2013 Featured Car - Shields

Christian Classic Cruisers

Featured Car

1964 Chevelle El Camino

Mike Shields


Specifications: 383 small block, 4-speed, Ember Red paint
Mike got this El Camino thirty years ago.  At one time, the El Camino had belonged to his uncle.

After waiting for twenty-four years, Mike began the restoration, which was completed in 2012.  But cars are really never done; Mike has just re-worked the exhaust.  He wanted some mufflers that didn't resonate inside the cabin.  The new exhaust includes stock exhaust manifolds with an X-pipe and 2-1/2" inlet Cadillac mufflers.

Mike built a "torquey" 383 cubic inch small block for his truck with a Thumper Cam and Double Hump Heads.  An Edelbrock Intake topped by a Qudrajet carburetor delivers the fuel to make it go.  Mike uses a four-speed Muncie transmission and a twelve bolt rear end with 3:73 gears to make it all roll down the road.  Power steering, power disc brakes with front and rear stabilizer bars make it handle very well.