1980 Chevy K10 Houston Oilers tribute pickup

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The Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee after the 1996 season. Twenty-six years later the Astrodome stays empty, and the Oilers are missed by those who haven’t embraced the Houston Texans. In the event you keep in mind Earl Campbell, and “Luv ya Blue” nonetheless resonates then this 1980 Chevrolet K10 4×4 Houston Oilers tribute pickup accessible on the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Houston public sale is for you.

“Initially received in a raffle within the Houston Astrodome in March of 1980, this 1980 Chevy K10 4×4 Customized Deluxe is an authentic seller restricted version tribute truck to the Houston Oilers and Bum Phillips, their famed coach of that period,” the itemizing states. “The truck’s customized title is “The Roughneck”, a salute to the Houston Oilers’ mascot, and the nickname coach Bum Phillips.”

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1980 Chevy K10 Houston Oilers tribute pickup (Picture courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Automotive Auctions)

The K10 has been totally restored with new physique panels and was repainted to match its authentic colours. A ceramic coating was utilized to the paint with a rock chip protectant movie over the underside pink stripe. It has been upgraded with a customized pink painted roll bar and a chrome step rail.

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1980 Chevy K10 Houston Oilers tribute pickup (Picture courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Automotive Auctions)

This Houston Oilers impressed Chevrolet K10 pickup has a brand new inside with customized seats. Facilities embody a sound system, and brand-new air con and warmth.

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1980 Chevy K10 Houston Oilers tribute pickup (Picture courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Automotive Auctions)

Underneath the hood is a brand new Chevrolet 350ci V8 by BluePrint Engines that has a factory-rated 380 horsepower. The K10’s authentic three-speed computerized transmission was rebuilt and the unique NP205 switch case has been freshly rebuilt with new gears and bearings.

The entrance and rear driveshafts are new. It additionally options new axles, bearings and gearing in each entrance and rear with 3:73 ratio. The unique customized aluminum wheels have been repainted with Oilers blue accents and have new 33-inch Basic Grabber tires. 

The Barrett-Jackson 2022 Houston Public sale runs from October 20-22, 2022 on the at NRG Middle.

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