But why does it have to be this high? This is just a truck that will turn some heads, fun to drive and talk about with other people my age. Bed still pretty good shape. Passed california Emission Smog about a month ago, registered till October Next year. This 1983 K10 is an exception, and as you can see is tooled up for occasional off-roading. More than 4K invested over a period of 4 years.
Still, very attractive trucks with these step sides giving early 50s Fords a run for their money, looks wise. It served me well when rehabbing my old Edwardian home in St. The top-of-the-line Silverado offered luxurious interior trims and exterior accents together with an improved instrument panel. The step-sides appear to have congregated in Israel as these were generally thin on the ground even when they were newer. I owned two of these trucks. The wheelbase of a C10 equipped with a short bed was 117.
It looks great with a glossy presentation and plenty of high performance stickers. Another optional engine included was a 305-cid engine with 155 horsepower and a torque of 240 foot-pounds. I appreciate the movie clips. This is a random picture I found but it gives a good idea of how these usually looked. So yes, this 1983 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale really has it all. Other side looks very much like the first.
Yohai, there is one thing scandalously missing from these pickups — none of them are rusty. Seat needs re upholstered, which is fairly cheap and easy. It has had a lot of body and paint work over the years to try and stay ahead of the tinworm but has been a reliable workhorse for decades. In this movie he played the Driver without an ounce of sympathy. This is a fine any time machine, and the power steering, dual fuel tanks, and front disc brakes add to this appeal. Passengers power window switch is intermitten and will need replaced to work consistantly, window motor and regulator are fine.
It is very easy to work on, all parts are readily available. And on any day those are too warm, you have cold-blowing R134a air conditioning to keep you comfortable. Inside is more of the custom red attitude. Most buyers reckoned that more loading area was essential. Buyers who considered Ks, would mostly prefer the much loved Blazer. There are signs of normal wear, etc. I actually prefer the version with the round lights as the early square lighted ones had the lights placed that looked odd.
This is a big power machine, but there's much more to the build. The 1983 C10 was released in several trim levels, including the base Custom model, Scottsdale and Silverado. Plus, this was upgraded with a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission that can handle all the big power while also providing overdrive comfort. I love the stance, the color and the minimalistic rear bumper. When you open the hood, you know this truck doesn't mess around.
Here are some photos of Fleetsides that were more common in Israel: This 1975 Sierra is probably the most common way those trucks were sold, as a long bed Fleetside. This has that great classic truck charm with the traditional stepside bed that allows for a real-wood bed floor. That tow-bar looks to me as an Israeli addition. And here we have a very original, imported when new 1981 C10. One was a yellow 6 cyl stepside longbox, an unusual combination. This truck is a cool custom creation with all the right upgrades.
And more than just have the logos for upgrades, this big V8 is enhanced further with go-fast goodies like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intakes, and long tube headers that feed the growling side pipes. They drive very nicely but the interiors may be the worst ever in an American pickup with huge swaths of molded plastic that turns color and crumbles with age. The main thing about it that irritated me was its small gas tank, which assured that I would be in a gas station every 200 miles or so, bending over to put gas into the too-low filler neck, at the slowest speed because otherwise it would spit back. All models had an overall width of 65. His dad is gone now, but my friend still owns it. Final look at the back of what appears to be an almost original Scottsdale. It starts with a bench seat that has a nice pattern to give extra individual bolstering to the driver.