Obviously after my "top 50" trucks post earlier this week, you knew today's pic would be a truck, right?
Late 1980s El Camino SS. In the last gasp days of the El Camino, GM finally had a good idea. Why not return to the late 1960s muscle car era and give the 'Camino the same treatment as the muscle car? So they took the SS package from the Monte Carlo (since the Chevelle, Malibu, and Impalas were gone and wouldn't come back for a while) and applied it to the El Camino.
Hood scoop, mag wheels, ground effects and a two-tone paint job later, the El Camino SS was born. It wasn't enough to salvage the model, but it at least went out looking pretty sweet. It didn't get the
The El Camino SS sparked two projects I long thought would be really sweet. Take a Dodge Rampage, the teeny little carruck based on the Omni/Charger platform, and give it a complete Shelby makeover. Pull the 2.2L turbo out of a Daytona or Charger, drop it in the Rampage, and clad the truck out with the ground effects and rims from the Charger. Voila! Rampage Shelby! The other package would be essentially the same idea, only with the Volkswagen pickup and a GTI.
So many ideas, so little money...
That is all.