1986 Chevrolet Silverado
The origin for the word Silverado is confusing and varied with each page you do research from. It has several meanings, however for this description we will just say it is a truck made by Chevrolet and is wildly popular.
For consignment if I use the word Resto-Mod loosely it may apply to this truck. Some modifications, improvements, more power, original interior, and a flat black moon capped truck that is a bit lower in ride height than stock specs. Quite an interesting combination and bordering on menacing. Ultimately a good look, and not something you'll see every day.
Stripped of any badging, this truck retains its original grille, bumpers and side view mirror attached to the door. A large hood scoop style hood has been added, and it is pinned on to the truck. A flip open of the rear gate, and we see a bed liner that would have been sprayed on, and shows some dings and dents, but is mostly intact. Our paint gets interesting as it shows a black primer and is a semi-gloss at best for the texture. Moon caps which are very cool, and side pipes let them hear ya coming before your arrival.
A mixture of red cloth velour, and red vinyl is noted on the door panels. Power windows are installed, and a small but powerful speaker is embedded within the upper front of the door. Moving to the interior bench, it is sporting a seat cover, which we did not remove, but we can assume it is covering matching velour seats probably in red. The original dash is attached in front of the bench and has a carpet top just laying there as protection. Removal of the carpet reveals no cracks in the dash top. Headliner is tight, and several ad stickers are noted throughout the interior. A sea of red carpet in OK condition is covered by rubber floor mats.
The mill consists of a bored out 350ci V8 to a now 359 (.60 over). It has World Heads attached, a 2.02 intake, and 76CC combustion chambers. On top is an Edelbrock High Rise Intake, similar to the NASCAR setup. A comp cam thumper, and blackjack headers are attached. Consigner states that a Demon 750 Carb that is jetted will come with the truck but is currently not installed. Bringing up the back of this healthy mill, is a 700 R-4 automatic transmission with a B&M 2400 Stall Converter.
A peek underneath, and we some areas of surface rust, but pretty typical of a truck from this era. All new front suspension made up of DJM Drop Spindles, and Monroe Air Shocks. The rear has had the leaf springs removed and replaced with a drop kit for a lower ride.
With its life mostly spent in the dry air of New Mexico, there is no rust to speak of on the body, and all panels are very straight to boot. Some great mods to the engine, menacing flat black primer, and the moon caps I cannot keep my eyes off of, we have a truck that you can be assured that no one else has one like it! An original.