Chevy El Camino, The Mullet On Wheels That Became A Cult Classic

By Kellar Ellsworth
The 1971 El Camino. Source: oldcarbrochures.com

The Chevrolet El Camino combined a pickup truck with a sedan, a feat of automotive design that many in the car-buying population found baffling. Was this innovation, or just indecision? Like many things that were controversial in their day, the El Camino developed a core of loyal fans, and is now cherished by some as a classic.