Friday, January 08, 2010

1979 El Camino Royal Knight, I'd never seen one or heard of it before

In 1978, Chevy produced El Caminos with a Black Knight option package (Z16). Only 1200 examples were built before production was halted due to a dispute over the use of the name Black Knight. Chevy re-introduced the package in '79 as the Royal Knight.


  1. I got an MPC model of one of these for Christmas in 1979, forgot all about it until I saw this post.

  2. I drove new a black one and then a white one for Beneventi Chevrolet as a parts truck demo.Definitely the coolest parts truck ever

  3. I have a 1979 ECRK that I've been working on for quite some time now.

  4. I wonder due to the limited number of Black Knights, have there been any examples of people getting a standard El Camino and adding the pinstriping to make a fake Black Knight?

    1. Darned if I could even guess at that. I've never seen one, not even online or in magazines

  5. I have one right now. 50k miles still in good shape.