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1986 Chev Silverado Review

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1986 Chev Silverado Review

I have put up this 1986 Silverado Review and road run video to show how a pickup that’s been looked after will certainly hold its value and appeal.
This video was filmed in August 2012 and the Chev was for sale in a car yard for $10,995,  the same vehicle in the same order today would possibly sell for a bit more, but certainly not much less.
It is also interesting to look at some of the other vehicles in the background, you will recognise desirable collectables parked up.

The interior of this Chev for its year is in very nice condition, it is nicely kitted out with the mod cons available at that time, and for comfort.
It has obviously been well cared for and treated more as a car than a truck.
Although now 30 years old its style still looks good and not at all ‘old fashioned’
The engine is a 305 cub in that has been dressed up with chrome add ons’,  Edelbrock manifold with 4 barrel plus a neat set of headers.  With twin exhausts it sounds good too.
transmission is 4 speed overdrive auto.

The earlier year Silverado was and still is a very popular model and it is pleasing to see many being restored and remaining an in demand vehicle regardless of the year.
It was around the 1980’s GM decided its pickups could become a bigger market by incorporating more car like comfort, offering extended and dual cabs with models like the Silverado becoming more a dual purpose vehicle rather than being considered a workhorse or utility type vehicle.
Over the years a lot of rivalry has existed between Chev and Ford in the light truck/pickup market,  most of it good natured friendly opposition but with the odd bit of nastiness appearing also.
I can safely say this isn’t going to disappear anytime soon as the pickup market continues to boom.

Test drives and reviews captured on video are always popular, this one is no exception.

Thanks to RamblinAround for this video, photos are screen shots taken from it.

More pre year 2000 Chev Pickup reviews:
http://c10truckspot.com/84-chevy-gmc-custom-trucks/

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