1980 Chevrolet El Camino
The 1980 Chevrolet El Camino is powered by a Normal V6 engine that displaces 4237.00 cc. It produces 135.00 BHP at 3600.00 RPM and 200.00 Ft-Lbs at 2000.00 RPM. Chevrolet El Camino was produced from 1959 through 1960 and again from 1964 to 1987. Vehicles can be classified as a small car but with a bed pick-up truck. The name, El Camino, means ‘The Road’ in Spanish.
Two years after Ford introduced their Ranchero, Chevrolet introduced the El Camino. Styling, both interior and exterior, and a courtesy Impala platform. During introductions, 22.246 examples produced. A year later sales slumped to 14.163 and Chevrolet made the decision to cancel the production. The first generation did not achieve the success of the Ford Ranchero had accomplished. This was unfortunate, especially since El Camino underwent extensive styling updates during its second year.
Ranchero continued to sell well during the early 1960′s so Chevrolet decided to introduce the El Camino in 1964. This time is divided Chevelle platform and styling. Two engines are offered, 283 and 327 cubic-inch V8. Horsepower ranged from just under 200 to 250. Performance given a high priority in 1965 with the introduction of cubic-inch V8 L79 327 El Camino. Small engine block is capable of producing an amazing 350 horsepower. The performance trend continued into 1966 when Chevrolet cubic-inch engine offers big-block 396 in the El Camino.
Horsepower rating skyrocketed to around 350 vehicles and provide mid 14 second quarter mile. To keep the vehicle stable at speeds, Chevrolet offered high performance shocks and springs as standard equipment. Mesh synchronization also is a three-speed gearbox with a four-speed or two-speed Powerglide automatic available as optional equipment. Just over 35,000 examples produced during the 1966 model year.
1980 Chevrolet El Camino Specifications
- Engine Location : Front
- Drive Type : Front Wheel
- Body / Chassis : Unit Steel
- Production Years for Series : 1978 – 1981
- Weight : 3220 lbs | 1460.567 kg
- Engine Configuration : V
- Cylinders : 6
- Aspiration/Induction : Normal
- Displacement : 4237 cc | 258.6 cu in. | 4.2 L.
- Valves : 12 valves, 2 valves per cylinder.
- Valvetrain : OHV
- Horsepower : 135 BHP (99.36 KW) @ 3600 RPM
- Torque : 200 Ft-Lbs (271 NM) @ 2000 RPM
- HP to Weight Ratio : 23.9 LB / HP
- HP / Liter : 31.9 BHP / Liter
- Compression Ratio : 9.3:1
- Gears : 3
- Transmission : Automatic
- Final Drive : 2.41:1
- Total Chevrolet Production for 1980 : 2,017,054
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