Prior to the middle 1960’s, pickups were generally seen as utilitarian vehicles. Often regarded as just another piece of farm equipment, most were vehicles with minimal options designed more to work the land with little regard for style and comfort. That began to change when General Motors introduced their line of 1967 Chevrolet and GMC trucks. To be certain, most pickups were still used as farm vehicles but slowly the list of available options on these trucks grew to include modern convenience options such as power steering, power disc brakes, automatic transmissions and air conditioning.
Fast forward some 50 years and many trucks are reaching high-end luxury vehicle levels in terms of comfort and appointments with price tags to match. The truck market for both new and vintage era vehicles has never been stronger. One of the most popular trucks to restore today is the 1968 to 1972 Chevrolet half-ton and you can find examples of these at most local and regional car shows.
This beautiful 1971 Chevrolet half-ton checks off just about all the boxes today’s discerning buyer might want. The super-straight body bearing black paint is stunning, and the red paint and vinyl upholstery (including headliner) on the interior is certainly an eye-catching contrast to the body color. Outfitted as a Cheyenne package, options include a CST gauge cluster with tachometer, power steering, power brakes (front disc) and rare tilt steering wheel. While many stepside beds have been modified to use a steel floor, this truck has the correct wood floor and presents in exceptional condition. Unlike many trucks from this era, this vehicle has an uncut frame and was an original short wheelbase chassis.
A later-model Chevrolet small block fills the engine compartment, with the old-school technology of a four-barrel carb feeding fuel to the engine. True dual exhaust sends spent gasses and fumes from the healthy engine, with power transmitted to the rear wheels through a GM Turbo 350 and a floor-shifted period-correct transfer case. A modern serpentine belt set-up drives important components on the front of the engine, including the air conditioning compressor!
The truck sits on 17-inch six lug American Racing wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich All Terrain tires that have a lot of tread life left. It appears that most of the suspension components were replaced during the restoration process. This truck was acquired by the present owner in 2020 as part of a trade with another collector and presents in essentially the same condition as received. It has been stored since in a humidity-controlled environment.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this exceptional example of a highly-collectible truck for $56,900 USD. Financing may be available to qualified parties through JJ Best Banc. Financing information and an application can be found under the “Financing” tab on our website, www.evergreendigitalshowroom.com. We will gladly help facilitate shipping at buyer’s expense or work with the buyer’s shipping company. For additional information or to make an offer on this vehicle, call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
Because of the number of vehicles we represent we cannot drive every vehicle for long distances. These vehicles have been part of static displays for long periods of time, in some cases for decades, and are subject to the flaws and imperfections consistent with that. While we do our best to disclose all issues we known about a vehicle in our advertising, these are old cars and something that has always worked in the past might not function properly today. Please check the requirements of your state regarding the licensing and registration of classic vehicles and make sure the vehicle you are looking at meets those if applicable. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom possess a clean (non-branded) title which will be provided the new buyer when purchase funds clear our financial institution. Virtually all our vehicles are sold as mileage exempt due to their age. We do not warranty any vehicle, nor any part of the vehicle including air conditioning systems, brake systems, electrical systems and gauges, fuel systems, accessories or powertrain components.
These are old vehicles and it is very common for them to require certain maintenance and upkeep for them to be operational. In many cases issues with leaks may develop when being driven after a long period of not being used. This is common, as classic cars at some point will leak fluids. For this reason, we do not encourage buyers to attempt driving their purchase home as we cannot guarantee functional reliability of these vehicles. We strongly encourage prospective buyers to be sure they are comfortable with these issues before purchasing a classic car.
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