The GMC Caballero is the far less famous sibling of the iconic Chevrolet El Camino, Caballero sales were tiny compared to El Camino sales, but this has caused a signifiant uptick in interest around the less well known GMC utility and good examples are now highly sought after.
The Caballero was unveiled in 1977 as the direct replacement for the GMC Sprint, both cars were identical to the El Camino in many ways, and most people have trouble telling the difference from a few paces.
As with the El Camino, the Caballero shares the same A-body platform as the Chevrolet Malibu before switching to the G-body platform from 1982 onwards. The word “Caballero” is Spanish for “gentleman” or “knight”, a response to the use of the Spanish term El Camino by Chevrolet, which is a reference to El Camino Real or the the “King’s Road”.
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