New Silverado inspired by sport trucks of the past

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silverado sportChevrolet has released a Custom Sport special edition Silverado for the 2015 model year, paying homage to one of its most iconic pickups.

“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” says Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”

The Custom Sport package features body-colored front and rear bumpers and a body-colored grille surround with a chrome-accented black grille. Other accents include 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome door handles and mirror caps, and chrome body-side moldings. The package also includes projector beam headlamps, tow hooks and heated power-adjusted mirrors.

The redesigned 1967 Chevrolet pickup entered the market at a time when trucks were starting to grow in popularity as commuter and personal vehicles. The 1967 Custom Sport Truck, with its bright trim, plush carpet and bucket seats, helped launch a wave of personal-use pickups that continues today.

For the 2015 Silverado, the Custom Sport package will be available as LT and LTZ models, including Z71s. LT models will be available in black or white, while LTZs will come in black or White Diamond Tricoat.

Package prices will vary from $1,950 to $2,950, depending on the model.