Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brazilian Chevrolet D-10 with an aftermarket crew-cab conversion and a wooden flatbed

Brazilian versions of the Chevy full-size trucks had some very specific features. Automatic transmissions and V8 engines were never offered on them, relying on the Stovebolt Six as the base engine for most of their production run, except for a brief period between the '70s and '80s when the 4-cylinder and subsequently the Iron Duke were offered as a desperate attempt to save fuel after the oil crisis. For those who prefered a Diesel engine, the Perkins 4-236 was carried over from the 1st generation to the 2nd generation (which is related to the American 3rd generation), and remained the only engine option for the D-10, D-20 and D-40 (as the Diesel equivalents to the C-10, C-20 and C-40 were officially named in Brazil) until getting replaced by a Maxion engine in early '90s. The D-10 in the picture above is from the 1st generation, which had a more conservative design compared to its American counterpart. The crew-cab was an aftermarket conversion and retained the 2-door layout, despite the lack of practicality brought with this choice.

1 comment:

  1. It always amazed me how Brazilian trucks used to look outdated compared to other countries.


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