There are varying types of weirdo projects to be found on eBay. There are the junk piles that are both weird and crappily constructed, the well built but totally misguided abominations, and then the third category of stuff which are cars that are seemingly well built and engineered and just make you go, “Hmmmm”. Consider this El Camino in the third category. BS contributor Scott Liggett found this car for sale on eBay and we’ve never seen anything like it before so it was ripe to share.
We don’t know why the El Camino was chosen outside of the obvious reasons of having an open bed to fit the engine and trans axle into. The owner has thus far assembled an LS1 to a Porsche transmission and mounted it in the aft of the Elky. From the photos it appears that the half shafts have not been connected to the rear wheels, although the custom fabbed independent rear suspension is present and accounted for. The bed has been shortened 18″ and the frame has been braced for stiffness and to accommodate the new location of the engine. The photos do not go into a ton of detail, but the fabrication work seems to be pretty good.
The seller ran out of gas on the project and is looking for someone to scoop it up and finish it. Sure, it would be an oddball at local cruises, but will it really be good as a corner burner? Just eyeballing it, we’re thinking that the damned thing will push like a dump truck with minimal weight on the front end. What say you?
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eBay Link: Mid-Engine El Camino