1978 Chevrolet C/K Truck for sale 101117073
1978 Chevrolet C/K Truck
Streetside Classics - Nashville
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1978 Chevrolet C/K Truck

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Nashville in LaVergne, Tennessee 37086

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Classic vintage Chevrolet pickup trucks are receiving growing interest among car enthusiasts. The most collectible muscle cars are numbers-matching survivors; the most sought-after vintage trucks are full custom builds.


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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    41,990 miles
  • Engine
    5.3L V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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