If at some point today you look out a window and see what looks to be a red mushroom cloud off in the distance, that would be Dave Nutting’s head literally exploding off of his shoulders. This could be the most perfect collection of 1980s G-body greatness ever gathered together. You are looking at a 1985 Chevrolet El Camino that has been powered by the drivetrain of a Grand National. We’re not sure what year the GN stuff came from but a Grand National swapped 1985 El Camino has never looked this good.
As awesome as the mechanicals are on this piece, the exterior matched it blow for blow. The chrome bumpers are perfect, the grille is perfect, there’s a mild body kit on the thing that includes a pretty sweet spoiler on the front end, a short cowl hood, a classy white and gray paint job, and honeycomb wheels that cannot possibly be improved upon in this case. The interior is also perfect and has been maintained at a high level. We have no idea when the swap was done but it is clean as a whistle and it should be. Obviously the GN and the Elky share virtually every piece in the chassis and body department from the doors forward. Oh, there’s also a Hotchkis suspension under the machine that gives it a great stance and a mean, low riding look.
Maybe it is just us but we really get excited when we see a built like this taken to the level this one has been taken to. Using a collection of factory parts and some aftermarket stuff along with some classy design decisions, and a bit of restraint to not go off the deep end has resulted in an Elky we’re unable to find fault with.
You may, but we cannot.