Not long ago we found a 1980 Chevrolet Light Utility Vehicle, or LUV for short, for sale on Craigslist in Daytona, FL. for just $2,500. We thought that was a pretty reasonable price for a classic pickup truck, but the LUV in question was a little ratty and had seen better days. So today we bring you another LUV, this time one that is in much, much better shape.
This 1976 LUV truck is for sale on eBay with current bidding at $3,499 with 2 days left until the ad expires. As far as the LUV goes, a vehicle which wasn’t noted for its longevity, this one is in about as good of shape as it gets. The exterior appears devoid of rust, the interior looks almost the same as it did when it left the factory and it’s only done 107,000 miles over its 38-year lifespan. This example also features the rare 3-speed automatic transmission.
The seller says this mint condition LUV is a great candidate for a V8 swap, and we couldn’t agree more. In fact, were getting excited just at the thought of someone dropping an LS3 into this little 75-horsepower work truck. You might want to replace those rear drum brakes first, though. Have a look at the ad right here.