You want cool? You've got it with this 1970 Chevy C10 Custom pickup. With a high-visibility paint job, an efficient straight-six motor and a factory-correct interior, they don't come any brighter than this. It also helps that this one is equipped a practical 8-foot bed that can still work for a living.
If you're looking for an honest turn-key truck or a base from which to build upon, they don't come much cooler than this. Hugger Orange (aka Carousel Red in some circles, especially the PMD-centric ones) looks great on anything wearing a Chevy bowtie emblem, especially something born in 1970 such as this. The condition of the sheetmetal is good considering the age and sheer acreage of it, and the dedication that put this truck together shows in every single square inch of good driver-quality paint that went onto its flanks. A glance in all the nooks and crannies shows that even though the respray is older it was done right, because there are no traces of any past colors to be found anywhere. And thanks to the miracle of modern paints, it'll probably look this good for decades, especially if it's treated to a multi-stage detail. Add some bright stainless trim and bright bumpers to break up all that orange, a neatly lettered tailgate that looks traditional, and a bed finished with wood, and, well, you have a very solid and honest truck that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not.
It also has a very stock look inside, where you'll find a comfortable bench seat with a very 1970-looking seat cover with could very well be the original unit. Heavy-duty vinyl floor coverings look like they might be original too and are in remarkably well-preserved condition, and the door panels with their wood applique trim are unquestionably factory-issue. Chevy was still doing color-matched steering wheels in 1970 (the rim of this one is wrapped though), and while the accommodations are a little basic, it's nice to see that GM stylists were hard at work trying to make the pickup a great place to spend your time. “Amenities” include a heater/defrost and AM radio, but don't go bragging about those luxuries quite yet, as they both need repairs. There's also a dash pad up top, and gears are changed via the 3-speed shifter on the column. Factory gauges still look very presentable and work as intended covering speed and fuel level, and the big back window option out back gives the cabin a cool fish bowl feel.
The engine is a 250 cubic inch inline-6, which was popular when new but almost never seen today. Believed to be the original block to the truck, it runs well and makes good power and torque, along with smooth six-cylinder noises that are almost forgotten today. It's not detailed for show, wearing Chevy Orange paint like its big brothers, plus a factory-style snorkel air cleaner on a 2-barrel carburetor. Note that all the hardware is stock-spec; there's almost nothing under the hood that you wouldn't have found in 1970. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts crisply and drives the original 12-bolt 3.07 geared rear end, which, interestingly enough, hangs on the original suspension, so it rides and handles far better than you'd expect for a vintage pickup. The single exhaust is plenty for the six and it makes great truck sounds that will bring a smile to your face if you grew up before V8s were so ubiquitous. It rolls on a set of painted steel wheels with hubcaps wrapped in 235/75/15 blackwall tires that really fill the fenders.
This is a well-preserved truck with a good and look and honest demeaner. The fact that it can also earn its keep around the house only makes it easier to get approval for the purchase. Call today!