What makes a 1972 Chevy SS El Camino a true SS?
What makes it a true SS is that it came from the factory as an
SS. Beware of a clone. Many a standard El Camino has been turned
into an SS and sold as a authentic one. The VIN # will tell you if
this one is for real. The SS package was only available on the
Custom Pickup and included a special instrumentation panel with a
black steering wheel and column and an "SS" hub emblem. It also
included 15x7 inch sport wheels, F60x15 white-lettered bias ply
tires, a sports-type remote control outside body colored rearview
mirror, power disc brakes, and high output battery. Interestingly,
only the LS5 carried external engine ID; they carried "SS 454"
badges. All others only said "SS." So beware of fakes.