This one find by Mike Hayes at the Cohort is quite the throwback machine. The color theme, the camper and the accessories, all seem period-correct from the ’80s cocoon it came out of.
Not that this S-10 is completely perfect. The slightly sun-faded paint is a visible sign of the passage of time. But other than that, it all seems to be there.
For those wondering, the badge under the driver’s side headlight lets everyone know that this one carries a 2.8L V6 engine. In those early 1980s days, that translated into 110HP and 145 pound-feet of torque. Enough to carry 1,625 pounds of weight and tow up to 5,000 pounds.
These early S-10s have gotten their share of love and critique here at CC, with the related Blazer earning a Deadly Sin award. But well, before these ran on too long and got stale, they were at least sharp-looking little trucks. A point this fancy two-tone makes all too clear.