Finished in beautiful light blue paint with a sweet-running 350 under the hood, this 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup is not too nice to take to work, and too functional to be merely a toy. If you need a hobby vehicle that is willing to earn its keep, look no further.
The paint is from the 1957 Chevy color palette and is called Larkspur Blue. Its a great choice for one of the most handsome trucks to come out of the GM design studios in years, and has a very traditional look that suits the C10 just fine. It appears that this is a very clean southern truck that has never been rusty or abused, and the repaint a few years ago left it in good condition externally. Instantly recognizable coming or going, these trucks are seeing a big resurgence in their popularity and prices for nice ones like this are slowly but surely inching up. That means the bright chrome bumpers fore and aft, and the bed with a spray-in bedliner and a can-do attitude. Theres even a bumper-mounted hitch out back just in case youd like to put this one to work, say, hauling your show car, a task for which it is ideally suited.
Inside, the bench seat is upholstered in gray cloth that sure looks like GM would have done it, and its a clean complement for the bright blue paint. Its a little worn and thread-bare on the drivers side, but it doesnt affect how this truck works and new seat covers are inexpensive. New black carpets on the floor give the blue collar truck a white collar feel and help control noise and heat as well. The dash, door panels, and lower kick panels have been painted to match the body, tying the entire truck together. The original gauge cluster is still in place and factory A/C with an R134a upgrade makes cruising a pleasure in any climate. The only thing it really lacks is a radio, but its ripe for an upgrade and sometimes starting from scratch is better than trying to fix someone elses problems. And while Chevy wasnt building SS trucks back in 1972, the Grant GT steering wheel doesnt look out of place in this trucks cabin.
Neatly dressed with a few upgrades, the 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood runs as well as it looks. With lots of Chevy Orange paint, chrome valve covers, and a new Edelbrock intake and carburetor, its a great runner with lots of useful V8 torque. For reliability, theres a new alternator, fresh hoses throughout, and a set of rams horn exhaust manifolds feeding a custom dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers. The TH350 3-speed automatic feeds the original 12-bolt rear end which is sturdy enough to do the heavy lifting. Big aluminum wheels wearing 275/60/15 performance radials really stuff the wheel wells without resorting to the reduced capacity of a lowered truck.
Its really hard to not love a vintage pickup, especially when its as well put together as this one. With a great look, V8 power, and thoughtful upgrades, this truck is destined for greatness with just a little bit of elbow grease. Call today!