Wow, this 1972 Chevrolet C10 is a nice truck! Everyone knows the
C10 was one of Chevy's best designs, and the only thing you can do
to make it better is finish the bodywork to a very high standard,
give it a sparkling paint job, and stuff it with 402 cubic inches
of big block muscle.
This is the kind of truck that makes folks do a double-take when they first see it, because aside from the glowing orange paint, it looks pretty stock. Then you get a little closer and see just how well-finished the bodywork is, how tight the gaps are, and how smooth it all looks. The basic shape is unchanged and most of the trim is still in place, albeit either brand new or fully restored, but this truck still looks like something special. Maybe it's the screaming orange paint, which looks fantastic on the Chevy's chiseled cab and rounded stepside bed. Or maybe it's the cool stance and oversized rolling stock. Or how about that simple tailgate with CHEVROLET embossed on its surface? Or perhaps it's a combination of everything, which only proves that this is a well-conceived, brilliantly executed truck that looks like a million bucks. Regardless, there's a lot of well-executed work here and it looks great from any angle, from the crisply rendered grille up front to the sparkling chrome bumpers. Oh, and the bed remains fully functional thanks to a heavy-duty drop-in bedliner.
This one got a full interior makeover as well, and it sports a set of rare bucket seats wrapped in black and orange houndstooth fabric. You'd think the orange and black theme would be overwhelming, but the combination works rather well here, with a painted dashboard and doors offset by a black dash pad and door panels. The original gauges are in good condition and include a rather rare factory tach, which certainly adds to the truck's racy feel. A/C and a tilt column are another step away from its working-class origins, and that 4-spoke steering wheel adds to the muscle car feel. A new AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been neatly grafted into the original dashboard, and feeds speakers stashed throughout the cab. The bucket seats also mean there's a center console between the seats, and everything is carpeted to control noise and heat.
Another great thing about trucks is that they can handle just about any powerplant you'd care to use. In the case of this bright orange hauler, it's a 402 cubic inch big block, which nestles between the satin black inner fenders like it was born there. It's fed by an Edelbrock 4-barrel but wears OEM painted valve covers that bring a factory look to the engine bay. The decals say 375 horsepower, and in fact, the whole thing looks pretty OEM and everything works as it should. Factory exhaust manifolds bolster the already fat torque curve, and feed a great-sounding stainless dual exhaust system fitted with Magnaflow mufflers that dump just behind the rear bumper. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and relatively tall gears in the 12-bolt mean this truck just loafs along at highway speeds, and ferocious acceleration is just a gentle throttle squeeze away. Four brightly chromed Torque Thrust wheels give it just the right look and wear huge 275/45/20 front and 285/50/20 rear performance radials.
Beautifully built and surprisingly fast, there are no disappointments with this awesome C10. If you like the color, you're going to love the truck. Call today!