Offering a compelling mix of vintage aesthetics and impressively strong running condition, this 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside would be the perfect score for the classic truck enthusiast who puts a high premium on worry free frequent driving. There's a vital, well-fortified engine standing by below the hood, teaming with other solidly functioning drivetrain components to make for an exhilarating experience behind the wheel.
This stout, road ready truck now wears a coat of sharp white paint on its exterior. Though it was likely applied a while back, it's in good form and you can see the quality of that application in its even pigmentation and consistent texture. As you take a lap around this vintage Chevy, you'll notice that its exterior alignment is very much on point - its body panels line up and blend well with each other. The featured shortbed configuration accentuates its appealing beefiness, while the array of distinctive side trim sets it apart from most of its classmates that are still fortunate enough to be on the road. The glass surrounding the cabin, as well as the rubber seals in place to keep the elements from intruding, are both in good form. The C10s of this era have such a singular look when viewed from up front, with their deeply engraved crossbars bridging the headlights and a pair of running lights positioned on the edge of the broad hood.
Inside, a pleasing driving environment awaits, featuring a two tone, red and white vinyl bench seat that looks sharp and has plenty more miles of service left to give, bracketed by a pair of light gray metal door panels that accent the rest of the interior nicely. Below, the carpet is in outright great shape and was likely added only recently. An updated steering wheel is now perched on the tilting column and the array of factory-style gauges just beyond it all work as intended, and just below every control knob and switch within view sits securely in place. A retro-style AM/FM radio teams with a pair of door mounted speakers to provide a quality audio experience, while the added underdash air conditioning system is blowing cold and strong to keep everyone inside the cab nice and comfortable. In back, the bed area is lined by fresh, well-prepped wooden planks, and the steel tie-downs they're interspersed with will return to top form with just a little bit of polishing.
Plenty of eager power comes via a 327 cubic inch V8, a representative of its manufacturer's most revered class of vintage small blocks. Armed with an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb, the engine sounds very healthy, is running strong and wears an aftermarket dress up kit that looks great next to the neighboring chrome air conditioning compressor and alternator. The appearance of the well-fortified engine framed by a pair of cleanly painted color matched inner fenders and a black, diamond plate firewall is striking and the engine teams with an accompanying 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission whose overdrive gear brings nice low revs at highway speeds. Power steering and power brakes that position discs up front bring easy navigating and low-effort, fade-resistant stops as this well turned out classic cruises on its set of 15” Rally wheels that are wrapped with Primewell Sport PS860 tires. After nearly 55 years of service, the undercarriage is still solid and well-positioned for plenty more future miles.
This 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside nicely represents the revered pickup model in its endlessly appealing first generation form and its rock solid running condition is a huge plus. Call today!