Sometimes what you want is simple, clean, and to the point. This 1985 Chevy K10 4x4 pickup embodies that philosophy perfectly, offering an ultra-straight body, nice original paint, and a minimum of add-ons that clutter the design. With 5.0-liter V8 power, a bunch of options, and a great look, it's the ideal all-purpose hobby vehicle.
Clean is the right word for this Chevy. From the grille to the clean body lines and shiny red paint job, this truck embodies the word. Nothing has been altered or modified, not even a cowl induction hood, and the original paint is holding up well, reflecting the low 64,950 mileage reading. No long, salty winters, no hard work on the job site, this truck has led a very good life and it shows everywhere you look. The factory paint shines so well you'll think twice about pulling that 4-wheel-drive lever and heading into the dirt, and there's plenty of chrome to really make it stand out. The grille and bumpers are excellent originals, the factory stainless trim remains bright and shiny, and there's just enough brightwork to make it look dressed-up. The bed suggests that this truck has never worked a day in its life and is now protected by a spray-in bed liner and tailgate protector.
GM was actually designing some awfully nice interiors during this era, including a wrap-around dashboard full of highly functional gauges. This one also got just about every option available in 1985, including factory A/C, cruise control, tilt steering column, and power windows and locks. The dark upholstery isn't dramatic, but it works well with the red paint and it's quite likely that it's original, which suggests that this truck has been truly well-maintained from day one. Even the factory AM/FM radio is still in place. The carpets are protected by a set of heavy-duty rubber floor mats, there's a full set of easy-t-red gauges, and even the stainless dash applique looks almost new. Most folks don't take such good care of their trucks, especially not when they're 30 years old.
The engine is a 305 cubic inch V8 without any of the usual tricks, and you know how well those run, right? The underhood area is tidy and well-maintained, evidence of a conscientious owner, and there's plenty of recent work, so it needs nothing to start cruising this summer. No questionable modifications to compromise reliability (or value, for that matter), and thanks to proper maintenance, it starts quickly and idles smoothly, and despite the truck's size and 4x4 capabilities, the 5.0 does just fine moving it around. The engine's backed by a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and a 2-speed transfer case that gives it legitimate off-road chops but still cruises nicely on the highway. The only notable modification is a true dual exhaust system to replace the 2-1-2 setup, resulting in a few more horsepower and terminating in subtle tips just behind the rear wheels. Those fat tires are big 31x10.50-15 BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A radials wrapped around stock Rally wheels in excellent condition.
Even though we seem to get quite a few of them, clean, turn-key 4x4s like this are harder to find than you'd think, and this big Chevy K10 is ready to rock. Call today!