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For Sale: 1965 Chevrolet C10 in Ft Worth, Texas


Vehicle Description

In case you haven't noticed, vintage trucks are red-hot on the market right now, and those with something extra to offer, trucks like this awesome 1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup for instance, are at the very top of the charts. With a powerful 355 V8 motor, gorgeous '60s styling with an aggressive muscle-truck rake, and a striking Sunkist Orange finish atop a luxurious leather-lined interior, it's an old-school workhorse that's been given new life and taught a few new tricks.

With that killer stance and those shiny chrome wheels, this truck is certainly no longer a stocker. So, with that in mind, the builder's decided to swing for the fences with a high-impact color combination: Sunkist Orange offset by a Honda White roof top, grille insert, and tailgate lettering. Very recently finished, it's been expertly applied over laser-straight bodywork that was brought all the way down to the metal and retains all the dramatic creases and details that make these trucks so iconic. From the wrap-around hood treatment to the squared-off tailgate and custom-molded real roll-pan, it's obvious that styling was priority on this build. The finish is borderline show-quality, showing only minor signs of use acquired in the 3,850 miles since the build was completed, and the beautifully rendered chrome bumper up front and accompanying Honda White grille set the tone for the truck's great looks. Most of the original trim was left off the truck, that way all the bright paint could do the talking, and the bed is a work of art with fresh planks and chrome rub strips to really make it glow. Even the weather-stripping around the truck is fresh, further proof that someone invested big to get this truck looking like this and it pays off in a big way in terms of killing squeaks and rattles inside.

As beautiful as the bodywork is, the interior is every bit as nicely done. The original bench is long gone, replaced instead by modern buckets finished in custom black leather upholstery with orange houndstooth inserts, along with plush black carpets lining the floors and fresh Sunkist Orange on the door panels. The original instrument panel is long gone as well, replaced by a billet panel that's now filled with white-faced Equus gauges that keep an eye on the motor ahead. A thick wood-rimmed Grant GT steering wheel anchors the cabin, and it's propped atop a tilt column to give the driver a little extra room behind the wheel. You'll note that the shifter is knew as well, which comes complements of the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission now living in place of the original PowerGlide. A retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo was installed inside the factory slot in the dash, and it powers the upgraded speakers inside the cab that sound great.

Power comes from a modern 355 cubic inch V8, and it fits like it was born under this truck's hood. That shouldn't be a surprise, since this truck likely carried a 283 from new, but the extra cubes make a big difference in performance. The motor has a lot of pop too, with forged TRW 9.5:1 pistons, sealed power moly rings with an .030 overbore, Crower solid lifters, and Comp Cams pushrods highlighting a long list of highlights of the build. An oblong finned air cleaner feeds an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor sitting on top of a matching intake manifold, and the finned valve covers at the flanks are polished up very nicely. An HEI ignition and serpentine belt system provides power and reliability and a big aluminum radiator up front just laughs at heat waves and traffic. Hooker headers feed into a custom 2.5-inch exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers that sound fantastic, and quick look under the truck and you'll see that quite a bit of investment was put into making this truck sit low and ride great, with upgraded sway bars, bushings, and drop spindles throughout. The undercarriage has been dusted with undercoating material, just to keep it protected without hiding any detail, the gas tank was moved under the bed for added safety, and the transmission pan for the fresh 700R4 4-speed automatic from BowTieOverdrives looks great and spins a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end. Power steering working with the updated suspension makes it drive easy, while the upgraded power front disc brake conversion kit ensures the truck stops on a dime. The look is completed by a set of flashy 20-inch chrome wheels wearing 275/45/20 performance radials with plenty of grip.

You absolutely could not duplicate this truck for the asking price, and you won't find a cooler hauler for less cash anywhere. Vintage trucks just don't get much nicer. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1438916
  • Price:$34,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:C10
  • Exterior Color:Sunkist Orange
  • Interior Color:Black Houndstooth
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:3850
  • Stock Number:4501-DFW
  • VIN:C1445S180889