It's very rare to see a 1968 Chevy pickup truck with a frame-off restoration, but it's rarer still to see one that has been refinished to mostly stock condition. There are tons of custom trucks out there, but not many as honest and factory-appearing as this one, and it is incredibly clean inside and out.
The main thing about trucks like this is not to make them too nice. By that I mean it's important to give it a factory look, because these were built in the days before trucks were fashion accessories and still working for a living. As a result, this one has an honest, hardworking, blue collar look, especially with that side-mounted spare tire. The standard cab and stepside bed gives it a sporty, agile look without diminishing its ability to get the job done. Straight bodywork looks like it's fresh out of the press, and the hunter green paint is neither too modern nor too drab, giving this truck an authentic period charm. Silver bumpers and trim are just the right touch for a working truck like this.
There are big upgrades inside, however, starting with the power leather bucket seats borrowed from a late-model, yet they look right at home in the C10's cab. With matching gray carpets contrasting nicely with the green door panels and dash, the cabin is airy and bright, with a good dose of ruggedness. Other noteworthy upgrades include the B&M shifter and a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash. You'll enjoy details like the map pockets on the front of the seats, and the steering wheel with optional power steering makes this truck surprisingly light on its feet.
The engine is a 305 Chevy borrowed from a '74 C10 pickup that has been freshly rebuilt and completed in April 2011, which was less than 500 miles ago. Wearing traditional Chevy Orange, the first impression is that this is a nicely finished stock engine compartment, but then you notice little details. Things like the Edelbrock intake and carburetor and those long-tube headers give the small block V8 a little extra kick, and it makes all the right sounds rumbling down the road. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic that is also freshly rebuilt. And when I say this was a frame-off restoration, it's not just a turn of phrase-every bit of the chassis on this truck has been scraped, stripped, prepped, painted, and finished to factory fresh condition. There's no rust, no structural damage, and no signs of previous repairs, making this C10 quite a rare find indeed. New shocks, rebuilt drum brakes, and big 235/75/15 Goodyear Wranglers on steel spoke wheels give it just the right combination of good looks and utilitarian function.
While C10s aren't exactly rare, finding one that isn't lowered, chopped, flamed, or shaved is not as easy as you'd think. This is a great-running truck with no needs that looks ready for another 40 years of work. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.