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1978 Chevy Trucks - A Best Seller!

1976 Chevrolet C10 Stepside1From 1978 thru 1983 saw Chevy sell over 1,310,000 models of this very popular, comfortable, and rugged truck.

Engine options in 1978 for Chevy trucks included: chevrolet engines

  • 250 I-6 (4.4L), which provided 105 horsepower
  • 292 (5.0L) I-6 with 120 horsepower
  • 250 V-8 with 175 horsepower
  • 400 V-8 (6.6L), which provided 185 horsepower. 

Three-speed manual transmissions, four-speed manual transmissions and three-speed automatics were available.

For truck enthusiasts, the 1973-1987 C/K-Series truck was the advent of the modern-day pickup. Combining comfort with ruggedness, this Chevy truck was a work-horse that many owners still prefer. The 1978 model was a the apex for this truck. And at that time, it was the single-year highest selling truck to date. In fact, five years into the C/K’s life, Chevy sold over 1,310,000 models.

The C/K models had their beginning in 1924. The naming “C” stood for two-wheel drive, and “K” was four-wheel drive. In 1999, the Chevy truck was renamed to the now familiar, Silverado.

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