1965 Chevrolet El Camino

The Chevy El Camino, labeled as a 'Personal Pickup' returned in 1964 after having been off the market for four years. It was built on the 115-inch platform of the Chevelle and was given many passenger-car options. For 1965, the El Camino received a new grille with a larger horizontal center bar and a finer pattern. The base engine was a six-cylinder unit and V8's were available for an additional cost. Cars equipped with V8's had V8 badges. An AM/FM radio and simulated wire wheels were among the list of available options.

The base overhead valve six-cylinder engine displaced 194 cubic-inches and offered 120 horsepower. One of the more potent V8's available was the 327 cubic-inch V8 which offered 300 horsepower and 360 lbs-ft of torque. The 3-speed column-mounted gear shift was standard; a Powerglide automatic optional.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017

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The Chevrolet El Camino was produced from 1959 through 1960 and again from 1964 through 1987. The vehicle could be classified as a small car but with a pick-up truck bed. The name, El Camino, means The Road in Spanish.Two years after Ford introduced their Ranchero, Chevrolet introduced the El Camino. The styling, both interior and exterior, and its platform were courtesy of the Impala. During....
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1965 El Camino
$2,460-$24,400
1965 Chevrolet El Camino Price Range: $2,270 - $2,460

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)1,451,305
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)2,092,947
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)2,139,290
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)2,206,639
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)2,206,639
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)2,375,118
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)2,318,619
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)2,237,201
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)2,061,677
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)1,318,014
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)1,653,168

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