Craigslist Find: 1955 Chevrolet Wagon El Camino Shortie

Yes, you read that right. This is a 1955 Chevrolet Wagon El Camino Shortie. While hanging out over at Team Chevelle, we spotted this black short box being discussed. 

There is a lot to take in with this little car as there is a lot going on. The car has been chopped and has two doors, a bed which is perfect for an ice chest or single loaf of bread, leather seats and even a sunroof. This wago-mino would be the perfect vehicle to replace a Mini Cooper or smart car. Equipped with the factory 283 cubic inch motor and two barrel carburetor, we bet this scoots down the road nicely. 

This shortie started life as a 1955, four door wagon. The entire middle was chopped out, leaving only two doors and an extremely short wheel base. The roof was pulled forward as well, leaving a void which we will call the bed. A hole was cut in the roof making room for a stylish sunroof as well. A beautiful set of chrome rims adorns the ride as well. The body appears to be pretty straight, somebody spent a lot of time smoothing out the panels. 

While it’s easy to poke fun at a ride like this, there is a big cool factor as well. Only one of these exist in the world, making it very unique. With the short wheel base, this would be a great car to zip in and out of parking lots in a crowded city. Even though it’s only a 283 with a two barrel, we bet it moves nicely being so light weight. But by far the neatest thing is that it’s all based off a 1955 Chevy! 

The current asking price is $4500 dollars on Craigslist

About the author

Tim King

Tim grew up in the garage with his Father. From those early years grew a passion for anything with a motor. Helping his Dad and brother restore a '67 Nova is what fueled Tim’s passion for cars. At the age of 15 he bought his first car, a 1966 Chevelle which he still owns to this day. That car started his journey into the automotive world where he’s done just about everything, from being an auto mechanic to an aftermarket Sales Manager. Not only is he a gear head, but he also holds two Bachelors degrees from Cal State San Bernardino.
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