Facebook can be a cornucopia of rare vehicles, wacky conversions, and other automotive curiosities, and right now, a scarce 2010 Chevy Montana pickup truck with just 83,000 miles on its odometer is listed for sale on the website by a private seller in Talihina, Oklahoma.
Labeled in the online post as a Chevrolet Tornado, the name used for the vehicle in the Mexican market, the Chevy Montana is described as “coming out of old Mexico” and is offered for sale because the owner says they “never drive it anymore.”
The Chevy Montana is a first-generation model of the truck nameplate and is finished in a coat of white exterior paint. The vehicle seems to be mostly rust-free, even around the wheel arches where rust holes typically appear first, but the exterior paint is heavily speckled, though it’s unclear whether this is dirt or if the paint is weathered and fading.
As a first-generation truck, this Montana/Tornado is a derivative of the Opel Corsa and features its distinctive sharply raked windshield and curving A-pillar melding into the similarly curved roofline. The bed, which GM says can be used to haul up to 1,620 pounds of cargo, is missing its tailgate, though the hinges and fastenings are still in place.
The interior of this 2010 Chevy Montana is black, featuring vinyl and fabric seat upholstery showing a moderate amount of wear. The purchaser of this truck may apparently also receive a set of rather muddy Tasmanian Devil cartoon character floor mats.
While the ad doesn’t specify the powerplant under the vehicle’s hood other than noting the truck runs on gasoline, motivation most likely comes from the 1.4L I4 Ecoflex engine developing 99 horsepower and 95 pound-feet of torque. The engine has a combined fuel efficiency rating of approximately 32 miles per gallon and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
Built at the GM São José dos Campos plant in the city of São José dos Campos, Vale do Paraíba metropolitan region, São Paulo (state), Brazil, the 2010 Chevy Montana was never sold in the U.S. and is a rare find north of the border.
The truck has a clean title and is priced at $6,500. So, what are your thoughts, dear reader? Is this rare pickup with only 83,000 miles worth the asking price in your opinion? Vote in the poll below, and share your impressions in the comments section.