Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
It's obvious that GM built 1/2 ton pickups like this 1994 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado Extended Cab with utility and practicality in mind, but they certainly didn't forget about style. Sure, it's still a rugged truck underneath, but on the outside it's one of the best-looking trucks ever built. Add in the slick Blue Metallic paint job with a few exterior flairs, a comfortable A/C interior, great options, and powerful 5.7L V8 motor, and you've got one of the cooler 'modern' classic pickups you can get for under $25k.
This truck's sleek, dark blue metallic paint looks fantastic on this Chevy Old Body Style (OBS) pickup, especially with the extended cab design and low-slung stance of this '94 Silverado. 1994 was one of the last years you could get an extended cab this big without at least one hinged door, and with all the 4-door trucks on the road today, it's nice to see a throwback to the way that things used to be. That super-long cab design on this fleetside pickup really makes the truck look imposing, even with the desirable short bed out back. The finish work on the Blue Metallic paint is top driver quality, so nice that it looks rarely driven, but not so untouched that you'll be afraid to take it out for a spin every day. That would lead us to believe that this a faithful respray, and the added fender flares, lower body ground effects, and color-matched tonneau cover all add to the killer look of this Silverado. And with all that laser-straight bodywork still looking like you could set your clock to it, it means it has always been someone's special truck. Out back underneath that tonneau, the bed was lined with a drop-in bedliner that really looks great with the added protection of that durable plastic material, it means that you can still use this truck like it was originally intended. And there's enough real estate back there to drag away half of Home Depot with you on the weekends. Other neat touches include the big Bowtie emblem in the front grille (although all the other badge were deleted), clear headlights/taillights, and tinted windows that give the truck a mysterious disposition that works great.
Slip inside and have a seat in the luxurious light gray interior. Comfortable captain's bucket seats up front and a matching rear bench wrapped in high-end vinyl makes this a first-class way to haul you, your people, and your gear - and that clean upholstery looks nicely maintained throughout. There are some signs of use and age, particularly in the high-traffic areas, but there are no major rips or tears to report and all that custom woodwork on the bespoke center console, door panels, dash trim, and headliner add a warm touch to the comfortable cabin. Because this is a modern Silverado it is optioned with all the creature comforts of the era, including working air conditioning that still blows ice cold (although the compressor is a bit noisy), plus an original AM/FM stereo, cruise control, power windows, power locks, and a tilt wheel are all at your fingertips, further blurring the line between blue-and-white collar transportation. And we haven't forgotten that this is a truck with a half ton load capacity and so power steering and power front disc brakes make it all manageable. Remarkably, the dash pad isn't even cracked (a recurring problem on OBS trucks), and the 'Westwind' wood accents add a really cool bespoke touch to the cabin. The giant rear window provides a cool fishbowl like atmosphere inside, while the plush carpets on the floors and taut headliner above insulate the cabin perfectly. Given the strong condition of the interior, there's just no question this truck has always been a respected member of the family.
Although many of these trucks were born with the standard Vortec V6, this original owner of this Silverado opted to pay up and equip it with the optional 5.7L EFI V8. These powerful and torquey V8's have been fitted in everything from Camaros to, well, pickup trucks, and they're renowned for their dependability and ease-of-maintenance. With a 200-horsepower rating in 1994, there's more than enough power if you choose to leave the motor bone-stock like this one, which almost looks just like it did on the showroom floor in 1994. The 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is set up to handle the power with ease and features a tall overdrive gear, and there isn't a better transmission available as a mate; after all, fuel mileage matters these days. Also take a look at the super-solid undercarriage, where you'll find no secrets thanks to a lifetime in the warm Oklahoma climate under the tutelage of just 1-owner since new, which again suggests that this truck has always led a very good life. Awesome 15-inch Progressive wheels have a cool retro-modern look to them and add just the right amount of flash to the short-bed pickup, and they're wrapped in 275/60/15 Cooper Cobra white-letter radials with ple
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