RELIABLE 350 MOTOR W/ TH400 COMBO, WOOD BED, READY FOR SHOW OR WORK!
Pickup trucks are red hot right now, and that means that examples like this 1962 Chevy C10 are only going to become more popular. It features simple, solid upgrades and a lot of workmanship to create a hauler that you'll be eager to show or use.
Chevy was hitting on all eight cylinders in 1962, and this gorgeous pickup is a great example of why. Styling was rugged, but nicely detailed, with fluted sides and a simple front end that was a lot more modern than what was on offer just a few years earlier. Of course, the factory never had time to make them look this good, and as usual with a high-visibility color combination, you have to go big or go home. The bright red paint looks awesome on the amazing lines of this pickup, with a finish that still looks but not so good that you'll be afraid to use it like a truck was intended to. There's also a wooden bed with stainless rub strips and loads of patina, which contrasts brilliantly with the vivid two-tone paint and means that you can still use this truck as intended without worries.
The interior has been lightly warmed-over, with a fresh gray fabric seat cover, deep pile carpets in place of the original rubber mat, and neatly contoured door panels that follow the contours of the dash. White paint on the dash and door panels keeps it bright and clean inside, and the twin pods that house the gauges and glove box are an echo to production car design and makes the truck feel less like a tool and more like real transportation. The gauges themselves are simple and kind of neat, stashed behind a single sheet of Plexiglas like they are and aftermarket turn signals were added since they were still optional on trucks in 1962. There's a B&M shifter on the floor that might seem a bit incongruous in this particular truck, with a TH400 3-speed automatic, it seemed like the logical choice.
While a majority of these trucks came with an inline-six, this one now sports a proper 350 cubic inch V8. The engine compartment is simple and nicely done, but not so full of catalog shiny stuff that you're afraid to put it on the road. The orange engine block almost vanishes in the engine bay, leaving the interesting stuff highly visible, including the chrome valve covers. A chrome air cleaner sits on top of a Demon 4-barrel carburetor, but the manifolds are stock so it runs smoothly and quietly. Power brakes with a dual master cylinder have been added for safety and with an alternator upgrade and power steering, there's no reason not to drive this truck every day. A rumbling dual exhaust offers a great sound a dumps just under the rear of the cab, so the soundtrack is pure muscle, and you'll be impressed by how clean it is underneath. Classic chrome wheels with baby moon hubcaps round out the look and wear Coker wide whitewall radials for a classic custom look.
Look for trucks to continue to be strong in the marketplace, and while you're doing that, enjoy this one from behind the wheel. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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