The year was 1959, the Chevrolet Motor Company decided to break down the barriers of cars and trucks. In doing so, Chevy created the El Camino – half car/half truck – all amazing. Taking cues from the El Camino’s past, some mad genius took a Dodge Charger and made a sleek pickup truck out of it. Don’t let the grocery bags blow out of the bed of this powerful amalgamation.
Introducing the El Chargero, a car that is also a truck. One car enthusiast took a 2006 Charger R/T and a Smyth Performance to create a high-powered pickup truck of your dreams.
The Charger pickup truck-car boasts a corrugated aluminum bed that can reportedly support an 800-pound payload. A little more than your typical Charger trunk.
But this bad boy isn’t just a hauling machine, it also features a powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with 340 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque file via a five-speed automatic transmission. The 20-inch, Hellcat-style chrome wheels look anything but a truck. This intriguing transformation also features Eibach lowering springs, Koni dampers, and polished rectangular exhaust outlets.
“The Smyth Performance includes replacement fiberglass rear quarter panels, a steel tailgate, aluminum inner bed surfaces, and back glass and structural reinforcements. Even though it has a cool motor, it has a lame five-speed automatic transmission,” as reported by Motor Biscuit. “Even though this is a strange bird indeed, it has been well maintained and service records well kept. Since 2018, its brake wear components, steering, and front-end components, the alternator, the battery, the coolant-expansion tank, and the air filter are all professionally replaced.”
This incredible ute is allegedly being auctioned off.
According to a February 10, 2021, report from Motor Biscuit, “As of this writing, the bidding has reached $8,500 with 5 days to go.”