1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS Choo Choo
- Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: El Camino
- SubModel: El Camino, Choo Choo, SS
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: SS Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 41,000
- VIN: 3gccw80h2hs906204
- Color: White
- Engine size: 5.0L 305Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 700R4 Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1987 Chevrolet El Camino SS Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door description
You are viewing a very well preserved 1987 El Camino SS. It is a True Choo Choo Custom El Camino Serial # ccc/e7-1966/906204. The interior and exterior of the car are in great condition as you can see by the pictures. The interior has no rips, tears or stains. The car drives, performs, shifts, brakes, and runs excellent. The AC blows ICE COLD. The car has been garage kept for most of its life with only minor ware and tare to speak of. Everything on the car works 100% as it did from the factory. At 30 years old this year- It is very rare to find a TRUE Choo Choo Custom El Camino SS and even an El Camino SS in this condition. The car has 41,860 original miles on it. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me at 480-290-1596
Please Note: I do have the right to end this auction at any time. I have the reserve set low for a quick and easy sale. I can help with shipping arrangments, Just send me your zip code in a message and i will get back to you with a quote.
Here is a little history on the Choo Choo Design:
* The Choo Choo Customs, Inc., El Camino SS model was available through any Chevrolet dealership from 1983 through 1987. The "Choo-Choo SS" was an appearance package only. Unlike earlier Chevrolet Super Sport models, no performance enhancements were made to the production Choo Choo SS models. A very large percentage of the Choo Choo Customs, El Camino SS's were not factory Super Sports. That percentage of SS's do not carry the RPO code "Z15", designating Chevrolet Motor Division's "SS Sport Decor".
The following information on the Choo-Choo SS is from a 1992 Choo Choo Customs Specialty Parts Division catalog:
"The original El Camino SS was produced by Choo Choo Customs for GM from mid-1983 until the El Camino series was discontinued at the end of 1987. In addition to the aerodynamic nose treatment that was the primary styling feature of all El Camino SSs, all vehicles received graphics on the fascia, doors and tailgate, and a small chrome train logo above the glove compartment door. Vehicles manufactured in 1987 also have a Choo Choo Customs logo with train on the front fascia and tailgate.A limited number of El Camino SS had aerodynamic-ground effect style side exhausts with rectangular chrome exits. Early El Camino SS until mid-1985 used aluminum body side molding with a machine-turned center and two vinyl inserts running full length of the molding. Later El Camino SS used a more rounded style body side molding. Some vehicles used factory side molding and fender well trim. Many El Camino SS were equipped with aluminum wheels. Early vehicles had center caps with styling holes. Later vehicles featured solid center caps. Aluminum cargo rails were also installed on numerous vehicles.
"In 1986, Chevrolet was the official truck of the Indianapolis 500 and a specially developed El Camino SS was one of the featured vehicles that performed on-track services before and throughout the race. This one-only El Camino SS featured an aluminum 350 CID Chevy engine and functioning strobe headlights and tail lights, plus a roll bar mounted strobe light system. A special El Camino SS was the only truck to ever pace an IROC race. This IROC-S also featured the trade-mark aerodynamic front end design, IROC-S urethane paint in custom candy colors, and 16" aluminum wheels. Approximately fifteen IROC-S were built between '85 and '86."
*Choo-Choo Customs El Camino SS's also featured a certification sticker mounted below the driver's side door striker.
*All Choo-Choo SSs had "Designer Series" emblems on the door handles, and, if ordered, on the sides of the non-functional cowl induction hood scoops.
*The front bumper ends were cut off and a portion of the front bumper remained behind the front fascia of all Choo-Choo Customs SS El Caminos. The parking light mounting and lenses are unique.
*Large SS graphic was used at the bottom of the front air-dam when no front license plate was used. Smaller SS graphic was used on the driver's side front below the parking light when a front license plate was used. The production Choo-Choo graphics came in only black or silver.
*Many, but not all, Choo-Choo SS's used an additional Choo Choo Customs, Inc., "train" graphic. Often found below the driver's side headlights and on the tailgate. It is believed that Choo Choo Customs, Inc., experimented with different versions of their logo (train w/smoke trailing and CCC letters) in multiple locations, front fascia and tailgate, throughout 1983-1987.
*All Choo-Choo Customs El Camino SS's were "final assembled" at Choo Choo Customs, Inc's., headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
*Production figures for Choo-Choo Customs El Camino SS (unaudited figures):
1983 - 587, 1984 - 1309, 1985 - 1198, 1986 - 995, 1987 - 861 (total of 4950)