The right color combination can make or break any vehicle, and this 1987 Chevy C10 pickup looks simply awesome in its two-tone metallic blue and gray outfit. This Box Chevy truck also packs a brawny 5.0L and a ton of optional equipment, showing us why these trucks remain so popular today. Take a closer look, this Texas truck is a turn-key beauty that's both reliable and show-off worthy, and they don't get much better than this.
Although it was repainted not long ago, this truck carries a factory-correct color combination and exudes a totally '80s vibe with careful pinstripes between the Light Blue and Gray paint. That's not to say that it's dated, because the color combination is timeless, especially with hints of metallic finish in both shades. Park this truck next to one with original paint, and you'll see that the blue is vastly deeper and richer than the original stuff, with a shine that puts even the best original paint to shame. The gray reflects straight bodywork underneath, and the break line between the colors is laser-straight and even across body lines. All the original trim was reinstalled or replaced with OEM correct parts, including the hood ornament and oversized side mirrors, and this truck also includes shiny tailgate trim and a bed that's been treated to a spray-in bedliner for practicality's sake. Chrome bumpers front and rear give the truck an upscale look and you'll be impressed by how tightly the stainless trim hugs the lower edges of the body. This really is a good looking truck.
The original style interior is tasteful in blue velour fabric, with a load of comfort and convenience options. It's in outstanding condition given that it's now 32 years old, featuring a split-bench seat with an oversized fold-down armrest that's very comfortable. In addition, the door panels, carpets, headliner, and dash pad are remarkably well-preserved, and one glance inside tells you that this was not a stripped-down work truck. Options include factory A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt steering column that now holds a sport Grant GT steering wheel atop it, all of which make this Box Chevy pickup a true pleasure to drive. A couple auxiliary gauges under the dash help monitor the engine's vitals, and the entertainment system has been upgraded to a newer Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system, making this a truck that's ready to cruise cross-country at a moment's notice. A sliding rear window is always a welcome accessory, creating draft-free ventilation inside on those days where you don't need the A/C-try it, you'll like it!
An uber-dependable, numbers-matching 5.0L V8 is plenty to get this truck moving and to haul just about anything that'll fit in the bed. With decent horsepower and plenty of torque, this fuel-injected powerplant really scoots around town easily and has a great muscle car V8 soundtrack to go with it. The engine bay is neatly detailed and organized, including a black open-element air cleaner, chrome valve covers, and a set of aftermarket headers that feed the Flowmaster dual exhaust below. Turn the key and it starts easily, which is what you'd expect from a small block Chevy, and it feels like a far younger vehicle from behind the wheel. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission spins a 10-bolt rear end filled with 2.73 gears out back, making highway cruising easy and relatively efficient, and power steering and power front disc brakes reinforce that very point. The original wheels look a lot like vintage Rallys, and wear fat 255/70/15 Hosier white-letter radials all around.
A handsome, well-equipped truck that still has a lot of life left in it. Clean ones are getting scarce, and you'll have a hard time find a better color combination than this. Call today!