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Options on a 1978 Bonanza - Original Sticker Info

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by crawlink5, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. crawlink5

    crawlink5 1/2 ton status

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    Note in the options that it lists 'Bonanza Package' with the 'Cheyenne Equipment'. Looking at the model number, was this considered a K10? When did they start calling this a K5?

    Model K10516 Blazer-Utility-With Hard Top

    No Extra Charge:
    -Metal Cab Roof with Full Doors (this begs the question)
    -Dual Exterior Mirrors
    -Courtesy/Map Light
    -Deluxe-Air Heater and Defogger
    -Power Flow through ventilation
    -Rear Back-up Lamps
    -Power Disc/Drum Brake System
    -High Energy Ignition System
    -Engine Coolant Recovery System
    -Freedom Battery
    -...And Many More (This is actually what the sticker says)

    OPTIONS:
    -Sliding Side Window Glass
    -Folding Rear Seat
    -Soft Ray Tinted Glass - All Wdws
    -Electric Tailgate Window
    -Auxiliary
    -All weather Air Cond. - Front
    -Ext. B/Eye Mir (7.5"x10.5") Stl.
    -Rear Axle - 3.73 Ratio
    -Locking Differential-Rear Axle
    -Speed and Cruise Control
    -V8 Engine - 400 CID 4 BBL. (6.6L)
    -Auto Trans
    -Std Emission Sys
    -31 Gallon Fuel Tank
    -Fuel Tank Shield Plate
    -ConforTilt Steering Wheel
    -Rally WHeels
    -Electric CLock
    -AM Pushbutton Radio
    -Chromed Grill
    -LR78-15C Hwy Steel BLTD Rad W/W
    -LR78-15/C Hwy Steel BLTD Rad W/W (this is here twice)
    -Bonanza Package "D"
    -LR78-15/C Hwy Steel BLTD Rad W/W (third)
    -Oper Conv Package
    -Exterior Decor Package
    -White Removable Hard Top
    -Cheyenne Equipment
    -KUU4 Buckskin Cus Clo Hi BK Buck
    -81 Cordova Brown 12 Frost White
    MSRP--------------6,413.40
    Options ----------3,798.30
    Dest Chg------------454.00
    Total Amount ----10,665.70

    Came from Albuquerque, NM

    It has the 'Cheyenne' metal emblem on the rear fenders and the metal 'Bonanza' emblem on the front fenders.

    Added from an earlier topic for completeness of info:

    Bonanzas were a limited edition done at the end of the model year. I once spoke to a Chevrolet regional sales manager about this and asked if he knew anything about them. He assured me he did, and in fact when Chevrolet was trying to come up with a new name for their trucks, which ended up being 'Silverado', he had pushed to bring back 'Bonanza'. I have seen only one other in 5 years, a pickup of the same vintage as Monster Truck (this is what Lane's wife calls it and it had nothing to do with tires...Doug) and in a whole lot worse shape. I suppose the name came from the popular western from the seventies.

    Lane"
     
  2. crawlink5

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    I'd like to know what the "Bonanza D" package consisted of (and the A,B, and C)

    Doug
     
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    all of this is listed on the label just like you typed ? and is a blazer ?

    ive enver seen a bonanza with bonanza actually listed, bonanza was just a slightly tweaked custom deluxe, like a sales package, the last bonanza i had had rubber floor instead of carpet, and normal custom deluxe equipment but had deluxe chrome grille equipment and thats pretty much it, also had normal basic vinyl interior


    monster truck ? huh ?


    also you guys see BIG 10 trucks around right ? theres still a few running round here but not so many now and i finally ran across a gmc heavy half, is black like they are supposed to be and is a short fleet, its in a small town near here
     
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    K5 is the badge name. It is listed as a K10 because it's a:

    1/2 ton- 10

    4x4- K

    Kinda like a 2WD 1/2 ton is a C10.........
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's funny how from time to time you run into a model name that is very rare. When I was 17 I bought a 74 C10 that was badged as a "Cheetah". There was nothing fancy about the truck, and the only power options it had were PWs and PDLs. I've never seen another Cheetah since.

    Makes you wonder how rare the truck was, eh?
     
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    kid in my school last year..(graduated) used to drive a pretty damn clean big 10, was black shortbox fleetside, nice truck! he was trying to sell it for 5 grand, he drops his sister of at school usually every mourning and is still driving it and its still got the F/S sign in the window, its a 79.
     
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    all of this is listed on the label just like you typed ? and is a blazer ?

    monster truck ? huh ?


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    The sticker has every thing listed as I typed it. Didn't realize it was that rare - that not many here know much about it by doing a search. The carpet may or may not be an add in. I'll know when I replace it if there is vinyl under it.

    Monster Truck was what Lane's wife called it when he brought it home. You know how some women feel about men's hobbies. I got the impression that it was not a good thing. My wife probably feels the same way - but, she doesn't let me influence her on what she wants to drive, so...

    Lane, this truck drives sweet. And contrary to what you told me about stop-ability, it stops on a dime. I almost took out a socker mom today on the way back from the gun show. I'm sure she left a pile in her seat. Me and Jim couldn't stop laughing after our nerves settled. He remarked that he knew we were gonna hit the SUV thing.
     

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