1978 Chevrolet K-10 4x4
Who didn't want one of these trucks, lifted and sitting tall, back when they were new? Well, it's time to relive the past with this 1978 Chevrolet K10 pickup, which has obviously enjoyed a rather significant makeover. With in-your-face looks and go-anywhere capabilities, it's big fun on or off the pavement. The cool copper color isn't original, but they probably would have loved it in 1978. It looks right, regardless of age, and this awesome Chevy wears it proudly. It was repainted a few years ago, but judging from the details and the hard-to-reach areas of the body, bright red was this truck's original color. You can't argue with how good it looks on the clean, chiseled lines of the K10 and the finish quality is on-par with the build quality of the rest of the truck. It's shiny, well-applied, and covering some straight sheetmetal, but at the same time, it's not so flawless that you're afraid to use this truck to its full potential. There's lots of shiny trim to accentuate that coppery paint, including the factory stainless moldings on the sides of the body and the satin black bumpers just look butch. There's also a big Warn winch up front that only helps with the do-anything vibe. Even the bed is nicely finished, probably too nice to do the kind of heavy hauling this truck is capable of doing. Someone obviously loved this Chevy. The handsome tan interior is largely stock and for 1978, you'll be impressed by the luxury accommodations. The wide bench seat wears a more recent cover that's in great shape, and the door panels look new, too. This truck offers factory A/C, so it's quite comfortable year 'round and the instruments are bright and crisp. A newer AM/FM/CD stereo lives in the dash, but that and the tan dash cover are the only notable modifications to the interior. A sliding rear window works in concert with the vent windows to make the interior pleasant on those days when you don't quite need the A/C, and rubber floor mats mean it's low maintenance when you're out playing in the mub. The condition of the sparkling engine bay suggests that while this truck looks off-road ready, it hasn't spent much time there. The 350 cubic inch V8 looks quite stock, and pulls the big rig around without working too hard. There's a 4-barrel carburetor up top and a great-sounding dual exhaust system, but for the most part it appears to have been built for reliability first and foremost. Backed by a sturdy TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case, the driveline is tough enough to handle just about anything. While you're under there, check out the modest lift kit with new Rough Country shocks at each corner, beefy leaf springs, and heavy-duty axles that don't mind a little hard work. Of course, a truck like this wouldn't be possible without power steering and brakes, so despite its size it's relatively easy to maneuver in traffic. Great-looking wheels suite the truck's personality and carry mammoth 35x12.50-15 Pro Comp all-terrain tires that look like they'll climb a wall. A very cool truck with few modifications and a classic look. Admit it, you thought this was cool when you were a kid, and who's to say anything has changed. You want it, all you have to do is call!