1976 Chevy K10 Cheyenne: An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors' Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups débuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road. The third-generation trucks are colloquially known as the "Square-body" or "Box-body" generation. GM's official "Rounded-Line" moniker highlighted the pickup's rounded styling cues that were incorporated into the design. This included rounded windshield corners, rounded corners of the cab roof, rounded-corner doors which cut high into the cab roof eliminating roof height, slanted front fenders, and rounded pickup box corners which allowed for rounded wraparound taillamps, a first for GM pickups. The design also featured strong distinctive curved shoulderlines which rounded out below the beltline. The curved shoulderline continued across the back tailgate on Chevrolet Fleetside and GMC Wideside models. However, the low slope of the hood and rectangular front end of the truck originated the "square/box-body" nickname, which was propagated through truck magazines and word of mouth.
It's no news that the square-bodied Chevy trucks are rapidly increasing in collectability and value. The 4WD K10 Short Bed we offer here today is by far the nicest '76 on the market and 100% collector-grade! We often use this space to note areas that may need attention or work we performed on a vehicle upon arrival. This beautiful K10 arrived and didn't even need a bath. It drives perfect, looks perfect, and needs nothing! We do plan to install an original air cleaner but this is far from a "need". As you can see from photos or an inspection, this Chevy has been professionally restored from top to bottom. Features and options include; 350 V8(165hp), 4 bbl, Auto, 4x4, Factory A/C, Power Steering & Brakes, Woodgrain Interior Trim, AM/FM/Cassette, Sliding Rear Window, Chrome Bumpers, Spray-in Bedliner, Ceramic Coated Headers, Custom Exhaust, Tinted Glass, Tow Package, Owners Manual, Tire Tools, Full Spare, 15" Factory Wheels, and Thick Pathfinder All Terrain 31x10.5 Tires! The last 3 original restoration K10 short beds sold in 4 days of being online. First to leave a deposit at only $20,900 is the fortunate new owner.