3 OWNER TEXAS TRUCK, INLINE 6, A/C, VERY NICE PICKUP THATS READY TO DRIVE
With just three owners from new, this 1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup is a wonderful example of a nicely maintained old truck with just a few smart upgrades to keep it usable today. It's still got its original six-cylinder engine, original wood bed, and an interesting gold interior that's a refreshing change from basic black.
It looks like this truck has had just one repaint in its fifty years of life, and the workmanship was careful to keep it looking authentic. It's not too shiny, not too perfect, but it does look right on the vintage sheetmetal. Note that this is an unusual stepside with a long bed, giving it those wonderfully curved rear fenders but a bed big enough to carry just about anything home. It still has that honest, hard-working look that only ancient tools like this can earn, but you can also show up at the local cruise night in it and more than a few folks will give it an approving nod. 1964 Chevy trucks also got that neat flying buttress trim on the cab, and those shiny chrome bumpers, C10 emblemsand simple egg-crate grille are brand new, so it sparkles where it matters. And as I mentioned, the wood in the bed is original and while we're used to seeing beautifully stained and varnished timbers, this is closer to how it looked from the factory when it was new.
The original interior was removed and every square inch of the cab's inner sheetmetal surfaces was covered in DynaMat to help control noise and heat. Once that was done, a new gold interior was installed, and it's nice that they kept the unusual original color rather that anonymizing the truck with black or something dull like that. The difference all that sound-deadening material makes is astounding, with the inside of this 50-year-old truck as quiet as some of today's pickups. An under-dash Vintage Air A/C unit was installed at some point using period components under the hood and R12 refrigerant, so you can chill it like a meat locker in the compact cab. Thick, durable floor coverings also help with noise and heat, as well as giving the interior a more luxurious feel than the basic rubber mat that it would have worn originally. Gauges look great behind that single lens, which has very sharp lettering, and there's a newer AM/FM stereo radio in the dash.
As a 3-owner truck that's spent its life as personal transport, the 230 cubic inch inline-six was more than adequate for the job. It's still there, nicely detailed and looking almost factory fresh. Chevy used light blue on truck engines, and while most of the visible stuff is either A/C-related or part of the big air cleaner, it has a very crisp, well-detailed look overall. When the engine was rebuilt, hardened valve seats were added to the heads, so it's happy on modern unleaded fuels and there's a fresh radiator up front to cope with the added heat of the A/C system. The front suspension was also rebuilt, but the rest of the undercarriage shows you that three careful owners and a lifetime in Texas tends to keep things nice and clean. A newer single exhaust system gives it the right 6-cylinder grumble and it carries 235/75/15 whitewall radials on matching steel wheels with new hubcaps.
Honest trucks like this are growing in popularity and with a great history behind it, it's easy to see why this one was so beloved for two generations. Call today!
- iPod Compatible
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Numbers Matching
- Build Receipts
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
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