This 1986 Chevrolet C20 Silverado pickup is just a very nice, factory-correct vintage pickup that was restored right
Nothing radical, just a super clean long bed truck with a smart-running small block V8, a sharp Frost White paint job that sticks to the factory recipe, and a comfortable A/C interior. Loaded with originality and refreshed for the modern world, this is simply a lot of truck for the money.
You already know we love these trucks around our showroom and we probably sell more of them than just about anyone else. So, it makes sense that when a nice one shows up, everyone takes notice and gathers around. This pretty Frost White C20 Silverado has that rugged, square-jawed look that makes these ‘Square-Body’ trucks the latest and greatest collector-value haulers on the market today, and the repainted finish is really quite good. It’s not so nice that you’ll be afraid to put it to work, but when you get home and hose it off it’ll look good enough to go out to dinner that night. It’s not flashy, but if a pickup can be elegant, this truck nails it. Nice chrome bumpers, a heavy-duty rear bumper, and oversized mirrors make it practical as well as attractive and you can tell just by looking in the 8-foot bed that this truck has probably never had to work for a living. It was painted to match the body, and then protected with a vinyl mat, so if you want to pull away half of Home Depot with you it certainly has the capability. All the factory trim was retained during the re-spray as well, including the iconic front grille, the stock bumper up front, the oversized chrome bumper in the rear, and the lower molding on the profile that perfectly breaks up the white paint.
The contrasting blue interior is typical GM no-nonsense, with a wide bench seat, a handsome wrap-around dash, and plenty of creature comforts for on-the-road comfort. There are recent blue carpets on the floor and a newer seat cover in a sturdy OEM-grade cloth and vinyl combo, and even the door panels and wrap-around dash were replaced with OEM-correct units as well, showing no UV damage or any of the usual cracking these ’80s materials showed so quickly back in the day. The factory gauges ahead of the driver look fresh as well and monitor all the engine’s vitals, all surrounded by a nice-looking gray gauge bezel. Features include cold R134a A/C, power locks, power windows, cruise control, tilt steering, and a stock AM/FM/Cassette stereo system and all of it is in working order. The transmission shifter is on the column, joined by an original Chevrolet steering wheel, and it feels great in the hands of the driver thanks to a strong power steering system that moves this long-bed with ease. Up top the headliner was finished to match the rest of the truck, vinyl floor mats protect the carpets below, and seatbelts are part of the package that’s itemized on the options sticker that’s still in place inside the glove box.
For power, this Chevy relies on a tried-and-true 350 cubic inch V8 that’s numbers-matching and running incredibly smooth, to the point that we were all very impressed by its performance. It’s all factory-stock, so reliability is not compromised and it still starts, idles, and drives exactly like the factory intended. The engine bay is incredibly clean, suggesting that this truck has never really ventured too far off road, and there are signs of recent maintenance throughout. The transmission is a darn-near indestructible TH400 3-speed automatic that never seems to mind doing the heavy lifting, and with a factory-optioned heavy-duty chassis and stock 14-bolt rear-end with 4.11 gears, you could pull a mountain with this beast. Underneath there’s exactly zero evidence of rot and as a lifetime Texas truck, it’s probably never seen anything worse than a rain storm. A dual exhaust system gives it the right sound, and with power steering and power front disc brakes the ride is fantastic. Given all the lifted trucks with oversized wheels we see saturating the market, we have to say we LOVE the simple white steelies and Bowtie hubcaps on this big C20, which carry grippy Michelin radials with plenty of tread life.
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States