1964 Chevrolet K20 Pickup
Chevrolet abandoned 1950s styling in a big way in 1960, when it
introduced the C/K series pickup trucks. The 1960 to 1965 models
were leaner, more sculpted, roomier and offered more power than the
previous generation. The C/K series styling was so popular that the
basic design remained through the end of its production run in
1997. By 1963, one out of every three pickups were a Chevy. In 1963
alone, 483,119 Chevy trucks left the factory.
For consignment, a frame off restored K20 4x4 long bed pickup. This
truck is truly all right when it comes to straight steel, lightly
tinted windows, and a neat-o bed. Not to mention the surprise under
the hood, (think 454 cubes of Chevrolet big block power), and your
grandmother's couch for a seat inside. These trucks are still
wildly popular especially ones in this condition, so if interested
or you just want to be fascinated...read on!
Uber straight all steel panels which nearly perfectly mind their
gaps and alignment, are all bathed and spit shined with deep
sapphire blue 2 stage paint. You need to look very closely at the
paint, as it is a really good job, and the viewer could nearly be
tempted to dive in it is that deep under good lighting. Chrome is
excellent, badging all correct and the cab windows have been
tinted. A beautiful oak with a nice warm tint lines the pristine
bed, along with the mounting stretchers that are polished
stainless, and the Rhino-Liner type sprayed on coating on the sides
and bulkhead. Rounding out the bed is a shaved handle tailgate that
presents just as flawlessly as the rest of the truck. It looks
perfect with the deep blue paint, lifted height, ultra shiny
stainless, and tinted glass so much so, I wanted to get in and just
ride in the bed...and I did for our test drive! The corners are
topped off with deep dish polished Eagle 18" rims and Nitto
Grappler 33x12.50-18LT aggressively treaded rubber.
Straying far away from the utilitarian appearance that this truck
was born with, the door panels are in fact not panels at all. Body
matching sapphire blue provides the framework for the artistically
done silver and gray painted steel insert. Door handles and cranks
as well as a small armrest, float in this sea of high gloss metal
and noted are wing windows and all rubber seals are near perfect
and new. Looking inside more blue abounds with the dash sprayed in
this exterior matching color. An original design has been retained
but in front of the driver Dolphin gauges have been inserted into a
polished and ribbed bezel. Heater slides are in the center along
with a modern AM/FM stereo and below hangs an aftermarket A/C vent
and an auxiliary water temperature gauge atop of that column is a
thickly padded rally steering wheel with height adjustment.
Fronting the dash is velour broadcloth tuck and roll bench seat in
gray. Nicely preserved gray carpet floods the floors and a stitched
gray vinyl headliner is above.
Ok I'll reveal the surprise with the pop of the large
hood...drumroll please...a 454 cubic inch Chevrolet complete with a
Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and chrome air cleaner assembly stares
you down. With its gorgeous black block and intake, and the
polished aluminum valve covers you will be able to look a good long
time. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission has been strapped to
the back of the mill and throws power forward and back to Dana 60
axles. Twin cooling fans have been added to keep the temps in check
and an aluminum radiator is on for the assist.
With leaf spring suspension front and rear this truck will carry
you down the road and over top of any obstacle. As expected, I
would dare you to find any rust, just clean oak flooring and black
structural steel all buttoned up and just right baby bear. Power
disc brakes are on all 4 corners and a shiny stainless steel
exhaust system crawls to the back of the truck being fed from like
As noted, I was in the back for the test, and our test driver took
it easy on me for fear of him having to write these descriptions
himself! The truck fired right up with a melodious sound and drove
extremely smoothly for riding in the bed of it. The test driver
noted that it steered very smoothly and had a nice comfortable ride
in the cab. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I was happy
upon our return to be unmarred cargo. I guess I'll be called upon
to write the next one!
Just a beautiful job on this restoration with tasteful color, some
chrome bling added, a gorgeous bed, and a hot engine, not to
mention the couch bench seat, and we are in K20 4x4 heaven. Don't
miss this one even if you are only half interested as it will get
picked quickly because it is ripe and righteous.
3-Cab & Chassis
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
125766-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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