1982 Chevy C10 SWB: An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups débuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road. The third-generation trucks are colloquially known as the “Square-body” or “Box-body” generation.
We search the US daily for clean, mechanically sound, original Chevy trucks and are amazed at how few we find. When we located this very clean short bed Silverado here in south Texas, we jumped on the opportunity to purchase it. The first two years of these square bodies boasted the distinct vertical-slat grill that makes them immediately distinguishable from others. The original grille coupled with classic Navy Blue & Silver two-tone paint and original rally wheels make this C10 a true head-turner. This C10 has been restored but careful attention has been taken to keep it looking original. How often do you find these trucks that still have the original wax markings on the firewall they received going down the assembly line? Even better than its great looks is the drivability of this classic Chevy. It drives great, the a/c blows cold, and everything works like it should. We wouldn’t hesitate to drive this truck from Texas to Alaska. Features and options include; 305 V8 (w/ESC), Auto, 2WD, A/C (all new), Spray-in Bedliner, Rubber Bed Mat, Chrome Mirrors & Bumpers, Chrome Bed Rails, Chrome Edelbrock Valve Covers, Cruise Control, Dual Exhaust, Dual Tanks, Power Steering & Brakes, Power Windows & Locks, Sliding Rear Window, Original AM/FM/Cassette Stereo, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Tire Tools, Full Spare, 15” Rally Wheels, and Thick Michelin White Wall Tires! The industry experts at NADA already value this truck at $20,580 and Hagerty sits just a tad higher at $23,200. Each passing day these trucks become harder to find and are constantly increasing in value. Don’t let this one slip away from you!