Fast & Furious Cars: 1983 Chevy El Camino

Bit Role for a Trucklet


  • 1983 Chevrolet El Camino Picture

    1983 Chevrolet El Camino Picture

    1983 Chevy El Camino | September 15, 2009

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Not every car gets star billing in Fast & Furious. This '83 Chevy El Camino is a bit player in the film — there more for atmosphere than moving the story forward. It's part of the crowd of cars that barrel through a tunnel that theoretically runs under the border between Mexico and the United States. And of course, barreling through a tunnel at speed usually winds up badly in the movies.

The picture car department built two of these El Caminos. One was destroyed during filming, while one survives and is in storage.

As Portrayed Specifications*

Engine
Type: 427 Chevrolet V8
Intake: Holley
Carburetor: Holley 1050 Dominator
Ignition: MSD
Fuel pump: Holley
Fuel: Sunoco Racing Fuel
Lubricant: Castrol

Drivetrain
Transmission: GM Turbo 400 three-speed automatic
Rear end: Moser 12-bolt
Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe
Hoses: Earl's

Suspension
Front: Hotchkis shocks and springs
Rear: Hotchkis shocks and springs

Wheels
Type: Cragar Soft 8
Front size: 15-by-8.0 inches
Rear size: 15-by-10.0 inches

Tires
Type: General Grabber
Front size: 245/60R15
Rear size: 275/50R15

Interior
Seats: Chevrolet original equipment
Belts: Crow
Cage: Matt Sweeney
Door panels: Chevrolet original equipment
Wheel:Grant
Gauges: Autometer

Exterior
Body kit: Honest Charley Speed Shop "Choo Choo" Custom
Hood: Honest Charley Speed Shop "Choo Choo" Custom

Paint/Graphics
Paint: Jack's Auto Body

* "As Portrayed" specifications indicate the state of the car as portrayed in the film. No single car was necessarily built to these specifications by the picture car department. But all the cars built to portray a vehicle in the film were constructed to appear as if so equipped.

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