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January 28th Update – frankly, we’re surprised to see this V8-powered 1982 Chevy S10 we first featured on November 4th still for sale with a fresh post updated below and the price lowered another $500 to $5,500. Based on the pictures provided, there is a lot of truck with a lot of potential for less than six large. Good luck with the purchase!
December 10th Update – when we first featured this sleeper V8-powered Chevy S10 on November 4th, we noted the seller had already lowered his price $700 several days after he first posted his ad. Just noticed a fresh Craigslist post with the price lowered another $200 to an even $6,000. This appears to be a lot of hot rod truck for entry-level money. Good luck with the purchase!
One of the reasons we like compact pickup trucks is the ability to stuff a V8 under the hood like this 1982 Chevrolet S10 listed on Craigslist in Old Bridge, New Jersey where the private seller Chuck is now asking $5,500 which is now nearly $2,000 less than what he first wanted back in November. The NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail range as $1,200, $2,300, and $2,925, respectively so the premium sought here rightfully accounts for the 350 cubic inch V8 and related powertrain. Consumer demand for domestically-made fuel-efficient pick-ups in the mid-seventies eventually motivated GM to launch the Chevrolet S10 and virtually identical GMC S15 “1/4 Ton” pickups for the 1982 model year. While their compact trucks only came available with either standard four-cylinder or optional V6 power, their full-frame construction makes these trucks ideal candidates for V8 transplants such as the example featured here.
While Chuck’s written description of his S10 Hot Rod is brief, the detailed pictures of the engine bay and the underside appear to show a high quality build on a rust-free donor truck. You’ll need to interview Chuck to get the details around the 350 cubic inch, four-bolt-main, Vortec V8 connected to a 350 TurboHydramatic automatic transmission transferring power to a 3:73-equipped rear end.
This is the perfect Hot Rod truck to purchase now to spend the winter adding your personal touches to have ready just in time for cruising next Spring. Good luck with the purchase!
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