1988 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
1988 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
The origin of the word Silverado is confusing and varied with each page you do research from. It has several meanings, however for this description we will just say it is a truck made by Chevrolet and is wildly popular.
For consignment a 3-owner truck with which the consigner states he drove to our facility making the trip in a little less than 8 hours in this truck. Previously owned by a farmer from Ohio, it was kept inside so it shows no rust. The current consigner states he never drove it in bad weather either, so we have a rust-free example of classic pickup from GM and 1988.
Two tone Navy Blue sides are sandwiched between silver paint on this truck's exterior. Straight steel with nicely minded gaps abounds throughout. Some areas of peel off of the paint are seen, particularly on the silver portions and blue is slightly worn off near the door gaps. With Silverado trimmings, meaning plenty of stainless steel accents, chrome grille and bumper, wheel well surrounds and black window trimmings and slightly used bed painted in silver we have a classic worker bee ready to take on another 100K miles of faithful service. 15-inch rally wheels wrapped by thin whites are noted on all 4 corners of this 2-wheel drive pickup.
A swing of the doors reveals an intricate use of dark and light blue molded vinyl with some carpeted area on the bottoms, and many differing panels to make up just the doors. Inside is a tweed broadcloth pattern bench seat stretching from door to door and this tuck and roll insert and smooth outer bolster covered seat is in excellent condition showing little wear. In front is the original factory configured blue molded vinyl dash with a black instrument cluster using the square and rectangle design of the mid 1980's. A/C is installed and has been converted to R134a. Slightly faded blue carpet is on the floors and remains clean, and above is a tight felted headliner.
Under the hood in the original unrestored engine bay, is the original 350ci V8. It is fed fuel by EFI and has a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission on back, along with a 10-bolt rear axle.
Some slight surface rust is noted on the rear axle and suspension, and just a bit on the frame, but the truck remains very structurally sound. Still with black floorpans and rockers, and an extra-large fuel tank has been optioned on. Power disc brakes are on front, and power drums for the rear are noted.
She fired right up and was ready for another 8 hour trip, although our test drive would not have to be near this, just a few ticks around the track and she was proven to work well. Nice smooth acceleration and shifting, bias free panic stopping, and easy drive-ability. Noted, a new exhaust system was recently installed, and I did notice the shift indicator was not working in unison with the shift lever on the column.
Whether it be your main mode of transportation, or a second truck for a farm or ranch or cabin location, you are sure to have years of reliable service left in this truck. No rust, maybe a refresh on the exterior paint, but certainly it will be well accepted as is. Go on, get to hauling!
C-Conventional Cab 4X2
4-2 Door Cab
K-5.7L V8 EFI
Z-Fort Wayne, IN Assy Plant
182984-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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.
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