2 Door Cab
THIS 1986 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 2 DOOR CAB IS LOCATED IN: CHATHAM, VA
C/K is a series of trucks that were manufactured by General Motors. Marketed under the Chevrolet and GMC brands, the C/K series included a wide range of vehicles. While most commonly associated with pickup trucks, the model line also included medium-duty and heavy trucks. "C" denoted a two-wheel drive; "K" denoted four-wheel drive.
Introduced for the 1960 model year, the C/K series was marketed by Chevrolet until 2002 in the United States (GMC marketed the series from 1960 to 1987). In South America, the C/K was marketed by Chevrolet from 1964 to 2001 in Brazil and from 1975 to 1982 in Chile. After 1989, GM ended the use of the C/K series for medium-duty trucks, replaced by the Chevrolet Kodiak/GMC TopKick.
The C/K series was produced across four generations, introduced in 1960, 1967, 1973, and 1988. In contrast to Chevrolet, GMC marketed only the first three generations as the C/K, with the fourth generation becoming the GMC Sierra. Introduced in 1999, the Chevrolet Silverado became the divisional replacement for the C/K; the Silverado and Sierra drew their nameplates from top-level trims in use since the 1970s.
Third generation (1973–1987)
An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors' Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups debuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road. The third-generation trucks are colloquially known as the "Square-body" or "Box-body" generation.