1972 Chevy C10 Long Bed Sweepside 1/2 ton Pickup
Numbers Matching Big Block 400ci engine with 3spd Automatic & Factory A/C
This classic truck is a very desirable Chevrolet C10 Long Bed (8ft) 1/2 ton pickup. These trucks known as the Sweepside, are amongst the most popular classic trucks ever built and continue to increase in value. in fact, it is a widely known that no post 1950 Chevy pickup has ever gone down in value
This truck has just undergone a frame-on restoration to its original factory condition. FMC had previously listed this truck in original unrestored condition. We have since decided that this truck had all the right stuff and deserves a full restoration. The project has just been completed and was well worth the extra attention. No modifications have been made to this C10 1/2 ton Long Bed pickup with its original 400ci matching numbers engine.
The Matching Numbers factory 400ci engine (rarely seen 400ci / most were 350ci) and 3speed automatic transmission has been driven less than 56000 miles in its 42 year history. The original mileage of this truck shows in its engine performance. It starts, runs and drives perfectly with NO issues. Tires are like new. Brakes, including front disc are excellent. Acceleration from this 400ci big block engine is powerful and is truly a pleasure to drive. Factory AC blows cold. Other features include power steering, power brakes, front stabilizers, heavy rear springs and more. The original options list is shown in the photos. Factory wheels are still on the truck.
The restoration of this pickup includes extensive work. The exterior has been refinished using two stage base-coat clear-coat GM Turrace Blue & White paint. Some light rust in the usual places such as behind the wheel wells has been completely filled with new metal, no bondo. All chrome is NOS new as well as all trim pieces and emblems. The long bed looks incredible with all new Rhino-Liner from bottom to top.
The interior is immaculate and mostly original. The headliner and door cards are original and have been refinished to like new condition. Interior chrome, trim, steering wheel, center cap and door sills are NOS new. Dash pad and seating are beautiful with no cracks or tares. All gauges are original and all work properly. Glass is factory tinted and clear. A/C blows COLD.
(11/4/14) The interior light needs replacing. An NOS replacement has been ordered and will be installed within the next few days.
This truck can be driven on a daily basis with complete reliability. It is all new in near mint condition. Classic trucks have been on the rise for several years now starting with the early 50s trucks. These C10s are the next wave of pickups to gain notoriety and will surely increase in value as all Chevy trucks in the past have done.. Dont miss the opportunity to own this one!
Pictures prior to this recent restoration are available upon request.