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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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The fifth, and final (so far) generation of the Chevrolet El Camino ran from 1978 to 1987. Originally based on the full-sized Chevrolet in 1959-60, the El Camino (after a short hiatus) reappeared in the new mid-sized Chevelle lineup for 1964, and remained there to the end. For 1971-77, GMC also sold a version called the Sprint; from 1978-87 it was renamed the Caballero. Every once in a while rumors pop up of a new El Camino-like vehicle. One of the latest was a Pontiac vehicle based on an Australian GM product — the Holden Ute, which unfortunately surfaced right around the time Pontiac was on its death bed. For some reason, this type of vehicle is still very popular Down Under, with versions sold by both GM and Ford (which markets a Falcon Ute). Todays Pic car can be seen in a Town of Porter driveway.

'79 GMC Caballero brochure art

’79 GMC Caballero brochure art

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know