Prices increased only slightly: The popular Custom V-8 model now started at $2,504, compared to $2,461 for the 1965 edition. That did no damage to sales. Model-year production topped 35,000, marking the second straight year that El Camino demand rose from the previous season.
1966 Chevrolet El Camino was available
in 15 Magic-mirror colors.
The El Camino Custom newly featured a full-width woodgrain trim panel on the tailgate, a tony touch that seemed a bit out of place on the hotter-performing El Caminos. A new thin molding that edged a lower-body sheetmetal crease replaced the rocker moldings of previous Custom models. Standards had a less-detailed molding in the same location. There were no wheelhouse moldings this year.
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