Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1966
Chevrolet C10 is any indication, there's a bright future in old
haulers. From the period perfect paint to the strong running small
block under the hood, this cool pickup nails the original look and
feel while offering a few choice upgrades. 1966 was the last year
for the Fleetside pickups introduced in 1960, which offered lower
rooflines and a swept-back cab that offered industry-leading space
Finished in bright turquoise, this truck is a movie star. It's pretty close to the truck's original code 503 Light Green finish, but has a much more appealing look that's pure nostalgia. The Fleetside offered dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as brilliant use of trim, and all of it remains 100% intact on this hauler. Other styling details include the wing-like lip at the back of the cab, which probably has no real function but looks really cool. Paint and bodywork are done to a very high standard, and this truck will be right at home both at local shows and the local lumber yard on a Saturday afternoon if you need some light hauling done. These were well-made rugged machines from new, so it shouldn't be surprising to find one this nice today, and very little bodywork seems to have been required to get it ready for paint. All the original trim is in great shape, including the polished stainless along the sides that is strongly reminiscent of the Impala SS trim from just a few years earlier. White bumpers and grille are traditional and that rear bumper says "Buddy Allen Chev - Terrell Tex" and is surely the original dealer-installed unit. The bed is beautifully refinished, probably too nice to do much hauling, but when it's this pretty, who cares?
Trucks were austere machines when they were new, and this one doesn't vary much from the factory formula. The original bench was recovered in gray vinyl, tying in perfectly with the handsome door panels, dash, and headliner. Padded dashes and door panels hadn't yet made it to the truck lines, so they've been finished to the same high standards as the rest of the bodywork and there are even matching seat belts to tie it all together. The original gauges are the stock setup with a single face and lettering that was refinished in turquoise to match the bodywork, how cool is that? An AM radio still lives in the center of the dash, but it's out of order so an upgrade might be in order there. A black rubber floor mat suggests that this truck is still ready and willing to work yet it remains a comfortable place to spend some time.
When the truck was restored, the original, numbers-matching 283 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt and nestled between the front fenders. As a truck, function was chosen over style, and there's no shame in that, so it still wears a stock air cleaner, correct industrial gray engine paint, and simple valve covers with "High Torque 283" decals. With just 824 miles on the build it runs beautifully, and all the accessories were freshened, including the alternator, brake master cylinder, and the big radiator up front. It starts easily with a modest V8 rumble from the single exhaust system, and with a 3-speed manual transmission, it's easy and fun to drive. The solid chassis is 100% stock and nicely finished, including the suspension and brakes, so it's ready to enjoy. Rolling stock consists of plain-Jane steelies wearing 225/75/15 Yokohama radials and dog dish hubcaps.
This is a great truck that can work all day and still clean up nicely for a night out on the town. Call today!
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