Desirable 1967 C10 stepside. Well-maintained mostly original truck with 70,000 original miles. First owner kept it for more than 50 years. Solid sheetmetal, good cab floors and corners, no rot. 250 six runs great! Clean truck for fun or the foundation of a great build!
Hunter Green always looks right on vintage pickups, giving them a purposeful but elegant look. The regular cab/stepside bed look is the one everyone wants simply because it has great proportions and those rounded rear fenders look muscular. The sheetmetal is arrow-straight and has never been bent in an accident or patched up after-the-fact, and the respray a few years ago shows that off to great effect. There’s a nice gloss to the paint, not too perfect, and it looks right on the vintage bodywork. The 1967 C10 is noteworthy because of its sloping hood line and lack of side marker lights, both of which make it the most highly-sought for today’s collectors. More recently, all the chrome on the front end was replaced, giving it a crisp, well-dressed look that’s appropriate. If you want a clean Action Line pickup, this is a very good place to start.
The turquoise interior is entirely original, no question about it. Door panels, seat cover, and the heavy-duty rubber floor mat surely all date from 1967. Knowing that, they’re in great condition and there are no real needs inside if you like the bare-bones vibe. It’s actually kind of refreshing to see a vehicle with exactly zero options: heater and defroster, basic gauges, and, well, that’s it. On the other hand, the whirring 6-cylinder engine makes such wonderful sounds that you may not miss a radio. The steering is light and easy to manage, so power steering isn’t really a must-have. And with clever ventilation, these trucks remain comfortable on warm days even without A/C. On the upside, everything works: lights, signals, horn, wipers, so the truck is 100% ready to enjoy and it asks for very little; maybe wipe it off now and then but otherwise just go out and drive. It’s already got all the battle scars its ever going to get, so why not own a truck that can earn its keep around the homestead?
The engine is a 250 cubic inch inline-6 and it runs beautifully. Add a little choke and it fires right up and settles into a smooth 6-cylinder idle. There’s plenty of torque on tap to make it feel energetic around town and if you row the gears correctly, you’ll never feel like you are lacking in the horsepower department. It’s dressed in Chevy Orange paint and still retains its original air cleaner, downdraft carburetor, and other accessories. There’s plenty of evidence of recent maintenance, including a fresh tune up with plugs, wires, cap rotor, and all the usual stuff. We really like the way this engine feels on the road, which is quite different than a V8, and to be honest, we’re not really finding ourselves wishing for more in this particular truck. That’s what being an honest original will get you.
Underneath it’s grungy, no question about that. But look past all the surface scale and dirt and you’ll see that the floors are solid, the cab has no rot issues, and the hardware is well-maintained and fully functional. This truck rides surprisingly well thanks to Chevy’s new rear suspension, which uses long control arms and coil springs to really smooth things out. The 3-speed manual shifts nicely and clutch take-up is smooth, and with 3.73 gears in back, it feels punchy around town and still whisks down the highway at modern speeds. It’s so untouched that it even looks like it’s still wearing its original spiral shocks! The brakes have been recently rebuilt, including master cylinder and lines, so they feel strong and confident. The original wheels were recently refinished in basic black and carry factory “dog dish” hubcaps and 235/70/15 BFGoodrich radial tires.
There’s something to be said of a truck that asks for very little when it’s doing its job. You can still use this one for hauling and that would make any job fun. It’s certainly eye-catching and the unfiltered driving experience is really refreshing. Or perhaps you’re a visionary and see this clean pickup as the foundation of a spectacular fresh build—not having any expensive body work can save you a TON of money in the long run. So take a closer look and see how this C10 might talk to you and fit into your way of enjoying old vehicles. Call today!
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