70 Ugliest Cars on The Road
69. Chevrolet El Camino
The so-called “vehicular hermaphrodite” is probably the most controversial entry on this list. The El Camino’s not-quite-a-truck, not-quite-a-two-door-coup left a lot of potential consumers confused at the time. Coupled with its wonderfully 1980s boxy front end and the odd choice of paint job colors, the El Camino is a symbolically 80s vehicle.
But its history goes much deeper than that. There’s a nobility to the idea behind the El Camino: the desire to produce a car that was both utilitarian and classy enough for social settings. Did it achieve its ends? Probably not, but it was a wonderful dream to have for a time.