CELINA — Don Burns, of Celina, brought his 1987 Chevy El Camino to the Lima Auto Mall Charity Car Show last June. He has owned it for four years.
Chevy introduced its El Camino in 1959 in answer to Ford’s Ranchero utility vehicle, which had a two-year jump on the El Camino.
While production and sales were good, Chevy shelved the El Camino after the 1960 model year. They reintroduced the El Camino four years later, in 1964.
The last model year produced by Chevy was the 1987 model year. These vehicles would be classified as sports utility vehicles according to today’s standards.
Burns enjoys driving his El Camino and taking it to car shows.