In case you haven't noticed, vintage trucks are red-hot right now,
and those with something extra to offer, trucks like this awesome
1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup for instance, are at the very top of the
charts. With a small block V8, gorgeous '60s styling, and
traditional colors, it's a workhorse that has learned to dance.
The shiny aluminum wheels and stance give it away, of course, but the handsome burgundy paint job is definitely period correct. It has been applied over some very nicely done bodywork that's laser-straight and retains all the dramatic creases and details that make these trucks so iconic. From the wrap-around hood treatment to the simple squared-off tailgate, this is one of the first trucks to make style a priority. Of course, custom details are what set this particular truck apart, including the shiny chrome bed rails, the beautifully rendered chrome bumper up front, and the shiny stainless trim along the side. All the original trim remains and has been expertly restored to better-than-new condition, and the bed is a work of art with fresh planks to really make it glow. Even the weather-stripping is fresh, suggesting that someone invested big to get this truck looking like this and it pays off in a big way in terms of killing squeaks and rattles inside. A beefy diamond plate rear bumper finishes the period-perfect look that's custom without being radical.
As beautiful as the bodywork is, the interior is every bit as nicely done. The original bench is finished in custom gray cloth upholstery, with black carpets and painted on the door panels. The original instrument panel still has that cool flat pane of glass with all the needles stashed behind it, a custom look that was delivered by the factory. The steering wheel is colored to match the bodywork and this truck was one of the last vehicles to use a traditional horn ring. You'll note that the shift quadrant now shows D-2-1, which comes complements of the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission now living in place of the original PowerGlide. An AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted in the original radio's location and there's an auxiliary temperature gauge living under the dash, which is really the only part that doesn't look like it was born there.
Power comes from a 350 cubic inch V8, and it fits like it was born under this truck's hood. That souldn't be a surprise, since this truck likely carried a 283 from new, but the extra 67 cubes make a big difference in performance. A small chrome air cleaner feeds an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor sitting on top of a matching intake manifold. An HEI ignition system provides power and reliability and a big radiator up front just laughs at heat waves and traffic. There's a bit of chrome dress up to go with the Chevy Orange paint, and the satin black inner fenders, firewall, and hood provide a great backdrop for the neatly-dressed small block. The undercarriage has been dusted with undercoating material, just to keep it protected without hiding any detail, and a throaty dual exhaust system gives it just the right sound. Power steering makes it easy to drive and there are new shocks all around that make this old truck feel a lot younger than it is. The look is completed by a set of aluminum Centerline Convo-Pro wheels wearing 275/60/15 performance radials.
You absolutely could not duplicate this truck for the asking price, and you won't find a cooler hauler for less cash anywhere. Affordable trucks just don't get much nicer. Call today!