1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
The Chevrolet C-10 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 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 C, (2-wheel drive), 10, (1/2 ton), pickup from
1971, however this one houses a few secrets of its own. Closely
resembling the original truck but this one has definitely been made
pro touring. All straight panels, a monster power plant and
transmission, a new dash, and several other secrets to be revealed
coming right up.
Excellent straight panels, good gapping, a new scooped hood, a
later model step side bed in the back and extending around to the
rear bumper, one can have access to the bed from all points around
this truck. All this bathed in stunning red with a black stripe on
the hood and black covering the cab top. Perfectly placed rubber
gripping has been put on these steps to secure your footing along
with chrome grab handles running along the top of the bed. In the
front of the truck the grille has been modified and has multiple
horizontal chrome bars running between the headlights. A note to
the bed which has beautiful oak boards with chrome divider strips.
Snazzy chrome 16" wheels are all around and shine over the red on
the corners. All chrome is in very good condition on this restored
Swinging open the door and we see a mixture of red steel and
plastic covering the doors. The steel is the upper and lower of the
door with the plastic panel centrally located and housing the door
release and armrest and a Sheridan pattern to break things up a
little. A wood rimmed 3 spoke steering wheel fronts the red padded
dashboard. The dash is all C10 and has upgraded Bosch white faced
gauges to monitor engine vitals along with an AM/FM/CD player and a
mirror polished glovebox door. Below the dash is a polished
aluminum panel with more gauges, an ignition button and switch
along with power window switches and an engine fan controller.
Modern black vinyl high back bucket seats flank a perfectly fit
console. All of this floats in a sea of red carpeting with a long
tall shifter poking up well within the driver's reach. A black
plastic headliner hangs above and contains an integrated console as
well as speakers for your listening pleasure.
Lifting open the steel scooped hood we are met with an expertly
redone engine bay in red which houses a 502ci V8 Dart Big M engine
making a consignor stated 680hp. This engine is topped with
aluminum cylinder heads, an aluminum intake manifold, a Quickfuel
4bbl carburetor and a twin induction air cleaner assembly. All
engine accessories, including power steering and AC, are either
chrome or polished and everything is clean as a whistle. A 700R4
4-speed automatic transmission is on the back and sends power to a
12-bolt rear axle.
Completely devoid of any rust, we see lots of new black respray.
Frame is very sturdy as are the floorpans. Power disc brakes are up
front, and drums on the rear. We see independent coil springs for
the front suspension and a 3 link with coil springs and a sway bar
for the rear suspension. Ceramic coated headers with electric
cutouts send spent fossils back through Flowmaster mufflers and out
the back of the truck.
With the push of a button the truck roared to life, and I knew it
meant business. I slipped the shifter into drive, and I was off in
a flash. Brutal, lightning fast acceleration, great stopping and
splendid handling that was not even remotely trucklike. I enjoyed
all this from the luxury of an air conditioned cab and even took
the time to open up the exhaust cutouts and wake up my partner in
crime who was napping away on a golf cart.
A bad to the bone pro touring 1971 C-10 that hasn't lost its truck
roots. Meticulously restored with no expense spared on the build
and a late model step side bed makes this a truly unique and
powerful build. A great interior and a bunch of modern creature
comforts, and we have a great one with a ton of secrets!
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
621437-Sequential Unit Number
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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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