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Junkyard Gem: 1983 GMC Caballero

A rare example of the GMC-badged Chevy El Camino, found in Colorado

A rare example of the GMC-badged Chevy El Camino, found in Colorado.

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Hot Rod Garage series premieres with 700-hp small-block Jaguar XJ

Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up - kinda - to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger plays guest host and the new show starts off by wrenching on the Roadkill Draguar project car.

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El Camino revival hopes scuttled by Aussie dollar?

Could Chevrolet sell a reborn El Camino in the United States? Let's ask an expert, General Motors International Operations boss Tim Lee, what he thinks. Speaking to the Aussies at CarPoint.com.au, Lee had this to say: "I think here in the US that vehicle has a tremendous amount of cache so if we could [import it] we would if it makes sense."

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Chevy says El Camino and Nomad trademark filings were just routine paperwork

A slew of recent trademark filings by General Motors had us daydreaming about the return of Chevrolet models like the El Camino and Nomad, but alas, Automotive News is reporting that

Video: Finnish politician converts 1987 El Camino to run on wood gas

El Camino converted to run on wood gas – Click above to watch video after the jump

Report: GM's Mark Reuss ponders return of VE Commodore to U.S.

Holden VE Ute – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: GM kills plans for unibody pickup truck

GMC Denali XT concept - click above for high-res image gallery

eBay Find of the Day: Chrysler Imperial - Rampage edition

1990 Chrysler Imperial pickup –click above for high-res image gallery.

Forget the G8 ST: Chrysler studying unibody pickup

Click above for a gallery of the Dodge Rampage concept

Goodbye-amino? Pontiac could kill G8 ST; become one-car brand

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 ST

VIDEO: Skyline R32-amino, wait... wha?

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Pontiac El Cami-"NO"

It comes as little surprise, but Cars.com has all but confirmed that the "El Camino" moniker has been nixed as a potential name of the new G8 Sport Truck. The site reports from a recent media event that a Pontiac spokesperson said that there was internal strife regarding use of the Chevy-associated nameplate on a Pontiac vehicle. Frankly, we agree with this decision. If GM wanted a legit El Camino, it would have simply

Pontoon Boat burning a hole in your pocket? Trade it for a JaguaRanger

Boats are typically thought of as a hole in the water into which you hurl money. It looks like this Craigslist seller realized that he was really after a boat only after sinking considerable time and money into an extensive automotive gene-splicing experiment gone horribly wrong. Take one Jaguar XJ, add half a Ford Ranger Splash, season with a carbureted 305 and stir in a steering wheel cover that's vaguely reminiscent of calimari. Bake only halfway, frost with black, and serve. In all fairness,

Rendered Speculation: The El Camaro

click above for more high-res renderings of the Chevy El Camaro

eBay find of the day: KaiserCamino?

While Ford was first to market with the pickup-cum-car Ranchero, and El Camino has attained universal descriptor status, like Kleenex, it looks like Kaiser presaged the idea in 1954 with this one-off. Kaiser was one of many smaller independents that had yet to die off in the early 1950s. The independents were often more creative than the big three, pushing innovation with limited resources. This extra-special Special-based vehicle is sporting "Barris Kustom" badges on the B-Pillars, glossy light

Pontiac G8 Ute a distinct possibility

Holden is planning on turning out the full capacity of 147,000 Zeta-based vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. Part of the production increase can be attributed to the Pontiac G8's impending arrival, but there have been cagey references to importing the VE Ute, which shares the VE platform with the G8. Bob Lutz

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