until '72, the originals were great looking vehicles - half Chevelle and half truck. It was after GM killed the Chevelle in '73 that it got ugly.
True. Today's Malibu looks nothing like yesteryear's. Detroit falls way short.

Extra Point
03-17-2008, 09:48 AM
I still have my 66 Chevelle that I'll eventually finish frame-off restoration. By the time I'm done, there will be a hybrid conversion kit for it.

Frazod
03-17-2008, 10:09 AM
BTW, that was "Gran" Torino, not "Grand" Torino.

Duh. :doh!:

ottawa_chiefs_fan
03-17-2008, 11:35 AM
If you wanna buy a car, buy a ****ing car - if you wanna buy a truck, buy a ****ing truck.....WTF?

Frosty
03-17-2008, 11:36 AM
IIRC, that was half truck, half Grand Torino.

Only during the 70's.

Originally (and again in the late 60's) it was based on the Fairlane.

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/images/rl57ranchero.jpg

I like the one based on the Falcon and almost bought one in high school.

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/images/rl63ranchero.jpg

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/ranchero.html

xbarretx
03-17-2008, 05:06 PM
They also did this one:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/120/287699547_9e266cb41f.jpg

isnt that a ranchero?

Baconeater
03-17-2008, 05:16 PM
Only during the 70's.

Originally (and again in the late 60's) it was based on the Fairlane.

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/images/rl57ranchero.jpg

I like the one based on the Falcon and almost bought one in high school.

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/images/rl63ranchero.jpg

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/ranchero.html

The later 70's versions were based on the LTD.

http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/08/79_Ranchero_Frt_LH_Qtr_High.jpg

isnt that a ranchero?

Nope, that's a Subaru Brat, a late 70's/early 80's creation.

CoMoChief
03-17-2008, 05:36 PM
Chevy reached the pinnacle of cheesiness with their SS version in the 80s, which was basically the Malibu based El Camino with a Monte Carlo SS front end grafted on to it.

http://www.centerlinewheels.com/images/gallery/DSC01382_500x280.jpg

holy shit thats a badass ride.

MIAdragon
03-17-2008, 05:50 PM
Id drive it

http://images.chevyhiperformance.com/featuredvehicles/0208_1z+1959_Chevrolet_El_Camino+Front_Passenger_Side.jpg

KCChiefsMan
03-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Here's a picture of a 70 model. That was the best year, IMO.

now that's a good looking vehicle

Baconeater
12-18-2010, 07:40 PM
It's coming back again...maybe?

http://jalopnik.com/5714515/chevy-considers-return-of-the-el-camino

One year after GM killed the latest reincarnation of the El Camino (http://jalopnik.com/5124488/pontiac-g8-st-officially-dead-gm-kills-el-caminoagain) — the Pontiac G8 ST (http://jalopnik.com/366699/2010-pontiac-g8-sport-truck-the-el-camino-is-back) — we've learned that the "Ute" still may live. And if it does, it'll be a Chevy. When writing up our story on rumors out of Australia (http://jalopnik.com/5696147/report-pontiac-g8-to-return-as-rwd-chevy-sedan-ute) that Chevy would potentially get a rear wheel drive Zeta-platformed sedan, we hinted at our desire to have them also bring over a version of the loved-by-many Holden Commodore Ute — or even the Chevrolet Lumina SS Ute (pictured above) from South Africa. It looks like GM might have been listening.
We've now learned from three sources that the General's product planners are noodling the idea of bringing the "Ute" to the United States. The vehicle would absolutely be a Chevy and would more than likely carry the "El Camino (http://jalopnik.com/tag/elcamino/)" name.
We're also hearing it will only happen as part of a larger strategy of ensuring sales are high enough across multiple vehicles and brands to ensure success of GM's next-generation RWD platform. Whether this platform will be the much-anticipated Alpha platform expected to underpin the next-generation Camaro, CTS and ATS, or a new version of the Zeta platform remains to be seen.
A source outside of GM but with strong knowledge of GM's future product plans told us they'd expect to see the "Ute" return — if it's fully greenlit — as a 2015 model year vehicle, released in the 2014 calendar year.


http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2010/12/500x_chevy_ss_ute.jpg

LaChapelle
12-18-2010, 08:11 PM
Change the SS to BB
put a humidor in the front
and astro turf in the back

Wut

burt
12-18-2010, 08:15 PM
What is this.....revive old ass thread day?

LaChapelle
12-18-2010, 08:19 PM
It's got to be better than these 4 door suv's with the three foot beds on them

Baconeater
12-18-2010, 08:23 PM
What is this.....revive old ass thread day?
There was an update to this important story! :cuss:

burt
12-18-2010, 08:26 PM
So..... you are responsible for our new juice bag, Weak stream?

kstater
12-18-2010, 08:32 PM
It's coming back again...maybe?

http://jalopnik.com/5714515/chevy-considers-return-of-the-el-camino



http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2010/12/500x_chevy_ss_ute.jpg

Holy fuck that's ugly.

Bane
12-18-2010, 08:33 PM
I guess it looks kinda cool,but I don't believe I need one.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zdyoab.jpg

Baconeater
12-18-2010, 08:33 PM
So..... you are responsible for our new juice bag, Weak stream?
Not completely, he's been down to a couple of the Planet Bashes so I'm going to say Joe is partly responsible as well.

Baconeater
12-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Oh, and I still like the Pontiac version in the OP link better.

http://cache-02.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2008/03/medium_2332347069_974afca99d_o.jpg

BigMeatballDave
12-18-2010, 08:43 PM
Holy fuck that's ugly.Ugly? I suppose you drive a Prius? :)

burt
12-18-2010, 08:54 PM
Not completely, he's been down to a couple of the Planet Bashes so I'm going to say Joe is partly responsible as well.

Well hell, if Joe likes him, and you like him.....I will try to read easier.

Jawshco
12-18-2010, 10:08 PM
I'd prefer to have a classic El Camaro. heh... With six wheels and a spoiler...

<a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh61/JJAMmusic/?action=view&amp;current=six-wheeled-el-camaro-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh61/JJAMmusic/six-wheeled-el-camaro-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

burt
12-18-2010, 10:20 PM
I'd prefer to have a classic El Camaro. heh... With six wheels and a spoiler...

<a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh61/JJAMmusic/?action=view&amp;current=six-wheeled-el-camaro-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh61/JJAMmusic/six-wheeled-el-camaro-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Wow..... just wow.....

Jawshco
12-18-2010, 10:22 PM
ROFLWow..... just wow.....

ROFL

morphius
12-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Holy fuck that's ugly.
So in essence they are keeping with the history of the El Camino.

SLAG
12-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Cuz the SSR sold soooo well

http://www.osakaperformance.com.au/_data/docs/2005_chevrolet_ssr_ext_1.jpg

morphius
12-18-2010, 11:26 PM
Cuz the SSR sold soooo well

http://www.osakaperformance.com.au/_data/docs/2005_chevrolet_ssr_ext_1.jpg
I don't think I ever even saw one on the road.

JOhn
12-18-2010, 11:44 PM
So in essence they are keeping with the history of the El Camino.

So is the mullet making a come back also??? :spock:

morphius
12-18-2010, 11:48 PM
So is the mullet making a come back also??? :spock:
Well, the popular bieber style haircut is awful close to the late 60's and 70's hairstyle, so it is only a matter of time.

Be afraid, be very afraid...

JOhn
12-19-2010, 12:06 AM
Well, the popular bieber style haircut is awful close to the late 60's and 70's hairstyle, so it is only a matter of time.

Be afraid, be very afraid...

Hell it's the only way I could grow my hair out...in the back, cause there isn't much left in the front :grr:

morphius
12-19-2010, 12:08 AM
Hell it's the only way I could grow my hair out...in the back, cause there isn't much left in the front :grr:
Going full on Hulk Hogan with the skullet, nice...

JOhn
12-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Going full on Hulk Hogan with the skullet, nice...ROFLROFL

WhitiE
12-19-2010, 02:39 AM
Here's a picture of a 70 model. That was the best year, IMO.

holy crap. I had no idea they could look so nice.

Johnny Vegas
12-19-2010, 03:40 AM
psssh yeah.... when Camero's fly over Arrowhead the will El Camino be back. :D Ford baby. Ford all day long.

crazycoffey
12-19-2010, 06:04 AM
My first car ever was a 78 el camino. nailed my first piece of trim in that thing.

burt
12-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Cuz the SSR sold soooo well

http://www.osakaperformance.com.au/_data/docs/2005_chevrolet_ssr_ext_1.jpg

From it's inception, the SSR was a niche vehicle. Chevy produced it for several years in limited quanity. Only large dealers ever seemed to have 1. Then the last year or two of production Chevy ramped up production and every dealership in America seemed to have two or three. This guaranteed the demise of the SSR. It was no longer a rare find.... no longer a special vehicle. Marketing absolutely killed it.

Baconeater
12-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Holy fuck that El Camero is AWESOME!

MarcBulger
12-19-2010, 07:08 AM
It will be a hot sell in the KC area...it will go well with all those mullets..

EyePod
12-19-2010, 07:21 AM
Mexicans around the world are rejoicing.

Pushead2
12-19-2010, 07:39 AM
There are MANY cars that would trump the Camino in an ugly contest.

http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/06/pontiac_aztec.jpg

http://www.lakelandgear.com/images/GM-truck-tents-napier/Aztec-truck-tent-na.jpg

that had to be the ugliest car in history

Bwana
12-19-2010, 07:53 AM
I'd prefer to have a classic El Camaro. heh... With six wheels and a spoiler...



Heh, or the "hunting model."

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:LzwoJDMV4SbUKM:http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1568/munstacamaroow5.jpg&t=1

Al Bundy
12-19-2010, 08:45 AM
I had a friend high school that had a 69 El Camino and I loved that car.

Al Bundy
12-19-2010, 09:09 AM
The front is like a car
The back is like a truck
The front is where we kiss
The back is where we fuck.

Jawshco
12-19-2010, 10:48 AM
Heh, or the "hunting model."

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:LzwoJDMV4SbUKM:http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1568/munstacamaroow5.jpg&t=1

Ha! That thing is flipping sweet!

Valiant
12-19-2010, 12:18 PM
and unless im mistaken wasnt the SSR morbidly expensive?

tell that to the three people that bought one! j/k LMAO

Someone at works own one, they park it all the way in the back so no one dings it..

Valiant
12-19-2010, 12:21 PM
It's got to be better than these 4 door suv's with the three foot beds on them

The smaller ones are good for moms who don't want a minivan.. Of course I also love my Avalanche, fits my banshee perfectly..

NewChief
12-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Subaru called, and they want their Baja back.

MIAdragon
12-19-2010, 12:37 PM
The smaller ones are good for moms who don't want a minivan.. Of course I also love my Avalanche, fits my banshee perfectly..

The 2nd gen ones are not bad, but the 1st with all that damn plastic and body lines that look like some 1st grader drew was awful/

morphius
12-19-2010, 01:02 PM
Subaru called, and they want their Baja back.
Don't ya mean Brat? ugh.

BigChiefFan
12-19-2010, 01:14 PM
I used to have a '64 El Camino with 400 horses under the hood. I wish I still had it.