FRESHLY RESTORED STEP-SIDE, 350 V8, AUTO, 12-BOLT, R134A A/C, HOUNDSTOOTH, SLICK
Before we had compact pickups, we had full-sized rigs like this 1970 Chevrolet C10 step-side. The closest thing to a sports truck at the time, it packed muscle car horsepower and heavy duty utility into a compact, attractive body that is so popular that automakers are still building step-sides today.
Finished in a color that's pretty close to late-model GM Pewter, this truck was repainted not too long ago and has a lovely sophisticated attitude. Short wheelbase, regular cab, with a step-side bed is perhaps the most attractive combination on an early pickup, combining the modern cab with a very retro-appearing bed design that probably dates to the '50s. With bulging rear fenders and fat tires underneath, the truck has a sporty demeanor, an impression enhanced by the cowl induction hood and shaved bumpers and mirrors. In fact, almost all the trim save for the door handles has been neatly trimmed, making it look very sleek and clean. It's not perfect, and it's not priced like a trailer queen, but the overall impression is that this is a truck you can drive regularly without worries and still get attention at the local cruise night. All the panels line up well, the doors fit properly, and the bed sports a gorgeous wooden floor that simply glows against the Pewter paint job.
Tan vinyl and cloth duplicates the original look, but the upscale pattern on the seat helps soften the truck's blue-collar image. The dash has been painted to match the body, wood dash appliques add an upscale look, with padded door panels giving this truck a more upscale feel than it had when it was new. The gauges are arguably the most attractive factory dials ever created, and a woodgrained steering wheel on a polished tilt steering column definitely adds a touch of elegance. A powerful AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted into the original opening in the dash and the A/C is fully functional thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. Tinted windows help keep it cool on warmer days and a sliding rear window is great for those days that just aren't warm enough for the A/C.
The rumbling V8 under the hood is a 350 cubic inch Chevy that looks right at home in the C10's cavernous engine bay. Horsepower enhancement is compliments of an aluminum intake, Edelbrock carb, and an HEI ignition to light the fires. Finished in authentic Chevy Orange against satin black inner fenders and a body-colored firewall, it looks pretty correct and runs beautifully. It's not too far removed from stock, so you know it's both reliable and easy to repair, although the long-tube headers and throaty mufflers give it a distinctly high-performance sound. Underneath, it's clean and solid, and you might be surprised to see that even in 1970, the bed floor was still wood. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic, so cruising is effortless and fuel economy is actually decent, while out back there's a rugged 12-bolt hanging on original coil springs. Factory-style Rally wheels with spinners wheels add a lot of eye appeal and spin 255/70/15 radials all around.
Call this one a fun vintage truck that'll have no trouble finding a new home. We sell a lot of these, but not many are this nice. Call today!
Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Cloth Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Vinyl Interior, Heat, Power Locks, Tilt Wheel
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
- Paint Type
- 58 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Vinyl Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months