Only 630 of them have been commissioned and they had the 165-horsepower 350ci V8 under those red bonnets. This was the first year of the new roof design on the Blazer. Narrow your search using the sub-categories on the left and by entering your year. Available on Fleetside models only. Cheyenne Super is replaced by Silverado as top trim level.
. Exterior appearance remained largely the same over the truck's nine-year lifespan, with the biggest changes through the years coming mostly in the form of design. Special hood stripe and strobe side striping came either in blue and red or orange and red. Other than different nameplates and minor trim variations, it is difficult to distinguish a Caballero from an El Camino at more than 10 paces distance. This began with models using unleaded fuel. General Motors Chevrolet set a record selling 1,317,466 Chevy Trucks.
Same trim packages available as 1973. To promote these trucks Chevrolet came out with many ads to highlight on what was called the working mans truck. Rear suspension used leaf springs instead of coil springs. This is the first year power windows were offered. Door pin switch or manually operated courtesy lights. The fuel tank was moved from inside the cab, to the right side frame rail.
Vinyl seat upholstery and matching vinyl on the door panels. The next level was Scottsdale. Deluxe chrome bumpers with rubber impact strips are a new option. Then for 1982, the front end was changed to a full-width grille design housing four headlights and a four-row pattern; this persisted through the vehicle's demise in 1987. As its name suggests, the Street Coupe was more comfortable on the roads than off roads. Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive trucks were available.
This is the only model year to feature this color stripe. Rear shocks were now staggered to reduce wheel hop. The odometer shows just over 41k miles and is said to be accurate. The 305 V-8 was now offered in the K series. Prior years, the roof detached from the windshield frame, making it a complete convertible. The new top of the line Silverado model was introduced.
This was the final year that power windows were offered, and a fuel door was added later in the year. Wheelbases and dimensions - These heights and track width measurements are with stock original size tires, and stock original size wheels. All pick ups below 6,000 pounds were catalytic converter equipped. Chevy did not offer any extended cab models like today's during 73 - 87. The shocks, suspension, and brakes are also tight. Also a Beau James hood ornament, front bumper guards, driving lights, and chrome bed rails. The factory two-tone Cordova Brown paint with Santa Fe Tan inserts is reported to be all original.
The interior changed as well with dash pad, door panels, dash bezel, seat covers and door sill plates. The Sprint was renamed Caballero for the 1978 model year, and produced through 1987. This sticker should have a list of some of the specs and options included in your trim package. How many of them have been made or how many have survived is still a mystery. One group they targeted was young men. The camper was designed to sleep two. Also became and option for rear defrosters.
Cheyenne model is dropped from the lineup and hood ornaments appear on the trucks. The Sprint shared exterior and interior trims with the Chevelle Malibu and El Camino including cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting. All K series trucks had manual locking hubs. Special thanks to Dave C. The 400 engine and 400 automatic are both rebuilt. Trim packages were the same, though there were special options offered every year.
Fuel prices rise and send truck sales down. Trucks with V-8's and 4wd, had struts added between the engine and transmission, and other struts from the trans to t case. Also equipped with integrated roll bar. New paint schemes were available to reach customers interest. The truck is now offered at no reserve with a clean Ohio title. It included the same features as the Chevrolet.