1989 Chevrolet C/K Pickup 1500
Chevy has been making pickup trucks since the '30s and when you make a gazillion of them, well that's no small amount of practice. Made to withstand all the punishment that a commercial vehicle needs to tolerate, this 1989 Chevrolet Silverado pickup appears to have led a very pampered existence. There can't be many that are nicer, leading us to wonder if it's time for the Silverado to become a genuine collector vehicle. With a great looks, V8 power, and remarkable originality, this great-looking survivor deserves your full attention. Red will always be in style, especially in a pickup truck, and we have to admit that it works especially well on the Chevy C/K series of trucks. Combined with the regular cab and short bed, the Silverado has a sporty demeanor and a great look. It remains in outstanding condition for being nearly 30 years old, and the shiny paint has weathered the years far better than most GM products of the era, needing nothing more than a coat of wax to really look great. There are no notable blemishes, no major road rash, just a few touch-ups here and there (check out how nice that bed looks!), and it's clear that someone really cared for this truck. There was not much chrome fitted to these workhorses but what is there remains in pretty good condition, including both bumpers. And if you're actually going to put it to work, you'll be happy to find a heavy-duty bed mat for protection. Slip inside and have a seat. A comfortable cloth bench seat from a later truck makes this a first-class way to haul your gear and the red cloth upholstery looks immaculately maintained. Because this is a Silverado it is optioned with all the creature comforts, including air conditioning which still blows ice cold, plus an aftermarket AM/FM/CD 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 brakes make it all manageable. The dash pad isn't even cracked and the sliding rear window provides a comfortable breeze for those days when A/C isn't needed. Given the condition of the interior, there's just no question the mileage shown is original. Open the hood and inspect the nicely detailed engine bay. This Silverado is equipped with the 350 cubic inch V8 that has been fitted to everything from Camaros to, well, pickup trucks. There's more than enough power available if you choose to leave the motor bone stock like this one, which looks like it just rolled out of the showroom and still runs superbly. It's shockingly clean in there and maybe that chrome air cleaner adds a little sparkle. The 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission is also performing without complaint and there isn't a better transmission available to mate to the 350; after all, fuel mileage matters these days. Also take a look at the super clean undercarriage, where you'll find no secrets, thanks to a lifetime in a warm climate, and again, it suggests that this truck has led a very good life. Polished Torque Thrust wheels add some flash to the bright red pickup, endowing it with a sporty demeanor and it carries recent blackwall radials all around. This is a great-looking truck today, and if these become collectable in the future, we're pretty sure these handsome bed trucks will be first on the list. Call today!