This big 1987 Chevrolet Silverado K10 4x4 has a lot going for it. Sinister black paint, a great powertrain, slick wheels set atop an imposing lift, and a comfortable stock interior. 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 intimidating black paint job, which makes this big truck look downright nasty. At once unique and timeless, the paint is in great condition, and because this truck was never a beater it still shines incredibly well. 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 in great shape nonetheless, and despite the towering presence of this K10, it looks just the way the factory might have done it. All the original trim was retained, too, and with a stock grille with a color-matched center strip, it has a killer look without needing a lot of dramatic modifications. The bed was painted to match and is so solid we're actually wondering if it ever hauled anything, and on top is a set of bed rails that dress the truck up nicely. There's also bright, heavy-duty chrome bumpers fore and aft and a sliding rear window provides great ventilation on warm days.
Burgundy cloth covers the stock bench seat, and the incredibly clean and entirely stock 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, carpeted 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 with an R134a refrigerant upgrade, plus the original AM/FM/Cassette stereo down low in the stock location. Heavy-duty rubber floor mats provide some protection for the plush carpets, especially when you're out playing in the dirt, but it never feels like a working-class vehicle. It's comfortable and luxurious enough to use every day.
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 wheels and tires, and thanks to a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive 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 Rough Country suspension lift gives it its towering presence, there's a great-sounding original-style exhaust system that amazingly still carries a catalytic convertor, and with that Rough Country set-up, it tracks straight and doesn't wander like many lifted pickups. 22-inch deep-set chrome Gear wheels wear giant 35x12.5-22 Toyo M/T 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. Call today!