Origin of the word silverado
Chevrolet’s Silverado trucks started life as the C/K trucks; C was used for trucks with 2 wheel drive and K was used for trucks with 4 wheel drive. Chevy started production of the C/K trucks in 1960. These trucks had a new body design and a new designation system and were a step forward from the previous trucks offered It’s believed that the Silverado is named after the town of Silverado, California or, possibly, the nearby Silverado canyon. The town’s name is a bit of a Spanglish portmanteau, mixing the English word silver, which was once mined in the area, with the Spanish place name El Dorado, which refers to the mythical city of gold.