Class of '87: Chevrolet El Camino/GMC Caballero

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    Class of '87: Chevrolet El Camino/GMC Caballero

    From Hemmings blog, 1987, the last year for the Elky.
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    Re: Class of '87: Chevrolet El Camino/GMC Caballero

    I always liked these and briefly considered one of the last ones for purchase.

    Thanks Stephane for contributing another fine one. I find we often share automotive tastes.
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    Re: Class of '87: Chevrolet El Camino/GMC Caballero

    The article is wrong about the GMC. It was the 3rd generation of the GMC version of the El Camino, not the 2nd:

    Gen 1 (1971-72) GMC Sprint:



    Gen 2 (1973-77) GMC Sprint:



    Gen 3 (1978-87/8) GMC Caballero:



    I always liked the A/G-body El Camino/Caballero and I sorta wish GMC would have differentiated theirs better with an open grille and blackout insert with the GMC badge in the middle, as was appearing on all GMC trucks and vans of that era. Otherwise, it really was just badges that set the GMC apart from the Chevy.

    The name change from Sprint to Caballero was interesting because they stole the name off of Buick hardtop station wagons from the '50s.



    It's also worth noting that about 625 El Caminos/Caballeros were built late in the '87 model year (September-October) and were titled as '88s, even though their VINs have the '87 "H" code.
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    Re: Class of '87: Chevrolet El Camino/GMC Caballero

    Third gen really is a handsome car/truck. Just needs a new 3.6/8-speed to modern it up a tad.

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