Wednesday, March 9, 2011

1989 Chevy Caprice Side-Step Proves Cute Utes Can Still Be Cool

Okay, you got me. “Cute utes” are not really my thing. I’m more of a Dodge Ram SRT-10 or an HSV Maloo man myself. Yes, they’re affordable and sure if you’re on a budget and need a reliable vehicle that can carry a whole lot of work gear and tools there’s really nothing better.

So here’s a “step-side” style ute pickup based on a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice. Step-side pickups have a step moulded into the body, typically between the passenger doors and rear wheel arch. They were popular in the 1950s though are somewhat rarer these days.

Apart from the obvious modifications (the removal of the rear bodywork and addition of the tray) this custom vehicle has also been lowered and fitted with 17-inch rims. The engine and transmission remain unchanged, however. The interior appears well maintained, and with a bit more work this step-sider could be a real looker.

There’s no reserve price, though I’d suspect around US$10,000 for a vehicle of this type. You can check out our gallery and leave your piece in the comments section below.

By Tristan Hankins

Link: eBay


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