You won’t find that manual

August 1, 2010 | By Richard Prince


I am the proud owner of a 1985 Chevrolet El Camino and I have been searching for a shop or service manual that deals exclusively with the El Camino.

If such manuals exist would you please tell me where to locate one? I am beginning to wonder if these manuals are available.


From a technical perspective, the El Camino was not a distinct Chevrolet model. It shared the same platform as the Impala, Caprice and Monte Carlo and as such there was one shop manual that covered all of these vehicles.

Helm ( published this and you can still buy it from the company under part ST32985 for about $75.

The 1985 Fisher Body Service Manual also has information that pertains to your El Camino and that
manual is also available from Helm.