BELIEVED ORIG DRVTRN, A+ PAINT, 355, AUTO, A/C, PWR STEERING & BRAKES, NICE!!!!
If you've been on our site before you know we sell a ton of 60's and 70's Chevy trucks. They're great looking whether 100% stock, fully customized or anywhere in between. Seldom, though, do we get one that's as clean, and an original 22,000 mileage truck, as this 1970 C10, and we certainly don't get many black ones! This stunner looks amazing in and out, with a rumble from the motor that can't be missed. Read on!
Trucks are boxy, and that means there are lots of straight, flat panels to prevent sane individuals from wanting to paint them black and committing Hari Kari halfway through the project. Fortunately, the madman who prepped this truck was immune to such thoughts of self-preservation, and the results have to be seen to be believed. Check out the video link and watch the camera pan around-this thing is super straight! The panel gaps are much tighter than Chevy bothered to make them, too. Woodgrained paneling works beautifully here to add another visual texture to the sides and tailgate. All of the aluminum and stainless trim was either carefully restored or replaced with new, as were the lights and lenses. All this, and it's the highly desirable short bed version. This truck is proof positive that bone stock can look ultra-cool.
Inside, you're greeted by a relatively luxurious cabin thanks to the Custom trim package. This generation of Chevys really turned the corner from flat out farm vehicles to acceptable daily transportation, but such luxuries as "carpeting" was far from common. The Custom level fixed that while also bringing along nicer looking door panels and seat covers. Gauges similar to what you'd find in the Camaro or Chevelle dominate your view, and these are surrounded by a new bezel. A factory appearing radio is in the center, just above the controls for the extremely rare factory air conditioning. All of the soft trim is new, and there's a fresh look to everything else.
Under the hood is a ubiquitous, and believed original 350 V8, bored to 355 cubes and fitted with a mild cam. Presentation is spot on from the new power brake booster to the fresh orange paint on the engine to the restored A/C components. An original four-barrel carb is underneath the original air cleaner (with a flipped lid as a nod to hot rodders,) new tune up parts are in their places, and even factory style heat shields are where they should be. The paint finishes are as well done here as they are on the body. The front suspension was gone through, as were the front disc brakes. The rear suspension was groundbreaking for the time, using coil springs and long control arms instead of leaf springs. The ride quality with this setup was far and away the best in class, and the design and geometry were so good that the same basic design is still in use under modern NASCAR Sprint Cup cars. The floors and bed are in good condition, as is the frame. Dual exhaust pipes lead back to Chevelle exhaust tips below the rear bumper, which emit a nice low rumble in keeping with the truck's appearance. 15X8 truck Rally wheels wear big 255/70/15 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires for a great look and a nice ride.
If you're going to own a truck, it ought to have a great look, style, power and comfort. Documentation helps, too, and this Chevy comes with its original Protect-O-Plate. Give us a call and land this black hauler home today!
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- 355 V8
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- Center Console