Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1966 Chevrolet C10 is any indication, there's a bright future in restored old haulers. From the bright green paint to the strong running small block under the hood, this cool pickup nails the original look and feel while offering a few choice upgrades. 1966 was the last year for the Fleetside pickups introduced in 1960, which offered lower rooflines and a swept-back cab that offered industry-leading space and comfort, making this beauty that much more desirable.
Finished in bright green, this truck is a movie star. It's pretty close to the truck's original Dark Green finish but has a much more appealing look that's pure nostalgia. The Fleetside offered dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as brilliant use of trim, and all of it remains intact on this hauler. Other styling details include the wing-like lip at the back of the cab, which has no real function but looks incredibly cool. Paint and bodywork are done to a high 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. All the original trim was restored or replaced, from the massive front bumper and delicate egg crate grille to the polished stainless along the sides that is strongly reminiscent of the Impala SS trim from just a few years earlier. But if you need it to work, it's ready, with a bed that's still carrying a natural wood floor, although it's nice enough that you just might reconsider.
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 an upscale, two-tone gold and gray leather pattern, tying in perfectly with the handsome gold door panels, dash, and painted roof. Padded dashes and door panels hadn't yet made it to the truck lines, so they've been finished to t he same high standards as the rest of the bodywork and the off-setting black carpet is tidy and clean. The original gauges are a very cool setup with a single face that certainly looks restored and remains in great condition. A retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo is another modern convenience in the cab, but maybe not quite as sought-after as the R134a A/C system installed underneath the dash. Nothing better than filling the cab with hot tunes and cold air during a long cruise.
When the truck was restored a few years ago, a 350 cubic inch V8 was nestled between the front fenders. As a restored truck, function and style work together to form a very tidy engine bay highlighted by the Chevy orange paint on the block, the finned valve covers and matching air cleaner, and brightly polished chrome A/C compressor. It runs beautifully, and all the accessories were freshened, including the alternator, brake master cylinder, and the big radiator up front. It starts easily thanks to an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, and a rumble starts its journey through the long-tube headers and feeds into the dual exhaust with Flowmaster-style mufflers. A 700R4 automatic transmission spins the big 12-bolt rear end, finishing off a drivetrain that is bulletproof when properly maintained. The solid chassis is in great shape and mostly stock, including the suspension and brakes, and the overall cleanliness is evidence of a lifetime of dry climate living. Rolling stock consists of flashy 20-inch Vision Legend Series chrome wheels wearing 275/40/20 blackwall radials with plenty of tread.
This is a great truck that can work all day and still clean up nicely for a night out on the town. With a strong drivetrain and rugged good looks, it' bound to garner plenty of attention anywhere it goes. Call today!