El Camino Gen. Guide

CHEVY EL CAMINOS, GMC SPRINTS & CABALLEROS GUIDE
Year generation # headlights headlight shape front draft window rear quarter window

 

1959 1 4 round yes no
1960 1 4 round yes no

 

1961 not manufactured this year
1962 not manufactured this year
1963 not manufactured this year

 

1964 2 4 round yes no
1965 2 4 round yes no
1966 2 4 round yes no
1967 2 4 round yes no

 

1968 3 4 round yes no
1969 3 4 round yes no
1970 3 4 round yes no
1971 3 2 round yes no
1972 3 2 round yes no

 

1973 4 2 round no no
1974 4 2 round no no
1975 4 2 round no no
1976 4 2 or
4 stacked
rectangular no no
1977 4 4 stacked rectangular no no

 

1978 5 2 rectangular no yes
1979 5 2 rectangular no yes
1980 5 2 rectangular no yes
1981 5 2 rectangular no yes
1982 5 4 rectangular no yes
1983 5 4 rectangular no yes
1984 5 4 rectangular no yes
1985 5 4 rectangular no yes
1986 5 4 rectangular no yes
1987 5 4 rectangular no yes

 

1st generation, 1959-1960.          119 in. wheelbase, X chassis Brookwood stn.wagon

2nd generation, 1964-1967.          115 in. wheelbase, A body, Chevelle; 2 trim models                                                                         – base  & Custom
3rd generation, 1968-1972.          116 in. wheelbase, A body, Chevelle;

4th generation, 1973-1977           116 in. wheelbase, revised A body, Chevelle

5th generation, 1978-1987           117 in. wheelbase, Malibu based but exclusive Camino                                                                chassis “G body”

Generation 1 is distinctive. Generation 2 and 3 are more difficult to distinguish. The  front side draft window disappeared in generation 4. If it has no rear quarter window, it is 4th generation. If it has a rear quarter window it is the 5th and last generation.

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