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78-87 el camino/cabarello


The 1978 through 1987 El Caminos were produced in four trim levels: Classic, Black Knight (1978)/Royal Knight (1979–83), Conquista and Super Sport

el camino production numbers by years

1978 El Camino Total 54,286
1979 El Camino Total 58,008
1980 El Camino Total 40,932
1981 El Camino Total 36,711
1982 El Camino Total 22,732
1983 El Camino Total 24,010
1984 El Camino Total 22,997
1985 El Camino Total 21,816
1986 El Camino Total 21,508
1987 El Camino Total 13,743
1988 El Camino Total 420

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GMC also offered special trim packages for the Caballero under other Spanish names: Diablo, Laredo, Amarillo.

Offered from 1978-1980 only, the Laredo was a Caballero equivalent to the El Camino's Conquista package. Equipment included two-tone paint in various color combinations and a "Laredo" decal on the tailgate.

The sporty Diablo package began in 1978 as an equivalent to the El Camino's Royal Knight package (which was, in turn, an upgrade from the long-running Super Sport package). Both the Royal Knight and the Diablo carried a hood graphic not unlike that featured on the Pontiac Trans Am; the Diablo's was in a symmetrical flame pattern that resembled a demon. Besides the hood accents, Diablo also came with lower-body accent paint, body-color mirrors, black-trimmed window frames, a front air dam, color-matched "Rally" steel wheels with trim rings, and a large "Diablo" decal on the tailgate.

When Chevrolet dropped the Royal Knight option from the El Camino option list for 1982, GMC's Diablo remained but was now analogous to the "normal" Super Sport model. This meant that the flame decal was gone, but little else changed. However, when the El Camino Super Sport gained a new dealer optioned aerodynamic front end from Choo Choo Customs for 1984, the Diablo stuck with the same square front end it had carried since 1978. The Diablo was offered through the end of the Caballero line in 1987

production numbers by years

1978 gmc cabarello total 6609

1979 gmc cabarello total 6952

1980 gmc cabarello total 4742

1981 gmc cabarello total 4380

1982 gmc cabarello total 2654

1983 gmc cabarello total 2126

1984 gmc cabarello total 2751

1985 gmc cabarello total 2503

1986 gmc cabarello total 2795

1987 gmc cabarello total 1882

1988 gmc cabarello total 325

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I LOVE El Caminos!!!


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Me too! Trying to find one right now.

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Good luck in your search....around here there's never any for sale ..Guess everyone who owns one likes em so much they never get rid of them..they're about as easy to find as a pair of chicken lips!

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What year you looking for, and at what price tag ? smile

My favorite, of course, was the 69 Ranchero. But, I always liked the El Camino's. One of my old bosses from way back had one. smile



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78-88 I am a G body guy. As for price the cheaper the better. I am looking more for a project car then one all ready done. As I don't like to drive someone else car. Then you don't know what was done to it. Or what was hidden.

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I know what you mean. I'll keep an eye out for something...smile



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got a couple round here but i dont know if you can buy one of um.

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My brother in law just restored his. Have get some pics. Their different bread of car. I always like older ones from 70's.



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