Roll into the next cruise night with this 1968 Chevrolet C10 pickup, and they might just hand you the big trophy before you even shut the engine off. Beautifully built, this stylish pickup has all the right ingredients for a serious street machine, and it doesn't matter if you prefer driving or showing, it does it all equally well.
Few trucks are as good-looking as Chevy's C10 models from the mid-60s to the mid-70s. This one, with its factory stance and sleek two-tone paint almost looks like the epitome of beautiful vintage trucks, with a long wheel base and a ton of eyeball appeal. Of course, the dazzling Light Green on Light Yellow paint doesn't hurt, along with exemplary bodywork to make it look its best. A lot of prep went into this truck before the paint went on approximately 4 years ago, with great gaps and smooth surfaces that show undistorted reflections, a hallmark of quality workmanship and a big investment of time. The emblems, door handles, and other add-ons were retained, so its identity remains strong yet it looks very custom at a glance. All the bright chrome trim was replaced during the makeover as well, including the stainless side trim that accentuates the fender arches and makes the two-tone paint possible. The chrome and paint on the grille are nods to tradition, as is the tailgate with big block letters spelling out CHEVROLET six inches high. The bed is protected by a spray-in bedliner, so this is one truck that can still do a little work around the house, making it a great choice if you can have only one toy.
While the exterior says muscle, the interior says luxury. A fresh houndstooth bench seat with lots of support and style anchors a luxurious-looking cab that's quintessential 1968. Finely tailored and expertly trimmed to look OEM, the interior is a slam-dunk in the styling department and with seatbelts and air conditioning, practical as well. The original instrument panel is full of handsome restored gauges, including a rather rare factory tach, and the grippy three-spoke steering wheel on the column would look at home in a Camaro. Black vinyl door panels nicely match the upholstery, so the truck has a very polished, high-quality feel, and it's fitted with factory A/C that's fully operational thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. Entertainment is provided via a retro-style AM/FM stereo in the original location and it includes a CD changer stashed away in the glove compartment to maintain the OEM look.
In the horsepower department, this C10 is rocking a 327 cubic inch Chevy V8 complete with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb up top. The motor is believed to be original and looks very stock inside the engine bay, from the orange valve covers to the snorkeled air cleaner, along with the Chevrolet Orange engine enamel on the block. A set of stock exhaust manifolds control heat and noise and have been coated to look good virtually forever and there's a giant radiator up front to keep it cool. The great-sounding small block runs great, with endless reserves of torque on tap at any speed and the original-style exhaust system sounds pretty much exactly like it would've have in '68, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeding a stout 12-bolt rear hanging on the stock coil spring suspension. That stance is exactly right, hunkered down on those gorgeous Corvette Rallye wheels with 275/60/15 white-letter performance radials.
Fast, fun, and stylish, this truck offers an incredible look and heavy-duty hardware for a very reasonable price. Call today!