Sometimes what you want is simple, clean, and to the point. This 1987 Chevrolet K10 4x4 pickup embodies that philosophy perfectly, offering an ultra-straight body, nice bright red paint, and a minimum of add-ons that clutter the design. With 350 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 paint job is pretty well done, especially for a truck. 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 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. It has surely been repainted at some point and while it's got a few signs of use, it looks just about as you'd expect for a vehicle that just passed its 30th birthday. The grille and bumpers are excellent originals, the factory stainless trim remains bright and shiny, and it has been treated to a spray-in bedliner that shows off clean sheetmetal and a willingness to do some work on weekends.
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 1987, including factory A/C (needs to be serviced), cruise control, a tilt steering column, and power windows and locks. The red upholstery looks fantastic thanks to great care over the years and there are no splits or tears in the seat cover. The carpets show some fading, which is tough to avoid with red, but no major damage or other issues. The factory AM/FM radio still sounds great and all the original gauges are in excellent condition with bright faces and clear lenses. The lever on the floor is for the 4-wheel-drive system, and you can shift it on the fly for rough going. You'll also note a sliding rear window, one of our favorite options for those days when it's not quite warm enough to need the A/C.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 without any of the usual tricks, and you know how well those run, right? 1987 was the first year for factory throttle-body fuel injection, which means it starts quickly, idles well even when it's cold, and never really gets fussy no matter what you do with it. The underhood area is orderly if not detailed for show, with all the original hardware in place, from the air cleaner snorkel to the heat shields on the exhaust manifolds. No questionable modifications to compromise reliability (or value, for that matter) and despite the truck's size and 4x4 capabilities, the 350 does just fine moving it around with enthusiasm. The engine's backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case that gives it legitimate off-road chops. The exhaust system has been converted to a true dual setup with Flowmaster mufflers for a great sound, terminating in turn-downs just behind the rear axle. Those tires are big 32x11.50-15 BFGoodrich 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, but this big Chevy K10 is ready to rock. Call today!