1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10

1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10
color: brown
mileage: 139,000 (rebuilt engine has 40,000 miles on it).
5.0 V8 engine
custom chrome wheels
transmission recently rebuilt
automatic (4 speed overdrive)

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Although General Motors introduced its first pickup truck in 1930, the term “Silverado” was a designation only used to detail the higher-level trim for the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks from 1975 through 1999. Similarly, GMC’s C/K used the “Sierra” as the higher-level trim designation on its vehicles up until 1988. In 1988, GMC decided to use the “Sierra” name on all GMC pickup trucks, though the “C/K” nomenclature was continued through 1999. “C” trucks had rear-wheel drive while “K” models had four-wheel drive. Both Chevrolet and GMC dropped the “C” and “K” designations in 1999.

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks have been essentially the same for their entire history. The Silverado today is generally advertised as the “tougher” version, while the Sierra has more luxury options. There are some trim and option variations as well. Early models included variations in the engine and equipment, but the present differences are slight. The 1999 redesign included different grilles and interior trim, and certain features (e.g. Quadrasteer) were included at different times on the two trucks.

More information about the Chevrolet Silverado:
The refreshed 1973 Chevrolet Silverado version had a longer wheelbase — 117.5 in for short-bed and 131.5 in for long-bed. A crew cab was introduced on a super-long 164.5 in wheelbase. A real all wheel drive system was added as an option. Engines were a 100 hp (75 kW) 250 in³ (4.1 L) I6, a 350 in³ V8, and a 240 hp (179 kW) 454 in³ (7.4 L) V8. A four wheel drive one-ton truck was added in 1977, and a 350 in³ Oldsmobile LF9 Diesel V8 was added in 1978.

1975 introduced two important names as trim lines, Silverado for Chevrolet and Sierra for GMC. In order, the new trim lines for Chevrolet and GMC were:

Custom Deluxe/Sierra — base model
Scottsdale/Sierra Grande — cloth seats and chrome trim
Cheyenne/High Sierra — more sound deadening and chrome
Silverado/Sierra Classic — wood interior accents, carpeting, and more chrome
The revised 1981 model had a new 160 hp (119 kW) 305 in³ (5.0 L) V8, with the 250 and 292 in (4.1 and 4.8 L) I6, 350 in³ (5.7 L) V8, and 454 in³ (7.4 L) V8 also available. A 6.2 L Detroit Diesel V8 debuted in 1982, and the 262 (4.3L) V6 was introduced as the base engine in 1985. In 1987, Chevrolet mysteriously changed the “C” designation to “R” and the “K” to “V” (in response to the introduction of the GMT400 platform in April 1987), but these switched back the very next year for the GMT400 design. The R/V designation remained in use for the crewcab bodies and SUVs (Chevrolet K5 Blazer and Suburban) until 1991.