VERY CLEAN '66 C10, PRICED TO SELL QUICK, 350 V8, AUTO, DUALS, RUNS/DRIVES GREAT
Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1966 Chevrolet C10 is any indication, there's a bright future in old haulers. From the bright turquoise paint to the strong running small block under the hood, this cool pickup nails the original look and feel while offering a few choice upgrades. 1966 was the last year for the Fleetside pickups introduced in 1960, which offered lower rooflines and a swept-back cab that offered industry-leading space and comfort.
Finished in bright turquoise, this truck is a movie star. It's pretty close to the truck's original code 503 Light Green finish, but has a much more appealing look that's pure nostalgia. The Fleetside offered dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as brilliant use of trim, and all of it remains 100% intact on this hauler. Other styling details include the wing-like lip at the back of the cab, which probably has no real function but looks really cool. Paint and bodywork are done to a very high standard, and this truck will be right at home both at local shows and the local lumber yard on a Saturday afternoon if you need some light hauling done. These were well-made rugged machines from new, so it shouldn't be surprising to find one this nice today, and very little bodywork seems to have been required to get it ready for paint. All the original trim was restored, from the massive front bumper and delicate egg crate grille to the polished stainless along the sides that is strongly reminiscent of the Impala SS trim from just a few years earlier. But if you need it to work, it's ready, with a bed that's still carrying a natural wood floor but hasn't been so over-restored that you're afraid to touch it.
Trucks were austere machines when they were new, and this one doesn't vary much from the factory formula. The original bench was recovered in parchment vinyl, tying in perfectly with the handsome gold door panels, dash, and headliner. Padded dashes and door panels hadn't yet made it to the truck lines, so they've been finished to the same high standards as the rest of the bodywork and there are even gold seat belts to tie it all together. The original gauges are a very cool setup with a single face that certainly looks restored and remains in good condition. An AM/FM/8-track stereo seems to be the lone concession to modern comfort, but that's a relative term. A black rubber floor mat suggests that this truck is still ready and willing to work and it remains a comfortable place to spend some time.
When the truck was restored a few years ago, a 350 cubic inch V8 was nestled between the front fenders. As a truck, function was chosen over style, and there's no shame in that, so it still wears a stock air cleaner, Chevy Orange paint, and plain valve covers. It runs beautifully, and all the accessories were freshened, including the alternator, brake master cylinder, and the big radiator up front. It starts easily with a great V8 rumble from the dual exhaust system, and with a PowerGlide 2-speed automatic, it's easy to drive. The solid chassis is 100% stock and mostly original, including the suspension and brakes, but they've added a nice-sounding dual exhaust system with a nice V8 purr on the highway. Rolling stock consists of plain-Jane steelies wearing 225/75/15 blackwall radials and dog dish hubcaps.
This is a great truck that can work all day and still clean up nicely for a night out on the town. Call today!
- 8 Track
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Original Warranty Card
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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