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Don's '79 ElCamino

This is my '79 Chevrolet ElCamino Royal Knight -SS- . I have owned this car since 1982, and has 491,000 km's on it. It also ran on natural gas for 23 years, but I had to change it back to gasoline to get the Collector Plates. This car is as rare as hen's teeth, I know of only one other in the whole lower mainland of Vancouver, BC.


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ghpcnm on Jan 17, 2012 said:

Never seen or even heard of one before. THUMBS UP !!!

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Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 said:

My Elcamino was build in Fremont, California . In 1978 Chevrolet build a Black Knight, which was decalled the same , only in Black, I believe . From 1979 to 1983 they build the Royal Knight, in various colours , Mine was black orginally , but that is such a hard colour to keep clean , so I painted it the colour you see it today. The hood decal alone was about $350.,from GM, so most Black or Royal Knights disappered as owners repainted there Elcamino's. GMC also build a Diablo [the Devil] back in those years. GM just wanted to jazz up there cars to help sales , just like the Firebird with all there decals . If you GOOGLE Royal Knight you will find the decal company who makes these decals and lots of others . Don .

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Anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 said:

my next door neighbor had one. I always liked hearing and seeing it run up and down the street. He had to sell it when he was put in a nursing home and I still see it rolling around in the area. I always thought he put the royal knight and firebird decal on it himself. amazing to see one running around in gray instead of the sun-bleached maroon of my neighbor's. awesome car!!

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Anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 said:

Thank-you for your comment . This car was black when new , but that colour is sooo hard to keep clean . This car ran on natural gas for 24 years and has about 496,000 km's or 308,000 miles on it .

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