71685 ACTUAL MILES, ONE RESPRAY, INTERIOR REFRESH, 305 V8, AUTO, PS/PB/PW/PL/AC
This solid 1985 Chevy C10 pickup is ready to work or play, thanks to a small block V8, a ton of options, and a recently applied bedliner with tonneau. Don't discount these trucks if you're looking for a great work machine, and what could be more practical as a hobbyist's toy than something that can haul the heavy stuff home on weekends?
Simple colors always work best on pickup trucks, perhaps due to their ability to perform the dual roles of workhorse and advertising venue. Whatever this truck's history may have been, it remains very straight and clean, with no signs of rust thanks to spending its entire life in the warm, dry southern US. The paint is about a year old and looks pretty much the way it would have in 1985, nice but not perfect. The panels are straight, fit and finish is quite good, and none of the usual scrapes and bruises are visible anywhere, which all suggest that someone spent the time to get it right before putting it back on the road. The short bed combined with a regular cab is sporty and maneuverable compared to its larger siblings, but the six foot bed with its freshly sprayed bedliner can haul anything you can throw at it and the tonneau cover seals it up and keeps your gear hidden. It also offers a heavy-duty diamond-plate rear bumper, bright stainless trim, and oversized side mirrors so towing a trailer is a drama-free event.
There's bright tan vinyl interior inside that's a nice combination of new and old equipment. The bench seat looks to be wearing original upholstery, while things like the carpets and dash pad are recent. Getting comfortable is easy, thanks to this truck's extensive options list, which includes power windows and locks, cold factory A/C, cruise control, and a tilt column, which are all fully functional. An aftermarket center arm rest offers some storage and a pair of cup holders and a leather wrap on the wheel makes it easy to grab when you're working. Original gauges keep an eye on the engine's vitals and the recent AM/FM/CD stereo in the center of the dash provides plenty of entertainment. Nothing extravagant, just a comfortable, simple place to spend some time.
History's most reliable and versatile engine lives under the hood, a 305 cubic inch Chevy that's remarkably stock. The engine bay remains clean and well-maintained, with plenty of evidence of proper maintenance, suggesting that someone cared about keeping it in top shape. There's a factory carburetor under the air cleaner and even the original jack assembly is still strapped to the inner fender. Cast iron exhaust manifolds feed a custom 2-1-2 exhaust system with a Flowmaster muffler, so it has a high-performance voice and the A/C has been converted to R134a refrigerant to make it easy to maintain. Underneath, there's a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission which gives it quick reflexes with great user-friendliness. The underside is original but incredibly clean, more proof of a good life in a warm climate. OEM Rally wheels look sporty and wear 235/75/15 Michelin radials.
This is a super nice truck that needs nothing except a mission. Whether that's work or play is up to you. Call today!
- Power Windows
- Power Steering
- Power Locks
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Cruise Control
- Vinyl Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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