This big 1987 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 has a lot going for it. Slick two-tone paint, a comfortable interior, a great powertrain, and, well, who doesn't love a brute like this? With go-anywhere capabilities but the comfort and reliability of a daily driver, this might just be the ultimate pickup.
The first thing you notice is the handsome black-and-blue paint job, which makes this big truck look nasty yet refined. At once unique and timeless, the paint is likely original, but because this truck was never a beater so it still looks quite good. The sheetmetal is straight and clean, and the Chevy's squared-off looks have aged very, very well. Look closely and you'll see the paint is not perfect, but still in great shape nonetheless, and with a set of three simple pinstripes down the flanks and around the tailgate, you can see that GM always wanted these trucks to be stylish. All the original trim is still intact, too, and with a color-matched grille, it has a custom look without needing a lot of dramatic modifications. The bed is protected with a heavy-duty mat, as well as a set of bed rails that dress the truck up nicely. There's also a chrome rear bumper and a big rear window that provides great fishbowl views from inside the cabin.
Brown cloth covers the stock bench seat, and the almost entirely original interior doesn't need a lot of flash to be functional. The lower half of the dash is painted to match the body, which is a nice touch, and upscale door panels, vinyl floors, and a bunch of comfort and convenience options make this as much luxury truck as commercial hauler. A sheet of brushed stainless frames the original gauges, with a factory steering wheel atop a tilt column to help guide it down the trail. It also sports factory A/C that's blowing cold, plus an original AM/FM/Cassette stereo down low in the stock location. Heavy-duty vinyl flooring is durable and easy to manage, especially when you're out playing in the dirt, but it never feels like a working-class vehicle. It's comfortable enough to use every day. The 4-speed shifter jutting up from the floorboard is a relatively rare option, and is positioned close to the driver for easy shifting.
With a fuel-injected 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood, there aren't many places this brute can't go. Nicely finished, the engine bay looks like someone's been looking after it all its life, and if this truck was intended to get dirty, someone was certainly fastidious about cleaning it up afterwards. There are no radical modifications, so it runs happily on pump gas, idles well, pulls hard, and doesn't overheat during slow-speed crawling. There's plenty of torque to turn those big tires, and thanks to the 4-speed manual transmission, it cruises quietly and comfortably and fuel mileage goes from abominable to adequate, which is about all you can expect in a big machine like this. A big lift gives it its towering presence, there's a great-sounding dual exhaust system with dual outlets, and with a stabilizer on the steering linkage, it tracks straight and doesn't wander like many lifted pickups. Shiny Fuel chrome wheels wear giant 37x13.5-20 Nitto off-road tires that look great, ride well, and claw through the dirt with ease.
If you're a fan of off-roading, this is a finished truck ready to enjoy, and even if you just like the look, this one is incredibly civilized too. Call today!