Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Someone forgot to remind this 1992 Chevrolet Silverado that it's just an old pickup truck. Somewhere along the way, it received a heart transplant that includes a fuel-injected 5.7L V8 crate motor, an overdrive automatic transmission, and an athletic suspension that makes it more muscle car than utilitarian hauler. Couple that strong drivetrain with its bright teal livery and comfortable A/C interior, and you've got one of the cooler 'modern classic' trucks we've featured in quite some time.
Finished in slick Teal Green paint, this truck might ordinarily keep a low profile. However, that all changed with the addition of a blacked-out grille, tonneau cover, a set of slick Ion wheels, and some choice '350 SS' badges throughout, all of which transform this formerly non-descript truck into something special. Workmanship is quite good, with a fantastic shine to the finish and great attention to detail that includes fresh-looking headlights and taillights, a foldable tonneau cover, and a deeper chin spoiler, all of which add to the truck's performance look. The grille was replaced with a blacked-out unit to match the body's aggressive set-up, the front bumper is bright and shiny, and while the back certainly matches, it's also a heavy-duty piece that includes a trailer hitch just in case you want to use your truck as a truck. The bed is protected with a heavy-duty spray-in bedliner, so it doesn't mind doing a little work and the tonneau makes it weatherproof. With just a bit of a raked stance, this slick pickup will make you forget about your chores and instead encourages you to head out and have some fun.
The restored interior is very much standard Chevy Silverado pickup, but it's not like that's a bad thing, because according to the original window sticker, this one was ordered with lots of factory goodies. With handsome two-tone gray vinyl upholstery on a pair of high-back reclining factory buckets, it is comfortable and attractive for long hauls and given its condition, it has always been well-maintained. Original carpets and handsome door panels reinforce that fact and it's loaded with options: Cold factory A/C, power windows and locks, a tilt steering column, and a modern Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo installed inside the custom middle console that splits the front seats. A full set of original dials are just ahead of the aftermarket leather-wrapped billet steering wheel, and when you turn the key and see the interior LEDs light up, it's pretty darned cool inside this comfy cab. Tinted windows give it a sinister look, and it's probably safe to call the enclosed bed a giant trunk.
The original engine was yanked in favor of a freshly installed 350 cubic inch V8 crate motor that was installed approximately 1500 miles ago. The engine bay looks super-clean, and if it wasn't for the K&N cold air intake system it would almost pass for a factory set-up. Fuel-injection and an HEI ignition system give it instantaneous throttle response, and there's plenty of power up and down the speedometer. The engine bay, even with the big K&N air-cone filter, looks fairly stock, which is always the hallmark of careful workmanship: preserving the OEM look and feel without going crazy with the shiny stuff. There are signs of maintenance and new parts throughout, including lots of recent brake work and a full tune-up, and when you think about the low miles on the chassis and the introduction of new motor, then you can easily see that this truck will be around for decades to come. The 4-speed automatic transmission replaces the original 5-speed manual and is a great complement to the torquey engine, keeping it in the sweet spot with the help of the 10-bolt rear end out back, so it's always ready to go. The suspension has Monroe shocks all around and looks great so low to the ground and the exhaust system is a great-sounding stock set-up that still includes a catalytic convertor. Sinister gun-metal and black Ion wheels add a performance look and carry fat 275/60/15 Cooper Cobra radials that fill the truck's big wheel arches perfectly.
A very neat truck with lots of power on tap and the suspension to use it. Yeah, it'll still haul, but it would rather be chasing Mustangs. Call today!
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