1978 GMC Caballero Diablo

1978 GMC Caballero Diablo
Mention the name El Camino to any automobile performer, and it’s likely that an illustration of a truck based on a 1960s Chevelle comes to cognition. Only the nerdiest ’70s automobile lovers might remember the Caballero which was GMC’s version of the El Camino when the version moved onto the company’s furloughed G platform for 1978.


1978 GMC Caballero Diablo


The Diablo collection made the Caballero much more special despite alarming. The design team included an almost satanic-looking demon-flame hood picture as large as the Trans Am’s screaming chicken. The Diablo name were in big missives along the doors and an equaling adornment followed the debased section of the body.

Under the hood, customers could have a 95-hp V-6, a 145-hp 5.0-liter V-8, or a 170-hp 5.7-liter V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor. Each motor could be united with a manual or an automatic transmission. So a Diablo running a 350-cubic-inch V-8 and a four-speed manual was probably a beautiful entertaining vehicle back in the late ’70s. The Diablo name lived on until 1987, but after ’82, the hood picture was gone and without that demon.