GM's Hanenberger - The Chevrolet El Camino SS is Coming Back.

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    Hanenberger - The Chevrolet El Camino SS is Coming Back.

    Resurrected Chevrolet El Camino in the works, Australian GM products gain Cadillac power

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    General Motors' Australian brand Holden eagerly anticipated U.S. President George W. Bush's visit Down Under country this past week when, it was hoped, the presidential push for a bilateral trade agreement will speed up the so-far long drawn-out process. GM is poised to ship its first batch of Pontiac GTO coupes to the U.S., and has several more models in the pipeline.

    Next up would be the replacement for the long retired Chevrolet El Camino SS, based on Holden's muscular V-8-powered Utility. Holden CEO Peter Hanenberger says it would be next to go should the U.S. "Chicken Tax," which loads a 25-percent duty on imported utes, be waived under a new BTA. A BTA with Thailand is also in the mix, a new market Holden has just declared for its rear-wheel drive Commodore V-6 and V-8 sedans, which currently face an 80 percent import duty. Conversely, utilities assembled in Thailand attract a five percent tariff slug entering Australia.

    Meanwhile, GM's all-new engine factory in Melbourne is set to start production of the Cadillac High Feature (HF) V-6 engine family on October 29. First recipients of the engines will be Buick Rendezvous SUVs, with Saab, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and other GM brands queuing up for the all new engine. Holden won't get to use the HFV6 derivatives until this time next year for the final iteration of the VT Commodore series, dubbed VZ. The HF V-6 will be fitted to all Holden products from early 2005.

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    All it needs is a bowtie on the grille, it already fits right in with the Silverado.
     
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    original chevy el camino = in ugliest 5 cars ever
     
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    Yes. They're ready to release an AWD one soon too.
     
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    4 door...v6...SS....where does the SS come in?:ugh::hs::wtc:
     
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    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    oh, and it will sell like the subaru baja :down:
     
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    I could see this happening, considering that Holden already makes an ElCamino type vehicle in Australia.

    I remember my dad talking about when he had an ElCamino with a 400 Small Block in it. He siad that thing was just scary.
     
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    But I hope for the trade thing; Maybe Ford will bring over the Falcon.
     
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    i was wondering if they were going to bring it here
     
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    LS1 V8, RWD, two and four door. :slap: :slap: :slap:
     
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    There's an article about that too, basically Ford is considering it, but won't commit to it without a BTA being effected as described in this article.
     
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    i just saw a 4dr. and i skimmed through and saw lotsa v6
     
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    I've been wanting one of those for about a year(since I became aware of them) I am like shaking in my pants here.
     
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    is it a truck? or is it a car????

    hahaha....me and my friend were making fun of this one dude that drove an el camino during high school a few years back. Kept asking him that, and it annoyed the hell out of him.
     

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