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Supposedly, if 100,000 people want one, Chevy will bring back the El Camino

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by surfsupl, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Even though the last Chevy El Camino rolled off the line in 1987, there’s still a huge El Camino following. So when Joel Ewanick, GM Chief Marketing Officer tweeted yesterday that the company might consider bringing back the iconic truck/car hybrid if 100,000 people wanted it, that became a challenge for El Camino fans.
    Since Jalopnik put up this story this morning, there’s already been nearly 2000 people commenting that they would get an El Camino, and they’re hoping for the magical number of 10,000 or more to show to Chevy that there’s still a following.


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  2. May 5, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    crf69

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  3. May 5, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    ok, 2,000 people say they want one..12 will buy it if it comes back..what a waste.
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Had a 1980 ElCo as my first car. Thing handled like a tank, got 12mpg and had a huge 350 motor in it.

    Then I turned 17 and got rid of it.
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    LOL! idk why but still made me laugh
     
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    Hey! your signature is my quote from the marijuana thread. lol Part of the end of the quote got moderated however...
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the WTF thread?
     
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    No one will buy the ElCo. There's no back seat, almost EVERY truck on the road has some sort of back seat besides base models/work trucks. They'll have to market it towards family guys with a back seat or put a kick ass engine in it like this retarded thing and fail...[​IMG]
     
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    If they can find 100,000 people that want to bring back the El Camino, then they've also found 100,000 people that want to bring back the mullet.
     
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    I miss the ElCo. It might be fairly easy for GM to do by bringing in a Holden ute and rebadging it.
     
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    they did not ruin the camaro,well maybe the stupid v6 motor

    Some of the big motor models are so nasty.I want one
     
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    Ok, So.... what this means to say is they will bring it back in the USA. The El Camino never completely died and has been living strong in Australia under the GM owned Holden brand name. They would simply be bringing it back to the US. I believe even Ford still sells a similar design in Australia. In Australia they call it a Ute. This is not unusual thing to do as the last generation Pontiac GTO was simply a rebranded Holden.

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    The Ford version.

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    Holden Monaro aka Pontiac GTO

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    Yeah, both Holden and Ford put some awesome motors in their cars in Australia. The new Ford Taurus Sho is another Australia rebrand, i believe. The twin turbo V6's are very popular over there.
     
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    gm products are on my do not buy list until their quality improves and is demonstrated.
     
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