This 1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne is literally a rolling piece of automotive history. Purpose built at the hands of a respected professional a while back, it's been a fixture on the Texas motorsports scene for quite some time and has even graced the pages of Classic Trucks magazine. It proudly bears the exterior graphics to commemorate its lineage and offers a great driving experience by way of its fresh drivetrain and nice array of features.
A member of the final class of the C10's second generation, this Cheyenne is a distinguished member of a group of trucks that helped re-define just what a pickup should offer. It sports some nice exterior modifications that capitalize on the style Chevy had already baked into the equation - the billet front grille looming over the black of the front end and the reshaped hood really make it stand out in a crowd. The extensive array of graphics running the lengths of the sides offers a visual tribute to the Good Guys Lone Star Nationals show at the Texas Motor Speedway and still makes a strong showing against the black background. A checkerboard pattern lying just underneath the hand painted flames and lettering gives the back end of this pickup an almost 3D effect. In addition to its substantial visual impact, this is a nicely finished classic truck in the more traditional sense, too - it's arrow-straight, with a cab that blends well with its bed area, the trim surrounding its windows is nice and clean and the other exterior fittings also make a strong showing.
The interior has been re-imagined while still staying true to the styling sensibilities that made Chevy's Action Line such a hit in its heyday. The upholstery work on display here is really impressive - the black leather buckets inside feature houndstooth check cloth inserts that still look fresh and snugly-fitted and their pattern is matched by the door panels to each side. The interior also offers a tilt column, cruise control, air conditioning (needs servicing) and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with multi-disc changer that teams with an amp and subwoofers mounted behind the seat to provide a great audio experience. The dash area is a definite strong suit, with a collection of factory gauges sitting in the instrument cluster against a clean black steel surface with a fresh dash pad running the width of the cabin. A center console sits between the buckets, offering storage space and a pair of cupholders. In back, the bed area is well protected by both a fiberglass tonneau cover and a rubber bed liner, so it's in good condition.
Abundant power comes from the 350 cubic inch V8 sitting just underneath the hood. The engine wears an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb under a very sharp chrome air cleaner and is running strong and sounding great through its Dynomax mufflers as it teams with a 3-speed automatic transmission that's also in good form. In all respects, this truck is in rock solid, road ready shape, with power brakes that feature discs up front for fade resistant stops and power steering to make this eye catching classic easy to navigate as it pulls focus on its set of 15” Halibrand wheels outfitted with 275/60R15 radial tires tires that have plenty of miles left in them.
With its high impact look, substantial automotive history and welcome array of features, this 1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne is a great find. Call today!