1977 Chevrolet K-20
1977 Chevrolet K-20
- 400ci V8
- Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission
- 76k Miles
- Red Over Black and Red Interior
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“A good truck can be the start of a long friendship.” – Period GMC Pickup Truck magazine ad headline
Hagerty characterized the attractive design of the late-Seventies GM pickups this way: “Whether Chevrolet or GMC, the General's third-generation, 'square-body' trucks were a dramatic departure from the company's previous efforts. The third-gen models featured squared-off front and rear fascia, subtle body contours honed by wind-tunnel testing, a more accommodating and ergonomic interior... a style decades ahead of its time.”
Offered here is a well-maintained and properly upgraded 1977 Chevrolet K-20 pickup in metallic red over black-and-red. The truck has a lift kit properly installed. Showing 76,632 miles on its odometer, the Chevy 4WD pickup has traveled fewer than 1,750 miles per-year on average since new. Its excellent overall condition shows how owner pride, attention to regular servicing, and careful refreshing can result in a virtually timeless vehicle.
The exterior, refreshed red-metallic paint shows well. Indications of the professional work, the gloss is even, and the application is smooth; only the truck's hood and roof display some fading. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) A fiberglass visor over the windshield incorporates marker lights. The floors of the cargo bed and tailgate have been treated with black, non-slip protective coating. A lockable work box of diamond-plate steel is mounted immediately rearward of the cabin. There are no signs of body damage anywhere. The chrome front bumper and rear step-bumper are in perfect condition. Other chrome items—door handles, grille and headlight trim, fender-well trim, and side mirrors—are in excellent condition as well with only very minor patina from age. Badging is limited to the bowtie emblem in the grille and the embossed “Chevrolet” on the tailgate. Lighting lenses and cabin glass—including the sliding rear window—are perfectly clear and undamaged. Aftermarket, 8-opening, 16-inch polished-alloy wheels are mounted with Dick Cepek® Extreme Country 31.5x75 LT all-terrain tires. The front axle features locking hubs.
Inside, black-and red covers on the bench seat are free of wear or damage; charcoal-gray, woodgrain-trimmed door panels include audio speakers and roll-up-window cranks. A black, Chevrolet-branded, 2-spoke steering wheel frames the classic GM truck dashboard, but with an improved instrument cluster incorporating a full range of AutoMeter® analog gauges in place of the stock presentation. (The dashboard shows some delamination on the driver's side.) An upgraded Pioneer® audio head unit is mounted in place of the factory radio while factory slide-levers control heating and ventilation. The charcoal-gray dashboard is trimmed in woodgrain with a “Sierra Classic” emblem facing the front passenger. The shift lever for the Turbo 350 automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column; the transfer-case selector lever is floor-mounted to the rear of added cupholders. Dark-gray cabin floor carpeting shows evidence of use, but not abuse.
Under the hood, the 400-cubic-inch GM V8 (wearing a matte-black, open-sided, Edelbrock®-embossed air cleaner and polished-metal valve-covers) commands a clean and well-ordered engine bay. All components are correctly mounted. Viewed from below, the truck's chassis is complete and undamaged. The performance exhaust and lifted suspension components are visual focal points. (Be sure to sample the engine note at the link to the short video.) Most undercarriage metal surfaces have been coated with rust-inhibitor.
While the more than 95 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '77 Chevy K-20 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The Hagerty assertion that these third-generation GM pickups had a style that was “decades ahead of their time” rings true. The appeal of a well-maintained and respectfully upgraded example like this red Silverado K20 4WD is as strong today as it was 40 years ago. Maybe stronger.