Squarebody trucks like this 1984 Chevrolet C10 Silverado are very popular and super collectable these days, so much so that we sure have a hard time keeping them in stock (people tell me that's called one of those 'good' problems). With a great color combination, a powerful 350 V8, and a bevy of factory options, it's a wonderful example of one of the most popular vintage trucks on the road today.
The short bed/regular cab setup gives any pickup a sporty demeanor, but these late-70s, early-80s Chevys have really nailed the look. Dressed in two-tone Apple Red and Doeskin Tan, this one looks less like a working-class jobsite fixture and more like something you'd want to drive every day and show off on a Saturday night. The driver-quality paint and bodywork undoubtedly helps with that attitude, and the clean lines of the original truck are easy to love. It appears to be a mixture of original and older repaint and has a very authentic look, offering a shine that's appropriate to the era and it's not subject to the body issues that plague so many of the other GM models of the period. Orange pinstripes play the line of demarcation role perfectly as a needed buffer between the two shades, and although there are certainly some imperfections, this dialed-in driver still looks great cruising down Main Street. Silverado trim added some stainless along the flanks as well as chrome bumpers fore and aft, the tail panel trim still adorns the tailgate and the bed rails are atop the bed, providing the perfect amount of bling to this two-tone truck. A black spray-in bedliner was applied inside the bed, so not only does it look good (or it will after a wash), but it's also tough enough to handle some heavy-duty loading.
The original style interior is very tasteful in factory maroon, with what's likely the original cover on the very comfortable bench seat, a matching crack-free dash pad, and Silverado-spec door panels at the flanks that do show wear, but are solid nonetheless. In fact, that's the name of the game throughout the cab, where everything appears to be original, therefore some light patina and signs of use in the heavier traffic areas (like the color-keyed carpets) are found throughout, but nevertheless it's a comfortable place to spend some time. And this isn't some stripped-down work truck, this is a Sequoia Special Silverado loaded with options like factory A/C, power windows and locks, electronic cruise control, and Comfor-tilt steering column that still holds the original steering wheel atop it, all of which make this Box Chevy pickup a true pleasure to drive. There's a full complement of factory gauges ahead of the driver that keep an eye on the engine's vitals, and entertainment comes via an AM/FM/Cassette stereo that's still in the center of the dash. Likely tinted glass is factory-spec, as is the sliding rear window, so A/C isn't always necessarily needed on a hot day.
An uber-dependable 350 V8 is plenty to get this truck moving and to haul just about anything that'll fit in the bed. With decent horsepower and plenty of torque, this powerplant really scoots around town easily thanks to the help of the 4-barrel carburetor and stock intake running the show up top, and it has a great muscle car V8 soundtrack to go with it. The engine bay is neatly detailed and organized, including a black open-element air cleaner, black Chevrolet valve covers, and a set of long-tube headers that feed the upgraded dual exhaust below thanks to newer chambered mufflers with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle. Turn the key and it starts easily, which is what you'd expect from a small block Chevy, and it feels like a far younger vehicle from behind the wheel. Much of that is due to the well-kept factory suspension that features upgraded shocks front and rear that help with the handles and the raked stance you see in our photos. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission spins a 10-bolt rear end filled with standard 2.73 gears out back, making highway cruising easy and relatively efficient, and power steering and power front disc brakes reinforce that very point. Stock Rally wheels adorned with beauty rings and Bowtie center caps add to the vintage look, and they wear 235/75/15 white-letter Toyo radials with plenty of grip left.
Dialed-in, looking clean, and ready for the road right now, this Silverado is about as turn-key as they get. If you want to join the Squarebody party straight away (before it gets priced out of reach), this may be your last chance. Call today!