Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup is any indication, there's a bright future in old haulers. From the handsome Saddle paint and comfortable bucket seat interior to the rumbling 327 under the hood, this cool pickup offers a great update on the original design.
Finished in mid-60s C10 shade Saddle Fawn, this truck is a looker. The stepside bodywork offers dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as brilliant use of subtle trim, 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, and the neat crease that surrounds the entire cab. Paint and bodywork are done to a good standard, so this truck will be right at home both at local shows and on the streets afterwards. Unlike so many of these trucks, they avoided modern add-ons and stuck with factory-style sheetmetal and a single-color paint job, which always looks right. All the brightwork looks good too, from the massive front and rear bumpers and delicate egg crate grille (which looks new), to the neat side mirrors that look like industrial art all by themselves. The bed floor is done in oak, as was typical back then, and it's in such good shape that you might be afraid to use this truck as a hauler.
Trucks were austere machines when they were new, but this one has had a full luxury upgrade during the build. The original bench was replaced in favor of supple late model tan buckets (driver's is a power seat) split by a middle console, tying in neatly with the plush carpets, original dash and painted door panels. Simplicity was the key so they didn't go overboard with upgrades, and while the build was obviously done a few years ago, it shows very little wear. The original gauges are a very cool setup with a single cover, along with a pair of auxiliary gauges installed under the dash to measure the engine's most important vitals. A restored wheel looks great and keeps comfort levels up, as does the R134 air conditioning that fills the cabin with cold air. Simple yet sophisticated, this C10s cabin is a very comfortable place to be.
When the truck was restored a few years ago, a 307 cubic inch V8 was bored to a 327 with a 327 crank and nestled between the front fenders to make it runs as good as it looks. Vortec center-bolt aluminum heads, a Weiand intake manifold, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor help make power, so it runs beautifully, and all the accessories were upgraded, including the alternator and a big radiator up front. A few chrome dress-up parts make it look good and the orange paint on the block provides a great contrast to the painted inner fenders and firewall. It starts easily with a great V8 rumble from the Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and with a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission, it's easy to drive anywhere. The chassis is clean and presentable and shows off what clean living down south will get you and again, if you want to use your vintage pickup to get some chores done, this one will never complain. Cool later-model alloy wheels with Bowtie centers give it a muscular look, especially with those fat 235/75/15 blackwall radials.
Still appealing, this cool old Chevy pickup demonstrates that things of quality have no fear of age. Call today!
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