Wearing a sharp looking coat of paint while running and sounding just awesome, this 1979 Chevrolet C10 Silverado is no mere survivor - it's an absolute thriver. After four decades of loyal service, it's put in just a touch over 80,000 miles - not a whole lot for a vehicle that's developed such a reputation for durability - and is still propelled by what's very likely its original engine.
This Chevy truck has that vintage curb appeal meter pegged. With its sturdy form still in largely original configuration and draped in high impact black paint, this is a ride that will stand out even in the best of classic automotive company. We all know the tendency the color has to magnify any flaws that may be present, but there's nothing to worry about here. Take a closer look and you won't find any blemishes of note and the paint itself is in great form, with a deep shine that will absolutely radiate after a good buff and wax session. The array of chrome that's on board is very clean - in particular, the front and rear bumpers are unusually clean and were likely only recently replaced. Up front, the blackened, bowtie-deleted grille adds a tasteful element of customization without taking things too far, while in back you'll see a Class III trailer hitch positioned between the tailpipes - a subtle reminder that this venerable truck is ready to go to work.
Take a glance inside the doors and you'll see a cabin that has been refurbished while still retaining a thoroughly vintage presence. Back when this '79 rolled off the showroom floor, this interior would have represented the pinnacle of stylishness, featuring a bench seat wearing a crushed velour cover - arguably as '70s an aesthetic cue as has ever existed - that's as comfortable as can be, with an expanse of clean red carpeting just below. A pair of newly added door panels freshen up the interior even more, while farther forward, you'll find fresh gauges in the instrument cluster joined by a trio of aftermarket counterparts just below. You'll have no problems staying comfortable inside this cabin during these warmer summer months - the air conditioning system blows cold and strong and is powered by a newly added compressor. The bed area in back is well protected by spray in bed liner and is in great shape, ready to serve as the foundation for many more miles.
The reassuringly solid running condition of this Chevy is anchored by a 350 cubic inch V8 that's in top form. Wearing a 4-barrel 650 cfm carb over a Summit intake manifold, it starts up promptly with a turn of the ignition key and sounds out just the right exhaust note into the aftermarket headers leading to its FlowMaster mufflers, as it teams with a smooth shifting 3-speed automatic TH400 transmission. A pair of chrome valve covers and a matching chrome air cleaner provide some added eye candy. In the interest of upping the dependability factor, a new gas tank was installed recently, and an MSD ignition is on board to maximize available spark. This skillfully restored pickup cruises on a set of 15” American Racing Torq Thrust wheels wrapped with meaty BF Goodrich T/A radials that are brought to low effort stops by power brakes that feature discs up front. Below, the undercarriage looks to be as solid as can be.
Impressively clean both inside and out, and running like a top, this 1979 Chevrolet C10 Silverado would be a great score for the classic truck aficionado who prizes a rock solid driving experience. Call today!