This 1971 Chevrolet K10 4x4 has an instant attraction. There was a
proper restoration within the last few years to make sure
everything feels fresh, right down to the suspension components.
And the small block has been properly built to deliver healthy
power. But the two-tone style and beautifully vintage interior
remind you that this clean and capable truck still loves being a
The two-tone red and white is a color theme that's as all-American
as a Coca-Cola bottle. The restoration is only a few years old, so
there's a glossy finish with a superior radiance that tells you the
application is quite modern. Plus, the mirror-like chrome bumpers,
bed rails, and rally wheels give this the kind of brightness we all
love on any classic American. Plus, the Cheyenne level trim package
means classic details like the wood veneer running the full length
of the sides and on the tailgate insert. Everything from the
straight body lines to good weather-stripping show there was a
comprehensive investment around this truck. But as clean as it
looks in the details, this one is still a useful pickup. The lifted
suspension makes this a more versatile 4x4, and the long bed makes
this ready to carry more. We bet you'll find this K10 too nice for
most mud holes, but adding a trailer hitch or bedliner may make
your weekends a bit more fun after you take this one to the car
The exterior red returns inside on the metal pieces of the door
panels, dash, roof, etc. But now black is the main color. Just like
the exterior, you have a classic look, but a far fresher feel
thanks to a proper investment. The premium Cheyenne trim and
attention to detail mean this has a terrific vintage look that
includes the Western-style texture on the bench seat and door
panels. And there are great details like the texture of the
dual-spoke steering wheel and the Delco AM radio that's still there
for a display. And because this classic likes to remain handy,
there are even nice details, like the tach in the factory gauge
The engine bay has the tidy look of a proper investment. The smooth
inner fenders and plenty of polished components mean you'll be
proud to show it off. At the heart of this is Chevy's sturdy 350
cubic-inch V8. It has been upgraded with an Edelbrock trio that
includes the air grabber, four-barrel carburetor, and intake.
There's also a set of long tube headers that allow this to exhale
with added power and rumble from the H-pipe dual exhaust. The Rough
Country lift and BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires work with the
two-speed 4x4 transfer case to make this quite capable. But what's
really impressive is that the fresher suspension components work
with the power steering, three-speed automatic transmission, power
brakes, and front discs to make this feel like quite a solid
machine on the streets.
This Chevy's VIN on the cab does decode to a C10 because the
restoration meant assembling the right solid pieces for a
well-presented pickup like this. But as you can see, it has the
substance and the prowess where it has a true K10 attitude. So this
is the classic 4x4 that will turn heads no matter if you're
downtown or on a country road. Its investments give it an
all-around appeal that you'll want to get your hands on right now.
1971 Chevrolet K-10
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
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