Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1963 Chevrolet C10 is any indication, there's a bright future in old haulers. From the period correct paint to the strong running Straight 6 under the hood, this cool pickup nails in spades the original look and feel of a classic Chevy hauler. The Fleetside pickups, introduced in 1960, offered lower rooflines and a swept-back cab that offered industry-leading space and comfort, and this particular truck pays great homage to that generation with a back-to-stock pickup that's still ready to work.
Finished in Tangier Gold, this truck is pretty close to the Omaha Orange finish that was offered in that year, but has a much more appealing look that's pure nostalgia, especially with the contrasting help from the white cab top. The Fleetside offered dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as all of the subtle white accents, and all of it remains 100% intact on this hauler. Other styling details include the wing-like lip at the back of the cab, which probably has no real function but looks really cool. Paint and bodywork are done to a high driver standard, and this truck will be right at home both at local shows and the local lumber yard on a Saturday afternoon if you need some light hauling done. These were well-made rugged machines from new, so it shouldn't be surprising to find one this nice today, and very little bodywork seems to have been required to get it ready for paint. Because this is a base-model long-wheelbase truck, there isn't much trim to speak of, but the brightwork and badging that is in place is all in very good shape. White bumpers and grille are traditional, and the rear tailgate read 'Chevrolet' in white, just like it's supposed to, putting a nice bookend on the truck. The bed is beautifully refinished with lightly stained oak wood and white slats, probably too nice to do much hauling, but when it's this pretty, who cares?
Trucks were austere machines when they were new, and this one doesn't vary much from the factory formula. The original bench was recovered in nice tri-colored vinyl, tying in perfectly with the handsome painted door panels, dash, and headliner. Padded dashes and door panels hadn't yet made it to the truck lines, so they've been finished to the same high standards as the rest of the bodywork. The original gauges are the stock setup with a single face and lettering that was refinished in white to match the bodywork, as was the finish on the original steering wheel, how cool is that? A black rubber floor mat suggests that this truck is still ready and willing to work yet it remains a comfortable place to spend some time. Honest and very clean, this cab could easily be upgraded or kept as humble and comfortable as it is today.
When the truck was restored, a 230 Straight 6 was kept stock, nestled between the front fenders like it would've been the day it rolled of the factory floor. As a truck, function was chosen over style, and there's no shame in that, so it still wears a stock air cleaner, industrial black engine paint, and a simple valve cover with a matching breather up top. Like every well-maintained/restored Inline 6s it runs beautifully, and all the accessories appear to have been freshened, all the way down to the big radiator up front. It starts easily with a modest rumble from the single exhaust system, and with a 3-speed manual transmission, it's easy and fun to drive. The solid chassis is 100% stock and nicely finished, including the suspension and brakes, so it's ready to enjoy. Rolling stock consists of plain-Jane steelies painted white and adorned with chrome center caps, all of which wear 30x9.5x15 white-letter radials with plenty of tread left.
This is a great truck that can work all day and still clean up nicely for a night out on the town. Nicely restored and ready to go, this is one good looking long bed. Call today!
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