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In the latest episode of Generation Gap, the guys explore the “pickups” of the collector car world. But these “pickups” are a bit more car than you would want on the construction site. Davin’s choice is a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino that gets its power from a 454 CI V-8 with a Rock Crusher 4-speed. Matt’s choice, a 2004 Chevrolet SSR, has a supercharged 5.3-liter V-8 with an automatic transmission and a retractable hard top. Which one of these would you rather see parked in your garage?

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Comments

    • Craig Williams
      Craig Williams

      Didn't the 2004 Chevy ssr leak radiation from the battery

      about 18 days ago
    • Ten 4
      Ten 4

      El Camino yes - SSR if you like tight salmon pink colored pants.

      about 1 month ago
    • JAY TEE
      JAY TEE

      I think the SSR was a reply to the Plymouth prowler in a sense

      about 2 months ago
    • Matthew Peterson
      Matthew Peterson

      el camino all day baby.

      about 2 months ago
    • dpgriffith
      dpgriffith

      The 2004 is fugly.

      about 3 months ago
    • dpgriffith
      dpgriffith

      I'd go for the 1970. I always lean toward old school.

      about 3 months ago
    • 7c8f
      7c8f

      Always disliked the looks of the ssr

      about 4 months ago
    • Dave
      Dave

      I love both trucks. Always loved the el camino sice a friend brought one to high school. I am drawn to 2 seat vehicles. I love roadsters. The drop top on the SSR is what makes it appealing. I checked out ine with 80,000 miles and it was a rattle trap.

      about 4 months ago
    • Adrian Pena
      Adrian Pena

      I'm biased, used to own a 70 el camino ,hands down the el camino!!!

      about 7 months ago
    • Todd Young
      Todd Young

      I have owned both. Price today is equal. Performance? 2 different technology. Chevrolet needed to place a better LS motor in SSR to start with. el Camino had it all from start. No need to lower sun visors to open or close top. Sheet metal new and used for both trucks is available. The Trail blazer chassis in SSR is common for parts. Ugly? Does your wife know you pass judgement totally on looks? SSR may not be a looker for everybody. But she has many pluses that just looking at her? Might fail but SSR & significant other? lol Beauty is only skin deep. One big negative elCamino has SSR does not. Head room. lean back to far or tall person. The the most horrible? If your elCamino is rear ended? Your head is going through the rear window. SSR has head room & safety equipment for you not to get a concussion. I love Chevy's. As I have told many haters. Both have close to same size bed I have half ton load rating & can tow up to 2500 trailer. Funny you said Linkenfielder installed a Magnuson supercharger? I asked them. Nope. Prefer Whipple?

      about 7 months ago
    • Captain FALKEN
      Captain FALKEN

      '70 El Camino Super Sport. Why are these videos even made

      about 8 months ago
    • Medical Cannabis Spain
      Medical Cannabis Spain

      i would rather drive a slow beautiful car than a fast ugly car.. i think

      about 9 months ago
    • Charles Warren
      Charles Warren

      I'd drive both. Don't always have to be a comparison lol.

      about 9 months ago
    • Charles Warren
      Charles Warren

      2:57 that wagon is clean in the background.

      about 9 months ago
    • Ruben Salcido
      Ruben Salcido

      El Camino SS 454 no question is my kind of vehicle!

      about 9 months ago
    • HighandDry
      HighandDry

      The front grill and The headlights on the SSR are ugly beyond belief, if they had put a classic styled front end on it that would have been great. The El Camino is fabulous, one of the best looking rigs ever.

      about 10 months ago
    • Realty With Sean Kemp
      Realty With Sean Kemp

      Wait soo her supercharged the 1st gen ssr...Not the ls2.??

      about 11 months ago
    • Realty With Sean Kemp
      Realty With Sean Kemp

      Thay thumbnail actually isnt that bad the ssr looks kind of cool on here

      about 11 months ago
    • BlueRexッ
      BlueRexッ

      Elcamino

      about 11 months ago
    • Conner the boss Goodman
      Conner the boss Goodman

      Ssr worst produced

      about 11 months ago
    • Tom Cassidy
      Tom Cassidy

      I love both of them the car with a truck bed theme is so awesome to me that even I drive a car with a truck bed but mine was modified it's a 1998 ford mustang with the rear window and trunk cut out and water proofed

      about 1 year ago
    • michael anderson
      michael anderson

      Was hoping for a drag race but I love Chevelles and elcaminos I don't care for the ssr except for modern interior

      about 1 year ago
    • XxItz_AdianZxX
      XxItz_AdianZxX

      dammit the SSR sounds extremely ugly

      about 1 year ago
    • Titanicman
      Titanicman

      SSR All the way, I usually prefer classics but I love the look of the Chevy SSR

      about 1 year ago
    • Alejandro Hernandez
      Alejandro Hernandez

      I love el Caminos

      about 1 year ago
    • ucrenegade
      ucrenegade

      El Camino only one that I don't even have to watch.

      about 1 year ago
    • Baer17
      Baer17

      I love my SSr. Have since day one. You forget. Convertible with power and modern engineering. Muscle, I get it but Modern, Unique, Roadster

      about 1 year ago
    • Zike Gladion
      Zike Gladion

      I don’t like el caminos and love SSRs

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Zalewski
      Michael Zalewski

      not even close, el camino every time

      about 1 year ago
    • mustang guy
      mustang guy

      the EL Camino wins

      about 1 year ago