Junkyard Gem: 1993 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado Crew-Cab


Big 4-wheel-travel Detroit pickups that can tow major masses are so beneficial that they are likely to continue to be in assistance for ten years just after decade, so I do not see far too several from new many years through my junkyard travels. That would make present-day find, an absolutely¬†loaded Chevy K-Series just one-ton crew-taxi in a Colorado boneyard, the type of car you really don’t see just about every working day at your nearby Ewe Pullet.

Chevrolet adopted the GMC-model 1500/2500/3500 nomenclature for vans commencing in the late 1980s, although maintaining the outdated “C” and “K” designations for two- and 4-wheel-push vans.

Just as other GM trim-degree names (such as Impala, Malibu or Skylark, for example) ended up turning out to be product names in their own right, the Silverado identify sooner or later obtained promoted from being the title for the C/K truck’s best trim amount to turning into the product name alone. In 1993, the numerous flavors of Silverado tools deals additional $1,258 to $1,880 to the expense of a new C/K (about $2,618 to $3,913 in 2023 bucks).

The MSRP on this truck (prior to all the a lot of solutions) with 4-wheel-drive, very long wheelbase and 4-wheel-push was $21,229, which will come to about $44,185 following inflation.

But which is just getting commenced. Below the hood, you will find the mighty $3,670 (about $7,638 right now) 6.5-liter turbodiesel V8, the costliest motor solution available. When the dust settled and this truck remaining the showroom, the harm likely arrived to improved than 60 grand in present-day currency.

Which is 190 horsepower and 240 pound-toes of oil-burning electric power, saving you an arm as well as at least portion of a leg on gasoline costs when towing.

The transmission is the base NV4500 five-speed handbook, with quick to start with equipment furthermore overdrive fifth. Due to the fact the initial consumer of this truck did not anxiety checking the boxes for expensive solutions, we can think that they desired manuals over automatics (while the optional four-pace automatic did charge a significant $890, or $1,852 after inflation).

Of course, this is 1 deluxe (nevertheless pretty capable) truck for its time.

Just the matter for having a number of of your buddies, furthermore a huge camper, for a weekend looking trip in the woods.

Or skip the camper and snooze less than this shell.

I was anticipating to see quite a few much more miles than this on the odometer, for the reason that a truck like this is however worth repairing when something breaks. Potentially the motor and transmission failed at the similar time.

The unique owner’s handbook will be with it until eventually the very close.

A initial glance, I assumed that this was an AM/FM-only audio process, which would be odd for a top rated-trim-degree pickup in the middle 1990s.

It turns out the cassette participant and EQ are uncovered in a separate unit. You observed this type of set up in a large amount a lot more autos during the middle 1980s.

“They will have to have just fixed this highway.”

Probably a different Bob Seger track would be much more correct in the situation of this truck, for the reason that present day Junkyard Gem is never obtaining out of Denver.

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