It would no doubt be a tall order, but if ever you were to put together an automotive time capsule, this 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado would be a very fitting representative of its mid-'80s era. It's unusually lightly travelled, having logged just a touch over 37,000 miles during its considerable lifespan, and shows all the beneficial effects of having received plenty of shelter and attentive care during that time.
We rarely see a vehicle, let alone a task-oriented pickup, live through more than three decades of real-world use and emerge anywhere near as sharp as this Chevy. Its black exterior looks great - close to show quality, in fact - and a comprehensive detailing will likely get it over the goal line, should that be your aim. Still in entirely factory configuration, its chrome trim and brightwork are also very clean and the often overlooked smaller details have been taken care of - the rubber on those vertical push bars up front sports a deep black color, the distinctive quartet of headlights recessed into the front grille are crystal clear and the badging from front to back is in top form. Swing around to the side and you'll notice just how expansive the bed area is - this is a long bed in a very literal sense and, should you opt to put this classic back to work there'll be plenty of cargo space at your disposal.
That same sterling condition is on display inside the doors, where an ultra-clean interior awaits. At its center is a bench seat that's sporting a nicely fitted cloth cover over its well-padded form that shows virtually no wear at all and looms over matching gray carpeting that appears to have been very recently installed. A factory-issue steering wheel sits on its tilting column and the chrome accented instrument panel right in front of it features a collection of clear, functional gauges. The entire dash area is in equally clean condition - only the original AM/FM radio will require attention to get back online. During this C10's restoration process, its factory air conditioning system was also upgraded to modern 134A refrigerant and it's blowing cold and strong to keep you and your passengers nice and comfortable. That spacious bed area in back is well protected by spray-in liner that's performed its duties without even carrying any observable blemishes to show for it.
Raise the hood and you'll likely be impressed with the impeccably detailed condition of the engine bay. The very same 305 cubic inch V8 this workhorse began life with still sits at its center, surrounded by an array of components that appear as if they've just emerged from a steam cleaning session. Every hose inside the compartment looks fresh, every line and wire neatly routed, while an upgraded HEI ignition system has been added to maximize available spark to the engine, which still carries its original carburetor under its jet black air cleaner and pairs with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission equipped with an overdrive gear to bring down RPMs at highway speeds. A glance below reveals that the years have also been kind to the undercarriage - while you'll find the patina that comes with its age, from this vantage point everything appears very straight and solid. This unusually fresh-looking classic truck cruises on a set of 15” OEM Rally wheels wearing Summit Cascade tires and is equipped with power brakes that position discs up front for fade resistant stopping ability.
A survivor in the most complimentary sense of the term, this 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado is in outstanding overall condition and is well positioned for plenty more duty. Call today.