1981 Chevy Truck – A Monster with Super Swampers

Recently I came across a monster 1981 Chevy truck for sale on Craigslist, complete with a light bar on the roof.  Sadly the fine print stated that it doesn’t come with the light bar.  Which makes me wonder why.  What else is he going to do it once the truck sells?  Why not keep it as an incentive to potential buyers?

Well it turns out the seller is simply playing hardball and turning off a myriad of potential buyers but at the same time, keeping out any looky lous that simply want to get a shot at test driving a huge truck.  He even states that he is trying to avoid tire kickers and that this truck is a toy and he doesn’t need to sell it so don’t even think about trying to knock off a few hundred bucks here and there.  But really, what’s a few hundred bucks if it gets your the sale and moves things along?  Why not price it a few hundred higher than the absolute minimum so people can haggle and feel like they got a deal.  The entire used car industry is based on this concept.  Granted it is a pain in the ass that no one really enjoys.  Well, let’s get to this one of a kind monster 81 Chevy truck shall we?

1981 Chevy Monster Truck
1981 Chevy Monster Truck

As you can see, it would be a shame to remove the light rail off of this beast.  After all, how many 1981 Chevy trucks look like Arnold Schwarzenegger drove them in a horrible 80s cop movie?  “Stahp! Po lees! Ahhhh!”  Maybe someone out there can help determine if this is a 1981 Silverado or Scottsdale.  I can never seem to tell them apart.  I guess it doesn’t really matter as neither one of those trucks came with a 12 inch lift or 44 inch super swamper tires.  That’s 3 and half feet of just tires.  There is a midget in my neighborhood that rides around a motorized cooler full of beer.  I think he should upgrade to this truck and get in and out with a trampoline.  Well, if anyone want’s to travel to Sioux City, Iowa they can buy this beast for $8500 and not a penny less!

1981 Chevy Monster Truck Rear
1981 Chevy Monster Truck Rear

Here’s a bonus view of the rear end.  I often ask my girlfriend for the same thing but she rarely comes through as I have here.

1981 Chevy Blazer K5
1981 Chevy Blazer K5

As one more bonus, here is a 1981 Chevy Blazer K5.  You can see it really doesn’t compare to the monster truck but if every truck did compare then global warming would kill all of us much more quickly.  It sold a while ago but for only $850.  It gets around but I’m not sure how much life is left in it.  But knowing that your vehicle could die any second adds excitement to the daily commute.  I suggest having a few 1981 Chevy truck parts lying around in case excitement isn’t your forte. :)