3 owner, 1978 Chevy Silverado Big 10 Pick Up

Waterbury, CT 06706
United States

1978 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Category  Trucks

1978 Chevy Silverado Big 10 This is a three owner truck that was raised in IL for most of it's life before coming to it's new home here in CT. This truck has been VERY well taken care of and was ordered up with a lot of options. I can't find evidence of a repaint and the paint thickness meter shows the thickness of .01-.02, which is normal for original paint; if this isn't original, this truck was stripped to bare metal and repainted. The paint is in show quality condition. The Big .....
10 option was in essence a slightly better 1/2 ton truck, with a GVW of 6050 lbs., however the biggest reason many purchased the Big 10 (and why Chevrolet offered it) was to bypass the new, rather strict emission laws implemented in 1975. This LS9 optioned 350 4 bbl truck has no catalytic converter (it would really wake up with a nice dual exhaust...). Aside from the LS9 option, this truck was ordered and still has: A/C, tinted windows, cruise control, tilt wheel, PS, PB (front disc, rear drum), dual gas tanks, intermittent wipers, dual, large mirrors, Heavy Duty chassis, Heavy Duty springs (F&R) buckskin special interior (tan velour, bench seat), front stabilizer bar, deluxe 2 tone paint and bright trim wheels. The odometer shows 107,000 miles but the engine was rebuilt by a previous owner. It has a matching brown metallic cap and comes with a full sized spare with matching rim/trim ring. Other previous owner added items include the large step rear bumper, the side steps and the front bug deflector. This truck is nearly flawless. There is a small crack in the paint on the right side door seam and a small section of the grill is missing. The truck starts and runs great and I'd have no second thoughts of firing it up and hooking up a trailer and driving cross country with it. It is rare to see a work truck like this one in such pristine condition. It is with that in mind that the asking price is $13,900 Any questions, to schedule a time to see it in person, for many more photos and video or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
Power Brakes
Air Conditioning
Power Disc Brakes
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
Cruise Control
Tilt Wheel
AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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