The muscle car era wasn't over in the 1990s, it just moved on to the trucks. This 1990 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 454 SS combines the big block from the heavy-duty pickups and the lightest half-ton chassis to create the first muscle truck of the modern era.
It would have been tough for previous owners to resist having fun with a big block pickup, but this one shows plenty of signs that it has been under mature care for nearly three decades. This includes details such as the well-preserved lower valence and the menacing blacked-out grille remains complete. We bet you've noticed that this one has been upgraded to a more aggressive cowl induction-style hood, which just feels right to have an icon from the muscle car era on this muscle truck. All this factory-correct Onyx paint makes a nice canvas for the factory chrome wheels, bold red bow tie up front, and the fade-style decals in the rear. Plus, you have nice touches like the side exhaust tips and side steps. But while all this makes the pickup look good, it also doesn't shy away from real truck duty. There's a protective rubber mat under the folding tonneau bed cover, and you have a proper trailer hitch. So this one has a value that goes beyond its looks.
It isn't a true first-year SS truck without the Garnet red interior and the premium cloth bucket seats. It's quite flashy and still looks amazing today, especially when viewing it in combination with the vivid black exterior paint. A center armrest console provides extra storage and a set of cup holders, which is a nice feature that doesn't yet come in many classic collectables. This SS is loaded with power windows, power locks, tilt steering column, and the distinct Chevy factory split-level AM/FM/cassette stereo. Plus, there are upgrades like the durable rubber floor mats and a tach below the dash. But your favorite piece is likely the sliding rear window. It allows you to get the old-school breezes through this speedy pickup. And with the air conditioning blowing cold with modern R134a, you can do this and stay cool even in the summertime.
Under the hood, the 454 cubic-inch fuel-injected big block comes from the grand muscle car tradition of Chevy grabbing the largest motor they had, and shoehorning it into the smallest, lightest body for exceptional performance. These engines were initially intended to do work in a dually, pulling things like horse trailers, but then were installed in an 800 pound lighter pickup. So you know this one has some serious power to spare. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is a stout unit built to handle the power. This one is also quite capable on the road thanks to a sports car-like ratio on the power steering and power brakes with discs up front. The muscle car/truck package is complete with BF Goodrich T/As tires at all four corners.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a big block machine with a great look, the right features, and a terrific price. That's why you know you have to strike now while this rare beast is still exceptionally affordable. Call today!!!