1971 SS 454 El Camino Super Sport
One Bad Bow Tie

This foot-tempting classic 71 Street Rod / Show Car was custom built in Tonawanda,
New York
in the spring of 1971 as a Super Sport 454 LS-5 four-speed
 posi-traction air-car. It came to California in 2002, when the motor
was renovated by
Ray Zeller. It was dynoed at
795 horsepower to the flywheel on premium pump fuel.

A perfect car to take the kid to school in...


New in 2007

Full 4" exhaust

Trans-Brake setup

Hughes valve body

Five inch Billet U-joints
Custom Highway Differential

Fanned transmission cooler

Adjustable detonation control

Aluminum 2500hp rated drive shaft

Continental 3200 RPM stall converter

MSD variable timing Ignition with 6500 rpm rev limiter

Braided stainless fuel lines with pressure regulator & overflow return

Pro Engineering true 500 GPH electric fuel pump set at -10 in, to -12 out


 March Serpentine pulleys & brackets
Dual-tank fuel gauge & fuel transfer pump
26 gallon vented rear fuel cell +18 gallon factory tank

Rear battery
Runs on 91 octane

Wilawood 4 wheel 13" disc brakes

Tandem trailer with tool box & winch
Original cowl-induction hood in storage

Original factory 4-speed tranny in storage
 Mickey Thompson Drag ; Street Drag Radials

Engine oil cooler, fanned transmission cooler
6 American Racing wheels; 2 with bolt-down M/T slicks

This car runs at about 200 degrees idling on a hot CA hot day


Emergency Kill



John Force Race Station

John Force was born in the Heart of "The OC".
Check out his Race station in Yorba Linda


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Original Build Sheet (with custom seat spring impressions)

1: 1971

36: Custom El Camino 8cyl

80: 2 Door Pickup Delivery
B: Baltimore, Maryland
T 05 04 CPA: 8cyl, 454, 365hp, 8.5 comp, 4BBC, Manual Transmission

T: Tonawanda Build
05 04: May 4th, 1971 start date
06A: Build Date - 1st week of June, 1971
226,980 Production; 126,979th car made
75: Cranberry Red; TR 706: Black Trim; B: Black Vinyl Top


In 2011 this Elco received a brand new engine, an 871 BDS blower, a rebuilt transmission, a custom bench seat, all new gauges, perfection body work, custom power steering and brake fluid tanks and a whole lot more.

Life's a ride when you're

Larry - San Pedro, CA

Life's GOOD!