Big Block 454 Power, Great Paint, Bed Is In Excellent Shape, Very Nice 4X4 Chevy
If you grew up during the '70s, you'll be relieved to know that Chevy trucks are finally getting their due for something that we've always known: they're just flat-out cool. Basic and rugged, sure, but also handsome in a leathery, hardened kind of way that is all business. Dressing them up with beautiful paint and a big block V8 sure helps, and in the case of this short bed/regular cab 1978 K10 Silverado 4x4, it shows that there's just no way to build an unattractive one. They ALWAYS look good.
At first glance, this might just look like another nicely done Chevy K-series pickup. But get a little closer and you'll discover that the medium blue finish is quite nicely done with a deep shine that looks great on this vintage pickup. And if you're going to look that closely, you need to nail down the bodywork, so this one is arrow-straight and doesn't look like it's ever had to work for a living. A custom tubular grille, chrome bumpers, and big stainless mirrors all give it a flashy look without diluting its heavy-duty attitude.
A gray interior works well with the medium blue paint, and the handsome cloth bench seat is a throwback to the era when this truck was brand new. The upholstery looks brand new and pretty accurately replicates when you might have received when you ordered a new upscale Silverado back in the '70s. The instrument panel is covered with a cool brushed metal applique that really brightens up the interior and surrounds the factory gauges. Matching door panels include more bright stainless trim and handy map pockets, and plush gray carpet is a nice upgrade over the rubber mat that was probably there when it was new. The most notable upgrade is an AM/FM radio that powers a quartet of speakers in the trick Highliner overhead headliner and yes, they all work! There's also a sliding rear window to keep it comfortable even on hot days and a removable dash pad to protect the dash.
The original invoice and build sheet say this truck was originally powered by a 400 cubic inch V8, but not too long ago, someone decided to drop in a thumping 454 cubic inch crate motor. Topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, it's a torquey, eager partner whether you're on-road or off. A few chrome dress-up items give it a flashy look that helps it live up to the promises made by the bodywork, and it runs superbly, as you'd expect. There's a giant radiator up front to keep the big block from getting cranky and long-tube headers feed a pair of performance mufflers that give it a burly soundtrack to match its look. The chassis is pretty original and offers new Rancho shocks on the stock suspension. A TH350 3-speed automatic feeds the original transfer case and axles, and since this truck originally came with the trailer package, there are 3.73 gears in the axles. Flashy MB Motorsports aluminum wheels look great and help offset the weight of the giant 31x10.50x15 Hankook Dynapro radials.
So for you fans of big, burly '70s pickups, this one offers great looks, big block V8 power, and a dash of practicality, too. Call now!
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- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- AM/FM Radio
- Cloth Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Factory Buildsheet
- Original Bill of Sale
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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