Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The right stance and color combination can make or break any vehicle, and this 1987 Chevy C10 pickup looks simply awesome slammed and raked in its two-tone metallic blue and gray outfit. This slick Box Chevy truck also packs a brawny 5.0L, a ton of optional and aftermarket equipment, and an upgraded suspension, showing us why these trucks remain so popular today. Take a closer look, this slick Texas truck is a turn-key beauty that's both reliable and show-off worthy.
Although it was repainted not long ago, this truck carries a factory-correct color combination and exudes a totally '80s vibe with careful pinstripes between the Blue and Gray paint. That's not to say that it's dated, because the color combination is timeless, especially with hints of metallic finish in both shades. Park this truck next to one with original paint, and you'll see that the blue is vastly deeper and richer than the original stuff, with a shine that puts even the best original paint to shame. The gray reflects straight bodywork underneath, and the break line between the colors is laser-straight and even across the body lines. All the original trim was reinstalled or replaced with OEM correct parts, including the hood ornament and oversized side mirrors, and this truck also includes shiny tailgate trim and a bed that's been treated to a spray-in bedliner for practicality's sake, so you can put it to work a bit if you need to. Chrome bumpers front and rear give the truck an upscale look and you'll be impressed by how tightly the stainless trim hugs the lower edges of the body. This really is a good-looking truck.
The original style interior is tasteful in blue velour fabric, with a load of comfort and convenience options. It's in outstanding condition given that it's now 33+ years old, featuring a split-bench seat with an oversized fold-down armrest that's very comfortable. In addition, the door panels, carpets, headliner, and dash pad are remarkably well-preserved, and one glance inside tells you that this was not a stripped-down work truck ever. Options include factory A/C that's blowing nice and cold, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt steering column that now holds a sport Grant GT steering wheel atop it, all of which make this Box Chevy pickup a true pleasure to drive. Flip the key and the dash comes to life, as the original gauge set-up was swapped in favor of a purely digital gauge set-up that looks like it belongs in a Tesla, making this a truck that's ready to cruise cross-country at a moment's notice with a keen eye toward the engine's vitals. A taut headliner makes the cabin feel insulated and whole, while the sliding rear window out back is always a welcome accessory, creating draft-free ventilation inside on those days where you don't need the A/C.
An uber-dependable 5.0L V8 is plenty to get this truck moving and to haul just about anything that'll fit in the bed. With decent horsepower and plenty of torque, this throttle-body fuel-injected powerplant really scoots around town easily and has a great muscle car V8 soundtrack to go with it. The engine bay is neatly detailed and organized, including a black open-element air cleaner, matching valve covers, and a set of aftermarket headers that feed the Flowmaster dual exhaust below. And if you're wondering where the inner fenders are, they were removed to make way for the upgraded suspension and oversized rims and tires, so maybe be mindful of the puddles. Turn the key and it starts easily, which is what you'd expect from a small block Chevy, and it feels like a far younger vehicle from behind the wheel. Much of that is due to the killer upgraded suspension that was recently swapped-in below, that features Ridetech components front and rear that both help with the handles and the slammed stance you see in our photos. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission spins a 10-bolt rear end filled with 2.73 gears out back, making highway cruising easy and relatively efficient, and power steering and power front disc brakes reinforce that very point. Oversized 17-inch Rallye wheels with chrome accents take a modern spin on the vintage look, and they wear fat 255/60/17 Nexen radials all around that fill the fenders perfectly.
A slick-looking, well-equipped truck that still has a lot of life left in it. Clean ones are getting scarce, and you'll have a hard time find a better color combination and curb presence than this. Call today!
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