SUPERCLEAN C10, 350 V8, AUTO/SHIFT KIT, DUALS, LOWERED 2", PS, PWR FRNT DISCS!!
Here at Streetside Classics, we're lucky enough to find the nicest old trucks in the south, and this 1972 Chevrolet C10 is no exception. Coming from a warm, dry climate, you know it's clean, and a strong-running 350, lowered stance, and gorgeous bright blue paint make it just a little nicer than your average pickup.
We're seeing more and more of these trucks getting complete makeovers, and someone obviously spend a good chunk of change getting this one into shape. Fortunately, this truck needed very little surgery to look this good, and while the paint is a few years old, it still has a deep shine that looks just right on the vintage pickup. They did things right and it's obvious that most of the trim was removed for the respray, polished up, and reinstalled to add to its well-dressed look. The short bed and regular cab are arguably the best combination for appearance reasons, and it gives the truck relatively compact dimensions so it's easy to handle around town and still carries everything you can throw at it from the lumber yard. And speaking of hauling, the bed is remarkably well preserved, with very little evidence of having been a work truck in its past, and it's been treated to a spray-in bedliner for durability, so don't be afraid to put it to work now and then.
The interior is basic, as you'd expect, but there are a few upgrades that make it fun to drive. The bench seat carries a dark blue vinyl seat cover that might just be original, although it's in pretty darned nice shape if that's the case. The dash and door panels are in excellent condition, offering body-colored details to make it all work together, and the factory instrument panel includes speed and fuel level, with a pair of aftermarket temperature and oil pressure gauges under the center of the dash. The original radio is long gone, replaced by a powerful AM/FM/cassette stereo that's a vast improvement over the factory AM unit, and it powers speakers in the custom kick panels. The steering wheel has an old-school performance look that's period-correct for something coming out of 1972, but has a deep dish and a fat rim, so it feels great in your hands. Recent black carpets help control noise and heat and give the blue-collar pickup a slightly upscale feel.
The engine is a mildly cam'd 350 cubic inch V8, rebuilt and ready for another 40 years of reliable service. The monochromatic engine bay looks tidy and offers upgrades like an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor, a new power brake booster, and a big alternator, and there are electric fans on the radiator to keep things cool. Long tube headers dump into a custom-built dual exhaust system that gives it a suitably aggressive bark. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission equipped with a shift kit, power steering, and power brakes all make this a truck you can drive every day if that's your thing. The suspension features 2-inch lowering springs all around to give it that sleek stance without an abusive ride, and new shocks all around certainly help. Polished aluminum wheels (8" wide up front, 10" wide in the rear) always look great, especially when surrounded by beefy 15-inch blackwall radials that complement the stance perfectly.
If you're looking for a handsome, clean old truck that runs well and offers plenty of style, you've just found it. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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