CC Outtake: Stuck In Traffic Behind A Reverse Lemon Meringue Pie

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I’ve always liked the 1973-87 Chevy trucks. This one stood out among the lease vehicles and other Los Angeles commuter warriors, a little after 8 one morning. I was able to pull up alongside the truck, but not to squeeze off a photo in position. It’s a C-10 (2WD) “Bonanza” truck.

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The profusion of truck trim levels isn’t something that Ford invented in the last decade, though the Harley-Davidson and King Ranch pickups may represent the perfection of truck optioning. Chevy offered the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne, Scottsdale, and Silverado trim levels. How do people even know what kind of seat cushion they’re getting, now that every pickup is a Silverado?

According to the Chevy enthusiasts, Bonanza was a factory option package consisting of Scottsdale trim plus automatic, power steering, and tilt wheel, and further tiers to include air conditioner and cruise control. So if 4 levels isn’t enough, maybe 5 will do.