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


  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"/]

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

  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.

  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

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

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

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

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


  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

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


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