Some of our favorite vehicles are these honest old Chevy pickups that don't need excuses and are still ready to work or play. A nice truck that's ready to work or play, this 1970 Chevy C10 Custom is a blue collar machine with rugged good looks, a strong-running 350-inch small block, and a great color combination.
The copper and white paint scheme is perfect for 1970 and also works great today now that copper metallic paint is suddenly back in fashion. Instead of looking dated, it has a period-perfect charm that totally works on an old pickup, particularly with the white accents. The truck has had a respray, but still gives this C10 a very authentic look that pickup truck fans will appreciate. The sheetmetal underneath is pretty darned nice with good panel alignment that's accentuated by the long stainless trim that was part of the Custom package. And speaking of trim, the chrome and stainless looks quite good, as if someone has properly polished it over the past four-and-a-half decades. The bed, which is big enough to carry just about anything you bring home from the hardware store, is simply too nice to be original paint unless this truck was never used, you know, as a truck, which seems unlikely. The sucker looks great!
Handsome black upholstery is another period-perfect touch on this pickup and shows quite well. The seat cover itself is brand new, and quite possibly the door panels, so it looks and feels fresh from behind the wheel. There are just two pedals on the floor and the column shifter is linked to a sturdy TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. The instrument panel carries attractive round dials with bright, clear markings, although the orange needles are a little faded, which isn't surprising. There's also a factory AM radio in the dash, suggesting that nobody was in a hurry to update this truck and instead preferred the true 1970 feel, and it does indeed work properly. Even the floor coverings look nicely preserved as like someone truly cared about keeping this truck in top condition.
There's plenty of horsepower on tap thanks to the 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood and while it's not totally detailed for show, it does have a well-maintained look that adds to the truck's honest presentation. Bright Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself and a correct factory air cleaner up top give it a very OEM look and most of the work looks quite recent so it's very clean. It starts easily and runs smoothly, almost too smoothly for a truck engine, and has that well-oiled feeling that you get from a tool that's been properly cared for and is still at the top of its game. There's a four-barrel carburetor up top, but it still exhales through a stock-style single exhaust system with just a muted burble to remind us that there's a V8 in there. The undercarriage is in great shape and you can clearly see that the basics are quite good and this is a solid truck from a climate that didn't attack the steel. Factory Rally wheels with spinners in the center look sporty on the old pickup and carry 255/70/15 blackwall radials.
With a back-to-basics vibe, this neat old truck is one of those vehicles that wins you over with its honesty and earns its keep by still doing its job well. Call today!