Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado



Throughout the 1970 s and also right into the 1980 s, each participant of the Detroit Big 3 imported Japanese little pick-ups and also marketed them with Ford (Mazda Proceed), Dodge/Plymouth (Mitsubishi Forte), or Chevrolet (Isuzu Faster) badges right here. Ford created the Ranger and also eliminated the Messenger for 1983 (though Americans can still purchase the Mazda-badged version completely with 1993), while The General axed the LUV after the S-10 debuted in the 1982 design year. Isuzu marketed the very same vehicle as the P’up with 1987, however, and also we may also adhere to up our current P’up Junkyard Treasure with its LUV precursor.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

LUV represented L ight U tility V ehicle, and also I have actually managed to spot a handful in the boneyards throughout the years. This currently stays in a yard in northeastern Colorado.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

The Mikado trim bundle consisted of candy striped seat furniture and also a stylish wheel, plus these trendy dashboard badges. Regarding I can inform, no LUV Mikado marketing included any type of Gilbert and Sullivan tunes.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

This is relatively corroded for Front Variety Colorado, and also it has actually withstood a bed swap from a few other little vehicle.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

The engine is the 75- steed Isuzu 1.8-liter. Participants of this engine family members entered into whatever from Chevy Chevettes to Isuzu Troopers in the USA.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

Really abnormally for a little pick-up throughout the Malaise Era, this has a lavish transmission. Velocity should have been a leisurely event in this vehicle.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

Cooling? Uncommon!

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

A person stuck each of their lunch break apple sticker labels on the vehicle driver’s door.

Junkyard Treasure: 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado

After 41 years of job, this vehicle is done.

Come on solid in a LUV of your very own!



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