HARD-TO-FIND CHEYENNE AT THIS PRICE, 350 V8, AUTO, PWR STEER/BRAKES, FACTORY A/C
Good, clean honest trucks like this 1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne are harder to find than you'd think. Most of them were used as trucks, and those that are still around are either major projects or high-end builds that look far nicer than they did when they were new. But sometimes you find one that's "just right," a truck like this that's ready to work or play and looks great doing it.
Looking at the black paint, this truck neatly balances good looks with practicality. There are a few bumps and bruises and the paint almost has a well-preserved "survivor" look, but if you want one of these rugged haulers, this is about as clean and affordable as they get. And it does have a great look, with a soft shine to the paint and nothing wears basic black better than a Bowtie pickup. It doesn't seem to have many deviations from stock, and while we're guessing it's an older repaint, it has the look of vintage paint, suggesting that it's always been well maintained. It's a real-deal Cheyenne, which means a lot of stainless trim to dress it up, including the rocker trim with woodgrained inserts that are the perfect complement from the '70s. The bed is in good condition because it was repainted with the rest of the truck, and today it shows very few signs of use. But that doesn't mean it's not ready, willing, and able!
Basic black is the right choice for the interior, and this one is definitely well done. The vinyl bench seat is in good condition and firm enough to drive all day without getting grumpy, and the Cheyenne package added some woodgraining to warm things up and a little more detail on the upholstery. Black carpets help make it feel a bit dressed up inside and quiets things down when you're cruising. The gauges and steering wheel are original and showing a bit of age, but we still think this is one of the best-looking instrument panels ever put into a pickup. You also get a smooth shifting automatic transmission, which transforms this truck from able-bodied hauler to genuinely fun to drive. It also has cold factory A/C with an R134a upgrade, as well as an AM/FM radio that looks like it's been there for decades. Just get in and go!
The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8, which provides plenty of power in the relatively lightweight C10, especially a few upgrades. The engine bay is clean but shows signs of having been used as intended, which means that it runs right and doesn't have major issues. There's corporate blue paint on the block, which probably isn't original but like the bodywork, it could pass for it. A correct air cleaner, a recent Quadra-Jet carburetor, HEI ignition, and a nice-sounding dual exhaust system that's pretty recent all mean that this is a truck that's designed to be used. It starts easily and idles well, and the 350 is torquey enough to make driving it fun. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts nicely and there are reasonable gears out back, so it's quick enough for today's traffic but cruises easily at highway speeds. The undercarriage is definitely original, and while there's surface scale everywhere, there's no critical rot and it looks like most of the stuff is original, so no worries about questionable modifications. Handsome Rally-style wheels look great and are fitted with flashy 15-inch BFGoodrich radials.
A handsome truck that's still ready to work yet delivers more fun than expected, all at a very appealing price. And a Cheyenne to boot. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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