Pickup trucks are undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing segments of the hobby, and it's no secret why. V8 power, lots of parts and knowledge around, and unmatched practicality that makes them an easy purchase to justify, all which make this 1977 Chevy C10 short bed worthy of a closer look.
Remember seeing trucks like this around town, maybe loading up at the hardware store or pulling a trailer? A lot of us do, which makes these Chevys in particular a sentimental favorite. We don't know if basic black is how this one came from the factory, but it sure gives the old pickup a great look that's right for just about any occasion today. The paint is a few years old and still in good shape overall, and it seems that the only notable modification is a custom grille insert that looks great on the front of this full-sized rig. The bed is in remarkably good condition, indicative of a truck that hasn't been used for work and was instead a daily driver, and it's already been used a bit so you don't have to worry about putting some gear back there yourself. Nice chrome bumpers look great against the black paint, and if we had to wager, we'd say that they're probably original pieces, which gives you an idea of how well-kept this truck really is.
The handsome gray interior is in similar condition, with what appears to be a newer seat cover and everything else in very good condition. Even in 1977, a lot of trucks came with simple rubber floor mats, so the carpets in this hauler are much appreciated and suit the somewhat luxury-oriented truck. It has an unusual combination of options, including factory A/C and a sliding rear window, and there's an AM/FM/cassette stereo radio in the dash. The steering wheel isn't original but it fits and works just fine, adding a bit of a racy design that still feels stock. This C10 also includes a full complement of instruments that are in decent shape with minor fading on the lenses themselves, which is typical. Soft vinyl parts like the dash pad and door panels are nicely preserved.
You could get a six in your full-sized Chevy, but most guys opted for V8 power. You'll find a 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood here, which is a great choice for the guy who just wants to drive his truck and doesn't plan any heavy hauling. It appears to be a crate motor installed a while ago, complete with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor up top and chrome dress-up pieces. Otherwise, it appears quite stock, which is a good thing for reliability and you know that it hasn't been abused. It also looks like there's some fresh wiring and a recent tune-up, because it runs great. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and original rear end complete the powertrain, and the underside of this truck is in good order if not totally detailed and shiny. The exhaust system was upgraded with long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers at some point, so it has a great V8 exhaust note and chrome Torque Thrust style wheels carry big 255/70/15 radials.
For not a lot of money, you have own a sweet-running vintage truck with a V8, and if anyone complains, just show them how much work it can do on the weekends. Call today!