No. 111: Not a Good House, Not a Good Boat

In 1957, Ford Motor Co. unveiled the Ranchero, a half-truck, half-car that could take a family to church on Sunday and a farmer to the market on Monday. Chevrolet responded two years later with the El Camino.
The El Camino, depending on your point of view, was a marvelous machine or a failed effort. As one critic noted, the car/truck – a trar? A cruck? – was like a houseboat: Not a good house, and not a good boat. Still, the El Camino was OK for drive-ins, for heading to the beach, for tossing a keg or two in the back for extended mischief.
The El Camino line lasted until 1987. This rusted hauler, an El Camino Sport, was built in 1974.
Grant Park, two miles east of downtown Atlanta.

Published by oldcarguy

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