Short Bed Survivor: 1987 Chevrolet Silverado C10

When it comes to Chevrolet’s renowned “squarebody” pickup trucks, the pairing of a short bed and single cab sure makes for a beautiful looking ride. This 1987 Silverado C-10 is available here on eBay, and it embodies a well-kept and rust-free example of the aforementioned combination. With values continuing to climb for nice examples, this one seems like it would definitely be worth a closer look. This C-10 is available in Houston, Texas, but the truck spent most of its life in Mississippi. The seller claims that the truck runs and drives great, also noting that they wouldn’t hesitate to drive it anywhere.

Inside the cabin, the truck has a new seat and headliner. Additionally, both the air conditioning and heat work, as well as all of the lights and gauges. The dash shows some warping but looks to be in good overall shape. Replace the carpets and this will be one nice interior.

This truck uses a 305 cubic inch V8 engine with a throttle body injection system, which pairs to an automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels. Both the engine and the automatic transmission are rebuilt units with approximately 50,000 miles on them, while the truck itself has 160,000 miles. It looks clean under the hood, minus a few random wires that aren’t in wiring jackets. That’s an easy enough issue to remedy.

At the time of this article being written, bidding for this Chevy is at $4,300. While that might seem high compared to what square bodies were going for five years ago, this is actually a fair price in the current market. Do you think that you could add this shorty square to your collection, or would you rather have a more capable truck?

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Comments

  1. b-rad jeepster

    that 305 has got to go. And it needs power window to make me want it.

  2. bob carroll

    thats not high in texas, would buy that in a heartbeat at that price, if there is no rust issues etc. will probably double. tried to find one before the prices exploded. junkers go for that price.

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  3. Joe Haska

    It’s at 6K now with 52 bids, and I am sure it is going up. These C-10’s have to be the hotest used P/U’s , right now. Who knows when it will stop.

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