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I always wanted me an El Camino. And that's church, yo.
Skinny Pete to Jesse Pinkman[src]

The 1981 Chevrolet El Camino is Todd's car. Jesse uses it to flee Jack Welker's Compound after Walter has eliminated Jack and his gang.


Breaking Bad[]

Todd argues his case to Walter, Jesse, and Mike about murdering Drew Sharp. While Jesse prefers to fire Todd, Mike and Walt vote to keep close and in the business as a precaution. Mike announces the decision to Todd and threatens to kill him if he brings a weapon again without warning Mike. Todd, shaken up, quickly leaves the scene in his car. ("Buyout")

Jesse gets in Todd's car and ecstatically plows through the gates of the compound to freedom, laughing and crying hysterically; hardly believing he made it out alive. ("Felina")

El Camino[]

Immediately following his escape from Jack Welker's Compound, Jesse is forced to hide in a driveway to avoid the approaching police. After successfully evading them, he drives the El Camino to Skinny Pete and Badger's where his friends hide the car behind the house. The next day, Jesse calls Old Joe to dispose of the vehicle, but the police activate Todd's Lo-Jack as Joe examines the car and he flees. Skinny Pete comes up with an idea and has Jesse give him the El Camino while Badger drives Skinny Pete's car near the Mexico border, the opposite direction of where Jesse is going and Jesse takes Badger's Fiero. Skinny Pete promises that he will tell the cops that Jesse came to him for help and they traded pink slips for their cars, commenting that he's always wanted an El Camino. Once Jesse is gone, Skinny Pete moves the El Camino into his driveway and awaits the arrival of the police. A few minutes later, Jesse is forced to stop as a massive police convoy goes by in the other direction, following the tracking signal from the El Camino.

In a flashback to Jesse's captivity, Todd takes Jesse to his apartment and enlists Jesse's help in putting a canopy on the car and then disposing of a body in the desert. While looking in the glove compartment, Jesse finds a gun -- the same one he removes from the car in the present while hiding from the cops -- and considers shooting Todd before he is talked down. ("El Camino")


  • The stripes on the El Camino hood resemble the stripes on Drew Sharp’s helmet. This detail may be another example of the idea that people acquire traits from the people they kill.
  • The movie El Camino is named after the car.
  • As seen in El Camino, Todd keeps a gun in the glove compartment. Though Jesse finds it in the flashbacks and nearly shoots Todd, he finds it in the glove compartment again in the present after Jesse's escape, suggesting Todd never bothered to move the weapon.
  • The El Camino used in the film was auctioned in 2023 by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car sold for $23,650.00. The interior of the car was signed by Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Vince Gilligan.[1] The buyer of the car was a museum dedicated to pop culture vehicles - Rodz and Bodz Movie Car Museum - located in Lakewood, Colorado.[2]

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