Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10k: America: 1985 Chevrolet K10 1500 4X4 Pickup

If you've got even an ounce of patriotic 'Merican blood flowing through your cheeseburger clogged arteries, then this next feature will surely get your heart going a little faster.  The seller does such a magnificent job of photographing this classic truck that I just want to grow a man beard, put on jeans/flannel, and start smoking Marlboros.  I don't even like the smell of cigarette smoke, but I'll take two cases of lung cancer and a heavy helping of worldwide hatred from evil doers all over the globe because this truck is so Amer-sea to shining sea--ican. Find this 1985 Chevrolet K10 1500 4X4 Pickup here on eBay currently bidding for $9,900 with a few days to go located in Mellisa, TX.

The photos show such a perfect image of a car driven by a fellow who says "I'm going to overthrow secular despots all over the middle east regardless of the consequential power vacuum that will be filled with Islamic fundamentalists" and "where's the beef."   And just gaze at the majesty of those purple mountains!  

Here in the land of the free, we like cars with carburetor fed 305 cubic inch V8s mated to slushbox automatics, because it is easier to drink a triple big gulp if you aren't trying to shift some worthless gear stalk.  We also like giant power brake cylinders with curly pig tail brake lines that work in concert to create a brake pedal with about 2 inches of travel before non-linear brake effect causes 4 wheel lockup in the next 1/16th inch of pedal travel.  I spilled my 700 calorie Coke in my 5 lb bag of greasy fries when I hit the brakes because I saw a semi-attractive lady -- 'Merica!

I need bench seats in my pickup because I might need to haul a few of my buds with me but crew-cab pickups are for ladies. Extended cab with the side facing (and likely unsafe) jump seats is okay too.

See a better slice of Americana for less?


  1. Nice truck. I always liked this body style in the K5 Blazer too.

  2. OK, now I want a truck. Specifically, this truck.

  3. And this is why you take nice photographs when selling a car. Even makes this truck look amazing.

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  5. I will guarantee these pictures were taken more that a few hundred miles from Melissa, TX. And I agree with Tanj! it does look a lot better than pictures taken in the driveway in Melissa, TX, LOL.
    It also looks a lot better that the one my dad had in baby poop brown.

  6. This is not a listing for a truck, it's a listing for a whole lifestyle. Which is what a good ad should be. I want to move to the mountains with my dog, gaze some cattle, and say things like, "Don't much care for politics."

  7. Leave it to DT to succinctly state the obvious:
    "I'm going to overthrow secular despots all over the middle east regardless of the consequential power vacuum that will be filled with Islamic fundamentalists"

    We'd have a lot more truck drivin 'Mericans had we not done that! Be that as it may this surviving truck driving 'Merican would love this if it was a '67-72 C-10. The eighties leave me cold

  8. My grandfather had this exact truck. One day, he fell off a roof and broke both arms. Got in his truck and drove himself to the hospital.

  9. If you read in the bottom of the ad, it states that all transactions take place in the state of Utah. That explains the snow. Somebody needs to update their location on ebay.

  10. Fleetwood T. BroughamFebruary 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    My first vehicle ever was the GMC Jimmy version of this truck. You'd probably never guess my favorite thing about it (besides the general awesomeness) was the floor mounted headlight dimmer switch. That's a feature that needs to come back asap.

    1. First stick I ever drove outside of a tractor was a '78 GMC "High Sierra" with a 305 and a 3 on the tree. The headlight dimmer was right where my subconscious assumed the dead pedal was supposed to be. I was not appreciative of this feature.

    2. That's funny, I first started driving on tractors too and the first non-tractors that I drove had the starter using the push button on the floor.
      In fact my first couple of years of driving were in farm trucks with the starter on the floor and the spark advance on the wheel, a road legal pick up with the headlight dimmer on the floor, an old Chevy with a stomp starter and no headlights at all (and no key), and a rope to pull on for turn signals, a tr3 with a push button starter in the middle of the dashboard and I can't remember how the headlights worked or even if they worked at all. I wasn't about to try driving it at night!

      The only headlight control that really gives me problems today is on my Subaru where the headlights get turned off when you use the turn signal, which is kind of a problem in New York City where it is so bright at night you can't tell if your headlights are on or off but no one can see you if they are off.

  11. Additionally, the GMC version of this was the Fall Guy's truck, and it doesn't get much more 80's cool than that.



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