1987 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 4x4 Pickup on 2040-cars
Sparta, Tennessee, United States
|1987 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 4x4 Pickup. Original truck with only 47k actual miles. Original 350 fuel injected motor with automatic overdrive transmission. Factory A/C that has been converted over to R134 with new compressor and lines (VERY COLD). Everything works as it should and nothing has been modified except the exhaust is not original. Even the factory AM/FM radio is still present. Factory manuals included and the truck still has the original dealer license tag on the front bumper where the truck was first purchased.
Here is the story I was told about the truck when I purchased the truck from the second owners daughter.
The truck was originally purchased in Pikeville, TN from a Chevrolet Dealer in 87 brand new. The owner purchased the truck for himself as a retirement gift to himself. He was only able to enjoy the truck for around 3 years when he passed away in which the owners wife placed the truck in a barn where it was mainly kept until the second owner bought the truck in 2005. The truck had some work done to get it back on the road (brakes and fuel system). It was also clear coated over the original paint to protect it. The camper top has been on the truck since new I was told. I bought the truck from the second owners daughter who placed the truck for sale because her parents were older and her mother was having trouble getting in and out of the truck due to the height.
I bought the truck and repaired some minor rust that was behind the rear wheels on the bedside. The old was cut out and new metal installed and then the bedsides were repainted and blended with the original paint code. You can not tell a difference where the repairs were, the paint was blended perfect. I also installed new shocks from LMC Truck Parts.
The truck runs and drives just as you would expect from a vehicle with only 47k miles on it. AC is very cold and everything works on the truck. The tires are matching and in very nice shape with plenty of tread. The bed on the truck is in great shape due to the camper top being on it since new and the bed mat. The only things worth mentioning on the truck is there is some slight hail dings on the hood and the roof. In the sun this is hard to see and it was difficult to even show up in the photos. I didn't notice it myself until I brought the truck home after buying. The truck will puff out smoke when it is first started after sitting, but it does not smoke any other time. I believe this is from where the truck sat for so long from 1990 to 2005 and the valve seals let a little oil by. Again, this is only when the truck first fires up after sitting. I have not noticed any oil usage and no smoke any other time. There is some surface rust on the drivers side rocker, but only surface rust. I have some leftover red paint in the correct color code if the new owner wanted to get this repainted. There is also some rust on the inner fenders as seen in the pictures. Also, there is a slight separation on the drivers seat upholstery. This may be something that can be repaired. These are the only issues with the truck. The drivetrain is clean underneath and the truck is a pleasure to drive. The paint is in beautiful condition and other than some small dings from normal use there is nothing to detract from the trucks looks. There is an original smog pump and hoses on the truck, but the pump does not have the belt attached to it. I am not sure if it works if it were hooked up. The truck runs perfect without it, but I wanted to let it be mentioned if the next owner has to have it hooked up.
They do not makes trucks like this anymore and this is less expensive than buying a new one.
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Quentin Tarantino fans will likely remember Vincent Vega's cherry 1964 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible in Pulp Fiction. In a movie drenched in automotive references, the Malibu is very nearly a character in and of itself, and it serves as the subject of Vega's soliloquy about the kind of man who vandalizes another's automobile. It also happened to be Tarantino's personal car when the film was shot, and was apparently stolen shortly after production wrapped. Now police have located the car some 19 years later.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:20:00 EST
As it turns out, the thieves cloned the vehicle identification number from another '64 Malibu and had the car registered under the new digits. It was then sold to an unsuspecting buyer. Police happened upon the duplicate VINs while investigating another potential theft. Right now, it's unclear whether Tarantino has taken possession of the Chevrolet, if it has remained in the possession of the fraud victim, or whether it's caught somewhere in the gears of justice. Either way, you can catch Vega's memorable thoughts on the car keying in the Pulp Fiction clip below. But consider yourself warned: the video contains explicit language as Not Safe For Work as it comes.
General Motors has officially captured the horsepower crown for mainstream pickup trucks with its 6.2-liter V8. The big mill, available in both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, comes to market with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, handily outdoing its two cross-town competitors, Ram (5.7-liter V8, 395 ponies and 407 lb-ft) and Ford (6.2-liter V8, 411 hp and 434 lb-ft).
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The new GM 6.2 will take a bit of an investment, though. Those that want the extra thrust will need to go with either the LTZ or High Country trims from the Chevy, or the SLT and Denali trims from GMC, which are the two highest trim levels for the respective vehicles. Trim levels aside, if you're in the business of towing, GM has you covered. Optioned with the 6.2-liter V8 and the Max Trailering Package, owners will be able to pull 12,000 pounds, a hugely impressive figure.
We still aren't certain as to what sort of economy the new engine will get, but it'll probably be a bad bet for the fuel conscious. As for availability, expect to see the 6.2-liter trucks in showrooms later in the fall.
Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. That's a lesson that is currently being taught to General Motors, because despite a strong showing from its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the General's pickup sales still can't best those of cross-town rival Ford.
With 59,163 trucks moved, GM fell just over 1,000 units short of toppling Ford, and one of the main reasons for that, according to GM's chief sales analyst, was due to a lack of variety in the engines and body styles available on dealer lots. "We are still over-weighted toward crew-cab V8 trucks. Our light-duty mix will moderate over time as our launch progresses," said Kurt McNeil.
Loading dealers with the popular combination of the 5.3-liter V8 and the four-door, Crew Cab body style was intentional during the truck's launch, but as supplies of leftover 2013 models, which are being sold at heavy incentives, are beginning to wane, both budget-conscious and high-dollar buyers are looking elsewhere instead of at the volume model pickups.