1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
The Chevrolet C10 designation can be confusing at times, with the
C-10, C-20, C-30, and then the line of K designations to throw in
as well. The difference being between C & K is C is 2-wheel drive,
and K is 4-wheel drive. The numerical designation denotes weight
maximum. 10 is 1/2 ton, 20 is 3/4 ton, and 30 is 1 ton.
For consignment a C10 (1/2 ton) step side long bed pickup truck,
with some liberties taken in the form of straying from the
With its front bumper shaved, and virtually all trim removed save
for the grille and mirrors and door handles this truck assumes a
cleaner look. A cowl induction hood has been added and rear bumper
in chrome and in good condition has been retained. Otherwise we see
nice red paint draping the exterior. Taillights have morphed into
small vertical odalisque spears and keep up the clean line while
flanking the tailgate. Lowering it reveals some work in the form of
a new bed floor in nice white oak hardwood held together by chromed
straps. If it ever carried anything since the restoration, it was
definitely covered to do so as it presents immaculate. Dynamax side
exhaust with headers can be seen exiting out the sides and 6 spoke
Vision Legend Series wheels in shiny chrome finish are on all 4
corners of this truck.
A hint of beige in vinyl tuck and roll material covers the bench
seat that stretches from door to door. Speaking of which are also
covered in horizontal ribbed light beige vinyl and sport an
exterior matching red top rail. The red metal continues to the
dash, where an odd white painted metal panel houses the original
instrument cluster, that has a water and a volt gauge added within.
The original steering wheel fronts this cluster and has the shifter
on the tree. Black carpet in very nice condition covers the simple
floors, and red sprayed metal is the headliner, if you will.
A tastefully blinged 350ci crate engine is shoehorned into a
beautifully restored engine bay. It is topped with a 4-barrel
Holley carburetor and is backed by a 3-speed manual Saginaw
transmission. A 12-bolt brings up the rear and puts power out to
the Bridgestone Dueler rubber.
One has to love the extra effort these restorers put in when they
take the frame off of the truck, then do the restoration.
Absolutely clean and rust-free underneath. with independent coil
springs up front and coil springs on the back. Drum brakes are all
around as well.
Upon startup you are met with a snarl in the form of that 350
lighting and with a consigner stated 330hp. Taking it through the
paces we quickly realized this truck is no fooling around, and with
those Dueler tires, it has good cornering. Great acceleration, and
an overall smooth runner and shifter. Oh, we dared not put anything
in the bed!
An obvious labor of love in the restoration of this truck, with its
great paint, and sexy un-marred utilitarian interior, it can give
you a kick in the seat of your pants to boot. Just like a valentine
in red, stop by and see if you will fall in love like we did. 1968
like it was yesterday, and possibly a budding romance.
4-Pick Up With Cab & Bed
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
103736-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.