We’re fairly sure alcohol was heavily involved in the ideation and creation of this wacked-out 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, which goes by the name “Hulk-Camino.”
Yep, what lays before you bears little dimensional and physical resemblance to a big-fin Elky, but that’s exactly what it was before cutoff wheels, welders, and a whole lot of imagination went to work.
It’s almost like a Hot Wheels die-cast model that was never quite finished, yet this ’59 has a surreal—and real—presence.
Underneath the half-finished welds and layers of patina—some real, some fake—lies an impressive stack of parts.
The engine is a 400 Dart small-block topped with a 6-71 BDS supercharger and fitted internally with a lightweight Callies crankshaft and the requisite forged pistons. The result is an impressive stated output of 800 horsepower!
The small-block is mated to a Monster 700R4 transmission, which is then coupled to a Strand Dana 60 rear end. The entire project sits on a custom chassis, because obviously.
The rolling stock consists of American Racing Wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson rubber, while stopping duties are handled by Wilwood brakes. We spotted it at the 2019 SEMA show, and in a sea of über-polished rides, this ratty ’59 was a real eye-catcher.
Driving the 800 HP Blown Hulk Camino Rat Rod (1959 El Camino) by ITW Hot Rods
Join in the thrill of a lifetime as we’re driving the 800 HP blown Hulk Camino by ITW (In the Weeds) Hot Rods. The rumbling idle, revving engine, whine of the blower, and burning rubber make the experience mind-blowing