Tuesday, September 24, 2019

El Studemino: 1983 GMC Caballero

I was planning on posting mostly old German cars this month because of the whole "Oktoberfest" thing, but then someone mentioned that it was the first day of Fall/Autumn...which reminded me there was a whole section of the country where the season of scorched thighs just ended and now it is possible to drive your non-air conditioned classic around...so for the all the people in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and the Aphrodite Terra -- here is something that appears to have been born in Las Vegas or New Mexico and is hot hot hot!!  Find this 1983 GMC Caballero offered for $10,500 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!



From the seller:

1983 GMC Caballero
VIN: 1GTCW80H4DR501829
condition: like new
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 63000
paint color: brown
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: truck
Studemino, 1983 Classic Custom Car, GMC Caballero (same factory set up as El Camino), Champagne color, one of a kind custom car by Las Vegas New Mexico Car Artist and Restorer John Gonzales. 307 V-8 original engine 63,000 miles, customized, dual exhaust, lots of recent work (Covenant Auto Repair Tucson) so runs great and feels even better in the drivers seat. Will trade for a good commuter car/SUV commuter of equivalent value, examples include Toyota Prius, Highlander Hybrid





11 comments:

  1. What's even weirder is that this follows shortly after Bangshift found a '78 El Camino with 1957 Chevy bodywork for sale. Could these be two works by the same artist... on opposite sides of the country?

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_1pzQBe5STlz_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  2. Why do I like this? Would be perfect lowered 1" and in black.....

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  3. I'm diggin' the Studemino! I'd ditch the truly awful wheels and go with something more fitting; but other than that which is easily changed out, I'd rock this one all day long! I agree with the lowering idea. Doesn't need much, maybe an inch or so.

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  4. This is not the first one of these shown here on DT. Let's not forget the in-your-face yellow Studemino of 2014

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    1. How'd I forget about that one!!! These things are multiplying like bunnies!

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  5. I like the mauve version here, over that lemon yellow example from '14.

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  6. The owner is looking for a commuter car!!!!! I would DD this thing in a heartbeat!!! Heartbeat of America!

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  7. If only someone in Argentina shipped one of these to the USA 😢

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15339184/the-w115-based-la-pickup-was-a-mercedes-benz-el-camino/

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  8. I know this is wrong and usually I'm an original nut but this and the Chevy just make a sort of perverse Jetson logic. I ll say a few rosaries for penitence

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  9. Or roll your own at http://www.studemino.com/home.asp

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