People have a hate it or love it affair with the El Camino. The model launched in 1959, attempting to combine the finned styling popular in personal vehicles of the time with the utility of a half-ton pickup. Great idea, and perhaps a bit ahead of its time. After initial launch, the El Camino was retired for three years. However, in 1964, the El Camino was reborn—better suited to the 'muscle car" era than the excesses of the '50s. The El Camino saga finally ended in 1987.