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Username Post: El Camino vs Sprint        (Topic#358866)
1carguy 
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Posts: 33

Reg: 11-30-08
11-19-19 07:30 AM - Post#2780500    

I've had 4 El Camino's in the past and I've got an itch for another one. Yesterday I found a '71 GMC Sprint SP, bb, AC, bucket seats and console. Owner says there were only 65 built like this and claims it to be pretty rare.
I always thought that the El Camino was more desirable than the Sprint but maybe I'm wrong. I never considered buying the GMC but now I'm starting to think maybe it might be even better, considering they made so few of them. I usually keep cars a few years and move on to the next one but I don't want to get stuck with one that nobody else would want. Any opinions?



 


1carguy 
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Posts: 33

Reg: 11-30-08
11-19-19 08:11 PM - Post#2780562    
    In response to 1carguy

So far 17 views but not even one person has an opinion? I guess my question was either uninteresting or meaningless... or maybe this forum is not really a forum. I'm not sure which. I'm not a frequent visitor here and this last post confirms why...this site is pretty much lifeless. Just look at the "views" count versus the "replies" count and you'll see what I mean....it's pretty much dead at Chevy Talk.



 
junkman104 
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Posts: 1436
junkman104
Age: 60
Loc: Murphy N.C.
Reg: 01-25-14
11-20-19 05:36 PM - Post#2780621    
    In response to 1carguy

Yes it's kinda dead. Real only difference between the Camino and Sprint that year was the badging. I doubt the fact it's a GMC makes it worth any more or less than a Chevrolet, just less made.



 
1carguy 
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Posts: 33

Reg: 11-30-08
11-21-19 07:19 AM - Post#2780643    
    In response to 55MAS

No doubt that a Chevelle is more popular. The Sprint that I found is a SP 454, TH400, factory AC and cruise control. Off frame restored to original condition. Being a GMC I don't think will really make it worth any less than an Chev.
Thanks for the input...



 
elcamino 
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Posts: 5414
elcamino
Loc: Lake Superior-Michigan US...
Reg: 03-30-00
11-22-19 06:04 AM - Post#2780735    
    In response to 1carguy

1971 was the first year for the GMC version. Here is a 1972 brochure

https://www.chevelles.com/sprint/


  • Quote:
Of the 249 '71 SPs built, it is estimated that 25 were the SP-454 version. 16 1971 SP-454s are believed to exist at the present time.






Mike
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bobb 
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Posts: 5493

Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
11-23-19 09:21 AM - Post#2780828    
    In response to 1carguy

resale may be tricky , especialy if its all original.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Stinky 
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Posts: 1663

Loc: Whitewater, CO
Reg: 05-25-01
11-25-19 05:08 PM - Post#2780949    
    In response to bobb

You left something out...454.

I agree, not really rare in a way that matters.

IMHO....454 will always be desirable.



 
bobb 
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Posts: 5493

Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
11-28-19 09:41 AM - Post#2781188    
    In response to Stinky

ah, yes the 454 blig block. always a desired vehicle if the original engine is in it

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 


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