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1990 Chevrolet

C1500 Pickup 454SS


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Engine Size
454 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

1990 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 454SS

1990 Chevrolet C1500 454SS Pickup

The idea of stylized pickups for personal use is nothing new. Think about the Cameo Carrier, produced from 1955-59 or how about the El Camino built for 26 years! The El Camino ushered in the idea of the big block performance variant, and then in 1990-93 model years the recipe was used for the half ton pickup in the 454 C1500 SS.

For consignment a first-year variant of the big block 454ci C1500 SS, which not only offers up performance but skirts the upgrade and amenities borderline with near Silverado trim: A/C, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel and Sport seats to name a few. Read on for the SS pickup you will need in your driveway to not only impress your neighbors but offer up a smile of satisfaction for yourself!

For its short production run only black was available for the exterior color in the first year with other colors being offered in 1992 & 1993, and this one is….black! All black with nice deep shiny paint for the straight panels (we do note that the hood and roof have been repainted sans the red metal flake in the paint), black bumpers, black grille, window surrounds door handles and dimensional lower body trimmings. Hints of red badging do add some breakup to the black with a few bowties, 1500, SS badges, as well as an italic sticker 454, and Chevrolet on the rear tailgate shown in white. A black vinyl tonneau bed cover is on this SS and underneath the bed is lined with the factory GM Duraliner which is in near showroom condition. Lighting plastic is clear, and 15-inch polished wheels are on all 4 corners.

Garnet red broadcloth (also the only available choice for these trucks) with ribbed tuck and roll inserts for the seats and high back with built in headrests which are a smooth red garnet broadcloth. Between these nice buckets is a big plastic center console sporting a large glove box, cupholders and also serves as a comfy armrest. The dash in black panel, for the arched gauges and instruments within this field are all clean, as are the central digital radio and climate controls. To the right of this central panel is an extra Cassette player complete with built in equalizer. All in a red field of molded plastic, all very clean and not faded. More red for the carpet on the floors which is like new, and a flat, wrinkle free felted headliner is above. Door panels are a mixture of the truck and roll garnet broadcloth and molded plastic and feature power locks and power window controls within.

The 454ci V8 (7.4 liter) fuel injected mill sits within an absolutely beautiful engine bay, nicely preserved, and very well maintained. Power is sent through a 3 speed Turbo-Hydramatic auto transmission and then moves rearward to a 3.73 14 bolt limited slip rear axle.

Looking fine underneath with the performance handling package which contains Bilstein shocks, a 1.25 inch front anti roll bar, and a 12.7:1 steering ratio. Power disc brakes for the front and power drums for the rear. All structurally sound and no rust seen on the body structure or framing.

A very quick starter, this big block fired up, and it was very quickly off to the test track. Here, it performed with ease, with solid braking, and good handling taking into account we are in a truck, it does a fine job. All functions were in working order, and the air blew cold.

With its mileage (94,195) do not let this be a deterrent as this truck looks like new on all fronts. Body is straight and smooth, paint glossy with a few specks showing, nice interior, and excellent engine bay. A short bed, with tonneau and liner, and of course the power that an SS badge brings with it, you can haul during the week and smoke some of the competition at the local strip on the weekends, and take the Mrs. out to a fine dinner arriving in truck style. A multifunctional vehicle and a classic for sure.

G-General Motors
C-Standard Cab
1-1/2 Ton
4-2 Door Cab
N-454ci V8 (7.4L) 230hp
9-Check Digit
Z-Fort Wayne, IN Assy Plant
165517-Sequential Unit Number

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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.