Are El Caminos Trucks, or Muscle cars?

LottaSpeedRacing Thursday, 1/18/2024

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Now, if you want to enter an El Camino in a truck race, they may deny it because they consider it as a 'Muscle Car,' and if you try to enter it as a muscle car, they may deny it because they consider it a 'Truck.' You decide.

To be fair though, on the certificate and manual, it IS registered as a TRUCK.

Please put down your opinions on the matter.


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Coupe, Utility but the only real opinion that matters is what the host decides!

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Kingjester 1/18/24

Now if you wanna get fancy it is officially classed as a "Coupe utility Muscle car" Cheverolet themselves class it as a muscle car so I consider it a muscle car.

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Fat_Dad 1/18/24


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JBlotner42 1/18/24

Its a muscle truck.

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dr_dodge 1/19/24

its a chevell chassis under the el camino body,
(and they are terrible as a truck, coils springs on the

so, car


Putting my Aussie hat on..

It's a ute !


  • As it should be... lol. The body style originated in Australia.[6] It was the result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia, to Ford Australia asking for "a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays". In response, Ford designer Lew Bandt developed a vehicle to meet the client's request. Commencing in October 1933, with assistance from draftsman A. Scott,[7] Bandt used the passenger compartment and roof from the Ford V8 five-window coupe and extended the rear section using a single fixed side panel on each side, with a hinged tailgate at the rear to create the load carrying compartment. The model was released in July 1934 as the coupe utility.[7] In his book Early Australian Automotive Design: The First Fifty Years, Australian motoring historian Norm Darwin suggests the idea was not a big leap in design from existing roadster utility models produced by various manufacturers as early as 1924.[8] Darwin also suggests that the idea was being developed by other manufacturers simultaneously, because General Motors-Holden released Bedford and Chevrolet coupe utilities in September 1934,[9] only two months after Ford, with the main difference being the use of the three-window coupe roof on the GM-H products. Other manufacturers were quick to follow, with coupe utilities based on various passenger and light truck chassis.[10] — Stoopid_Fish_Racing

My opinion, it was designed as Light weight Truck with a car ride I think it should go either way if you wanna run it in a truck race run it muscle car race run it The best builders gonna come to the top, and that's my opinion

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dr_dodge 1/20/24

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GBURacing 2/7/24

I consider it a Muscle Car, and you have the Camaro SS, Chevelle SS and El Camino SS. Also, produced by HW in the Muscle Mania series

I say truck, but definitely hard to call. The Ford Ranchero as well.

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