1979 Chevrolet K-10
1979 Chevrolet K10 4WD Pickup
- 350ci V8
- 4 Speed Manual transmission
- Blue and White Over Blue Interior
- Clean, Classic Truck
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“Chevy Trucks. Tough and Tightfisted.” -Period Chevrolet truck magazine advertisement
The above-quoted magazine ad went onto trumpet the Chevy pickup's computer-matched brakes (“front disc brakes and finned-drum rear brakes are automatically computer-matched to gross vehicle weight”); tough ladder-type frame (“design allows low cab mounting, easy entry”); counter-angled rear shocks (“to help reduce brake and power hop”); long vehicle life (“95.7% of all Chevy trucks in the ten most recent model years were still on the job.”); and longer service intervals (30,000 miles between spark plug changes, 7,500 miles between oil changes and chassis lubrication, 30,000 miles between air cleaner elements). The ad summed it all up with the Chevy truck theme: "Built to Stay Tough."
The '79 Chevy K10 offered here is compelling proof of truth in advertising: a nicely refreshed, well-maintained, beautiful two-tone, 42 year-old pickup that looks nowhere near its age. Mileage on the truck is 96,000, a very conservative 2,300 miles per year on average. As tough as it is, this blue-and-white pickup was definitely not over-worked.
The truck's exterior has benefitted from a professional re-spray in a metallic medium blue with complementing horizontal side panels in white. Both bumpers are in near-perfect condition, the front having bumper-protectors installed. Also new is a handsome aftermarket chrome grille with a chrome extension protecting the leading edge of the truck's hood. All other factory chrome trim is in place and in excellent condition. So, too, is factory badging and identification on the sides of the cab and the truck's rear bumper. The full-length cargo bed and tailgate are protected with DuraLiner protective inserts. Factory-style steel wheels (with chrome trim rings and 4X4-labeled center caps) are mounted with Cooper Discoverer AT3 raised-white-letter tires.
Inside the cab, light-blue fabric upholstery is complemented by medium-blue vinyl trim. A center pull-down armrest is in place. Dark-blue door trim includes roll-up window handles. The handsome standard Chevrolet steering wheel in black frames a pristine-looking black dash; gauges retain near-perfect-condition chrome-on-plastic “trim rings.” Aftermarket auxiliary gauges are mounted beneath the dash. The 4-speed manual-transmission shifter and separate transfer-case lever are floor-mounted. Cabin floors are covered with dark-blue, industrial-style carpeting which is free of excessive wear. The cab features a sliding rear-window.
Under the hood is Chevrolet's venerable (and reliable) 350 cubic-inch V8. Edelbrock-identified, finned valve covers and a chrome air-cleaner cover have been added. The engine bay is clean but has not been overly detailed. Underneath the truck, frame and suspension components (not including the exhaust system) have been treated with a rust-inhibiting coating. There is no evidence of body-panel rust.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this fully refreshed '79 Chevy K10 at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. (Our showroom is not open to the public.) Meanwhile, the more than 125 high-definition photographs of the truck and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the truck's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
As the recent country music lyric goes, “There's just something about a pickup man.” This honest, nicely refreshed 4WD Chevy K10 is bound to cast a spell over those guys… and girls, too.