213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs , Georgia
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 potent V8 sure helps, and in the case of this short bed/regular cab 1977 Chevrolet Scottsdale 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 preserved Chevy C/K-series pickup. But get a little closer and you'll discover that the bright 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. It was resprayed about five years ago, so there are signs of use and age, but you won't be unhappy with this one in your garage. It also comes from down south, so rust is a non-issue here, and even the bed, which is protected with a spray-in bedliner and a flush-mounted tonneau cover and bed rails. After all, it IS a pickup truck, right? A bit of stainless dress-up, chrome bumpers, and big mirrors all give it a flashy look without diluting its heavy-duty attitude.
A red interior works well with the red paint, and the cloth bench seat is a throwback to the era when this truck was brand new. The upholstery is a bit faded but remains in good order and pretty accurately replicates when you might have received when you ordered a new upscale Scottsdale back in the '70s. The instrument panel is fitted with a comprehensive array of factory gauges that are a little faded but still keep an eye on the upgraded engine up front. Matching red door panels are in fantastic shape, and simple rubber mats mean you don't have to worry if you're a little dirty when you climb aboard. The most notable upgrade is an AM/FM/CD radio that powers upgraded speakers, and the factory A/C is fully operational.
This truck was originally powered by a 305 cubic inch V8, but not too long ago, someone decided to drop in a thumping 350 cubic inch GM crate motor. Topped by a 4-barrel carburetor, it's a torquey, eager partner whether you're on-road or off. It looks mostly stock and keeps a low profile when you're just driving around and it runs superbly, as you'd expect. There's a giant radiator up front to keep the small block from getting cranky and factory exhaust manifolds feed a pair of glasspack-style mufflers that give it a burly soundtrack to match its look. The chassis is pretty original so it's a bit crusty, but you can easily see that this truck lived someplace warm its entire life. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeds the original transfer case and axles, and the manual locking hubs mean someone was serious about off-road traction. Factory Rally wheels look great and help offset the weight of those big 31x10.50- radials.
So for you fans of big, burly '70s pickups, this one offers great looks, strong V8 power, and a dash of practicality, too. Call now!
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