1984 El Camino V8 Specificationsby Zyon Silket
The Chevrolet El Camino is a coupe utility vehicle that was manufactured for various model years between 1957 and 1987. The vehicle, which combined a two seat coupe with an open pickup bed, underwent several makeovers during five generations of body styles. The 1984 El Camino V8 belongs to the fifth generation, which was based on the Chevy Malibu platform.
The 1984 El Camino came equipped with a standard 4.3-liter V6 engine but could be upgraded to the El Camino SS trim with a 5.7-liter small block V8 engine. These were the same engine options for the Malibu and the Monte Carlo in 1984. The V8 engine produced an estimated 250 horsepower and 290 ft-lbs of torque.
The 1984 El Camino used the same chassis as the Chevy Monte Carlo and Malibu. All three cars were smaller than the original chassis and bodies of the early era El Caminos and measured 206.9 inches. The 1984 El Camino is 68 inches at its widest point, which is in the center of the engine bay. The smaller chassis and body helped to increase the responsiveness of the engine and help the El Camino handle better than earlier models.
The SS package
The El Camino SS package came equipped with several items not found other models, including a front air dam, dual aero mirrors, a power bulge hood, non-functional side pipes, box side rails, spoke wheels, "El Camino SS" door decals and an "SS" decal on the air dam and tailgate.