In 1960, General Motors unveiled a truck that would quickly become common across the country: the C/K10 pickup. It was a stark upgrade from the "Task Force" series of pickup, focusing more on personal comfort and off-road ability. While the Task Force pickup was an American standard for blue-collar workers, it featured few creature comforts and was less suitable for daily commuting. The C/K series perfectly combined the rugged nature of its predecessor with modern amenities that would keep its passengers more comfortable, as well as updated styling and a new 4WD system. The C/K lineup lasted 40 years, becoming one of the most popular vehicles on American roads, and for good reason. The third generation Chevy Pickup was unlike anything the American public had seen before. Its new boxy design thrusted the C/K10 into the modern era, as did modern production practices and an increased focus on the implementation of advanced technology. Prototype parts were the first to be tested using computer-simulated scenarios before being put into real-world applications. The C/K10 was also the first to be wind-tunnel tested for improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, including developing a hidden radio antenna to reduce overall drag. The new truck was a revolutionary way of thinking for vehicle development, which is why the Square-Body Chevrolet remains such an iconic piece of American history.
This 1986 Chevrolet K10 was a well-optioned workhorse from the factory, featuring the highly desirable short-box Fleetside body, air conditioning, an auxiliary fuel tank, comfort steering, an AM/FM radio, automatic locking hubs, and 4WD in addition to the upgraded Silverado specification. The two-tone Nevada Gold Metallic and black beautifully match the tan and brown interior. This truck has been sparingly driven over the years, not showing just 37,869 miles. The 305ci, 5.0L V8 engine runs beautifully and sends power through an optional 4-speed automatic transmission and a 3.42 rear axle. The truck has been lightly modified with an upgraded stereo system, an aftermarket steering wheel, and a more modern bench seat with a folding center armrest. An OEM bench seat will also be included with the sale. Mechanically, the truck is mostly stock, with the exception of an upgraded Edelbrock carburetor and a modified exhaust. This K10 Square-Body is an excellent example of an American icon and is ready for its next adventure.