Have you pined for piece of rolling military memorabilia? Is the GMC Vandura G-Series from the A-Team just a little too wimpy for you? If you answered “hell yeah!” to either of those questions we’ve found a bone-crushing piece of badass just for you.
Meet the 1985 M1028 Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV), a surplus military cargo vehicle built from an Chevrolet C/K that’s about as ’80’s as Chuck Norris’ all-powerful beard. And it can be all yours for just $8,000.
Wrapped in an alleged $3,000-worth of desert-spec camo vinyl, this two-door pickup is fed by a 6.2L diesel V8 that sends power to four nearly-new Super Swamper tires, through a three-speed automatic transmission.
You’ll get a whole host of awesomeness for your cash, including:
- New $4K crate transmission installed about 1.5 years ago
- New winch
- Two New Off Road Lights with inside switch
- Four Original spare tires
- New CB radio w/ antenna
- Truck cap
- New dash
- New door panels
- New seat cover
- Two 5-gallon fuel tanks mounted to exterior
- Comes with shovel/ax mouted to inside of cap with gear box
- New fire extinguisher and mount
- Maglite and mounts
- Brush guard
“But, is there a place for my guns?” you ask. Hell yes! This beast has you covered with a ceiling-mounted Big Sky shotgun rack and a Glock 19 under-dash holster. Mad Max would love it.
But, our favorite feature has to be what we call ‘Stealth Mode’: an internal switch that blacks out all the lights, including the brake lights. Likely for raids and such.
Sure, you’ll have to deal with slightly rusty wheels, a wonky wrap, a short in the ignition chain somewhere, a broken speedo and more, but who really cares when you know this CUCV was “beat to crap” while in service – those aren’t dents and dings, they’re battle scars.
Unfortunately, time has passed to secure the
perimeter M-1028, but no need to worry, as it doesn’t seem to have sold. Which means it will likely surface again soon.