1965 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, from the great state of Texas where everything is
bigger and better, we have a 1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup gracing our
hallowed halls. And it appears to be bigger and better as it was
restored several years ago and it now has a reputation as a strong
runner, has a drop kit installed, disc brakes, A/C, and overdrive.
All my exes live in Texas...
Bathed in red, this truck shows very nicely and sports some white
accenting side trim and a white cab on top. It has the "eyebrow" in
hood turn signals and a shiny egg crate grille with a single
headlight inserted on either side. A nicely preserved bumper is
just below the grille. On the b pillar of the cab is a nice ribbed
piece of stainless covering most of it with a script type Custom
badge in the center. The steel bed sides and tailgate are also
bathed in beautiful red and the bed is like new and lined with
maple and chrome slats between the boards. Black chrome American
Racing 5 spoke wheels are on all 4 corners, and we can see pristine
badging throughout on the exterior.
A swing of the doors and this interior is just begging you to get
in. Red and white vinyl, (red inserts white bolsters and back top
bench), is pristine. A nice tan paint is reserved for the dash and
metal door panels are showing in more of a gold color slightly
darker than the dash. All original instruments are in front of a
wood rimmed newer 3 spoke steering wheel with a bowtie badge in its
center in front of the dash. This interior has A/C and an
aftermarket pioneer AM/FM/CD digital stereo. The headliner is
pressed steel and painted tan and the floors have back
Now showing under the hood is a 400ci V8 topped with a 4-barrel
carburetor. On the back is a 700R4 - speed automatic transmission
and a 12-bolt rear axle. All looking nicely detailed, and clean
with metal hoses and an aluminum radiator with a chromed fan
Nearly perfect underneath with a combination of black and red steel
underpinnings and finished maple from the underside of the bed, you
can spend hours underneath just gazing in amazement. Some upgrades
to the suspension where a suspension drop kit is on and we can see
independent coil spring front suspension and 3 link with coil
springs for the rear. Power disc braking for the upfront and power
drums for the back provide the woah horsey.
Turn the key, hear throaty exhaust, put the truck in gear and go
like the wind. The truck handled very well, and the interior is
ergonomically near perfect for me, or my cohort test driver were
accommodated just fine. Careful on the brakes as the pedal travel
is excessive and when it gets there it is soft. The radio is not
working, the horn is not beeping, and the gas gauge is
A trip back in time with the iconic Chevrolet eyebrow hood, plenty
of upgrades and a nice like new interior. Anytime one hears a frame
off you know you are going to see quality, and this truck does not
disappoint in looks and quality of build. All here and all in 1965
C10 form...That's why I find myself in Texas...
14-1/2 Ton, 115" Wheelbase
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
102288-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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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