For Sale: 1979 Chevrolet C10 in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

This 1979 Chevrolet C10 Silverado has its numbers-matching 454 cubic-inch big block, and so it shows all the right signs of being a true Big 10 package. If that wasn't already attractive enough, this one has everything you want - from shining paint to an extra-comfy interior with cold-blowing A/C.

The Big 10 is a true legend. Just like Dodge's LiL Red Express, Chevy used their pickups to get around emissions regulations. But more than just powerful, this one is great because of its quality presentation. The factory-correct red and white two-tone was given a nice respray later in life, and there's even a ceramic coating to lock in that deep shine. Plus, the full trim provides a clear dividing line while also perfectly representing this top-of-the-line Silverado model. In fact, the odometer is believed to reflect the actual mileage, which would mean this truck has averaged about 1,800 miles annually. That less use is reflected in the quality of the body panels. Bright chrome bumpers, Rally wheels, and cab running lights are all about a package that looks both rugged and premium. And this Big 10 is for more than just posers. The liner paint and bed rails not only look good, but also they let you use this pickup for real chores. You've got a proper trailer hitch to take better advantage of the big motor. And dual fuel tanks let you haul further between fill-ups.

The interior loves to be loaded and comfortable. It's a nice mix of preservation and the correct restoration parts to give a stock but quality look to the dash, carpeting, door panels, and headliner. Of course, you'll instantly notice the seat is a later model that gives you plush buckets and a center jump seat with a folding center console. It's a terrific addition for added luxury, but if you're a purist, you'll also be happy that a stock bench also comes with the sale. The steering wheel is on a tilt column, and the gauge package wraps around you, so it's easy to get comfortable in this Silverado. Another reason why it's so comfy is because you have the best features like power windows, power locks, sliding rear glass, the stock AM/FM/cassette stereo, and cold-blowing air conditioning.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching 454 cubic-inch V8. This is key to the Big 10 package. Chevy raised the GVWR just enough to get above the emissions regulations for these special trucks, and so instead of the regular C10's small block with cat converters, this was allowed to have an unrestricted big block right from the factory! Since this is such a great story, you know you'll love lifting the hood at car shows. That's why the original powerhouse is quite stock but with the right investment for a show-ready level of tidiness. It's also a blast to drive. The big block inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a sweet tune out of the dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. It's a powerful motor that runs terrific, and so you'll be happy to have the numbers-matching TH400 three-speed automatic transmission that's both stout and smooth. Plus, the power steering, power brakes, and front discs add to a terrific total cruising package.

The sale comes with the owner's manual and title documentation. So you've got the awesome legend of the Big 10 Silverado in an exceptionally well-respected example. Don't miss this deal, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet C10
  • Listing ID: CC-1686286
  • Price: $39,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:C10
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:77914
  • Stock Number:3658-NSH
  • VIN:CCS449Z154385
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086

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