1977 Chevrolet C20 Silverado Â¾-Ton Crew Cab 3+3 Camper Special Truck
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Fenton, Missouri, United States
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|SubModel:||C20 Silverado Â¾-Ton Crew|
|Trim:||Â¾-Ton Crew Cab 3+3 Camper Special Truck|
|Engine:||454 CID V-8|
1977 Other Makes C20 Silverado Â¾-Ton Crew Cab 3+3 Camper Special Truck
1977 Chevrolet C20 Silverado Â¾-Ton Crew Cab 3+3 Camper Special TruckThis truck is bone stock and recently restored to original specsRare factory 3+3 four door crew cab truckGM's first in-house factory built crew cabCamper Special package; heavy-duty front, rear springs; front, rear shock absorbers and front stabilizer barOriginal 454 big-block V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetorOriginal Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmissionThe interior is exceptionally niceMedium blue with dark blue exterior inset with mustard yellow trim and blue vinyl interiorAir-conditioning, power steering and power brakes with discs in front, cruise control, tilt steering columnDual fuel tanks offer 40-gallon capacity164.5-inch wheelbase and 8,200 GVWRTruck is ready to load 6 people up and cruise down the road!
Need room for the entire family and to haul a camper or tow a boat? Take a look at this seldom-seen factory Chevy 3+3 crew cab pickup here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. This example is bone stock and recently restored to original specs, this truck is significantly historical as its GM's first in-house factory built 4 door crew cab pickup truck. Which is a common place in today's modern truck market.
This truck has the Camper Special trim package, which included camper body wiring harness, heavy duty front and rear springs, heavy duty front and rear shock absorbers, heavy duty front stabilizer bar and Camper Special name plate.
Made in General Motorsâ€™ Truck and Coach assembly plant in Baltimore, Maryland, this example is ready to take you and your family on all sorts of adventures â€“ camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, etc.
Finished in a two-tone dark blue inset surrounded by medium blue, the truckâ€™s paint and trim are in overall very good order with minor imperfections. The truckâ€™s bodywork is straight and solid, its windows are clear and intact, as are the signature wraparound taillights, dual headlamps with parking lights/turn signals beneath the headlights and its partially hidden windshield arms. Trucks with an optional trim level but without an additional wheel upgrade, received flatter stainless steel hubcaps, still with painted accents.
This crew cab rolls on Michelin tires, size LT245/75R16 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a steel wheel and topped with a flat, factory wheel cover. The wheels are in good, original order while the tires are in very good shape.
The truckâ€™s engine bay is very tidy, the battery appears newer, the chrome bumpers are in very good shape and the cargo bed and tailgate, with a bedliner, is body-color and in very good condition. Under that counterbalanced hood, with an interior release, is its original Chevyâ€™s 454 CID big-block V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor. This motor is buttoned to its original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes with discs in front, cruise control, sliding rear window, cargo bed light and tilt steering column. This example also has a pair of fuel tanks, offering a 40-gallon capacity and activated via a toggle switch on the dash next to the fold-down ashtray.
Inside, the truckâ€™s blue vinyl interior is in overall very good order. The blue benches are in great shape, as is the complementing blue carpet with white headliner. The two-spoke steering wheel is in good, original shape, as is the instrument panel with its full array of gauges and the inner door liners. Completing the interior is an updated pushbutton AM/FM stereo with original volume and selector knobs.
An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors' Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups debuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real-world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road. The third-generation trucks are colloquially known as the â€œSquare-bodyâ€ or â€œBox-bodyâ€ generation. GMâ€™s official â€œRounded-Lineâ€ moniker highlighted the pickup's rounded styling cues that were incorporated into the design. This included rounded windshield corners, rounded corners of the cab roof, rounded-corner doors, which cut high into the cab roof eliminating roof height, slanted front fenders and rounded pickup box corners which allowed for wraparound taillamps, a first for GM pickups. The design also featured strong distinctive curved shoulderlines which rounded out below the beltline. The curved shoulderline continued across the back tailgate on Chevrolet Fleetside and GMC Wideside models. However, the low slope of the hood and rectangular front end of the truck originated the â€œsquare/box-bodyâ€ nickname, which was propagated through truck magazines and word-of-mouth. There was also a unique available hidden radio antenna embedded into the windshield.
There were two types of pickup boxes to choose from. The first type, called Fleetside by Chevrolet and Wideside by GMC, was a full-width pickup box and featured a flared shoulderline to complement the cab in addition to rounded box corners and the new aforementioned rounded wraparound taillamps. Both steel and wood floors were available. The second type, called Stepside by Chevrolet and Fenderside by GMC, was a narrow width pickup box featuring steps and exposed fenders with standalone tail lamps. Initially, only wood floors were available.
For 1977 models, power windows and power door locks were introduced as an optional extra. There was another round of new grilles, revised inner door panels that left less metal exposed and an electric oil pressure gauge replacing the mechanical unit.
Camper Special Packages - Available on all 20 and 30 series with a V-8 and Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission or four-speed manual transmission, Camper Special Packages are recommended for use with slide in camper bodies for pickups or chassis mounted bodies for cab and chassis models. Although equipment recommendations will vary with body weight, most packages specify camper body wiring harness, heavy duty front and rear springs, heavy duty front and rear shock absorbers, heavy duty front stabilizer bar and Camper Special name plate. Deluxe Camper Special Package includes all the equipment in the Camper Special Package, plus these additions: Camper Tie Down Package: Elimi-Pitch Package: rear stabilizer bar (standard on dual rear wheel vehicles).
Competition to this C20 in 1977 included Fordâ€™s F-250 Crew Cab, Dodgeâ€™s D-series Crew Cab and GMCâ€™s Sierra Classic Wideside Crew Cab.
While theyâ€™re common now, crew cabs were rare breeds 40 years ago. Think of them as truck pools for construction workers and other laborers. If you collect classic trucks and you donâ€™t have any with more than two doors, consider this Silverado Crew Cab as your next acquisition. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check it out.
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 77,005 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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