We probably sell more of these Chevy pickups than anyone else, but
the truth is, they pretty much sell themselves. They offer great
looks, lots of performance, and plenty of practicality, making them
great hobby vehicles that are easy to love. This 1971 Chevrolet
C10, for example, is done just right, with bright blue paint, a
smooth-running small block V8, and a handsome, comfortable interior
that's a great place to spend your free time.
The short bed/regular cab setup gives this C10 a bit of a muscle car look. The styling is a flat-out home run, deceptively simple but timeless and rugged. Cheyenne trim down the length of the body and at the tailgate provides a period-look, and painting it bright blue certainly helps too, drawing your attention to the flared fenders and distinctive character lines that run from nose to tail. Fit and finish are decent, about what you'd expect from a vehicle designed to work for a living, and they didn't seem to feel the need to add the usual stuff to give it a unique look. No, this is just a simple, honest hauler that's ready to go to next week's cruise-in. A few chrome bits remain, including the stainless trim along the rockers and outlining the tailgate (dig the woodgrained inserts!), and the bumpers have a bright chrome finish that's quite attractive. There's also a spray-in bedliner that looks great and suggests that this truck still works as a truck.
The interior keeps things pretty stock, but the attractive cloth buckets are a far more comfortable way to travel than the original sticky vinyl. It's actually quite stock inside and the factory bucket set setup offers a sporty feeling that's missing in the standard bench seat trucks. The console is useful, too! Original gauges still look good with only moderate signs of age and the entire dash was painted to match the bodywork, and as this is a factory A/C truck, vents are present, awaiting the rest of the system should you want to go back to stock comfort, or upgrade to modern freon. Black carpets on the floors are protected by heavy-duty Chevrolet floor mats and the matching black door panels are nicely fitted. For cruising tunes, the truck offers a great-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers stashed throughout the cab.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 (period-correct suffix code TBA) that provides plenty of muscle to move the relatively lightweight pickup. It sure looks right with Chevy Orange paint and a minimum of aftermarket parts, which seem to be limited to a Holley carb and HEI ignition. It's very tidy under the hood, suggesting recent work and good attention to detail, as many of the components show correct colors and finishes. It starts easily and idles with a decent rumble from the twin glasspack-style mufflers out back, and it'll zoom around town with enough punch to put a grin on your face. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic feeding a 12-bolt rear end, which hangs on those long control arms and nice-riding springs. Factory power steering makes driving a breeze, aided with the stopping reliability of front disc brakes. Polished 5-spoke wheels and fat 255/70/15 radials give it an athletic look that suits this pickup just fine.
Not a perfect truck, but ideal for having fun on sunny days and making your trip to Home Depot a lot more enjoyable. We sell a lot of these, but there's no secret to why: they're simply great trucks. Call today!
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