Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
The 196772 Chevrolet C/K is one of the most popular, reliable, and easiest-to-drive classic pickups you can find. This particular generation marks the turning point when Chevy realized it could offer truck buyers modern conveniences and comfort options in the same way it did sedan shoppers-a stunningly simple connection to make in retrospect, but one that blew the market wide open during a time when primary rival Ford steadfastly refusing to build anything other than the most utilitarian models for work use.
As our consigner states, "This is a terrific truck...everything is sorted out- just get in and drive!" And with all the serious modifications performed on this customization effort, it is definitely true. Now with a 383 stroker, Holley Terminator fuel injection, highly tuned, and a lot of creature comforts which I will expound upon in this rambling if you simply read on!!
All steel all bathed in high end PPG blue with a clear coat, and all looking fabulous! The original grille is on and in pristine condition. This paves the way for the steel cowl hood complete with a custom silver/gray marbleized almost wood textured looking accent stripe on said cowl, and it is as smooth as glass. The spear on the center of the hood remains in blue so it is even more stunning. As we move rearward on either side, more straight blue painted steel with well minded gaps, but some new black vinyl side moldings have been added. These sport upper and lower chromed trimmings which sandwich the black vinyl. Window trimmings are all looking nice and shiny, and glass is new and tinted all around. The bed is covered with a Retrax retractable tamboured bed cover in black and this is nearly perfect. For the bed a spray on rhino lining for the bed floor. The tailgate has more of the silver/gray marbleizing look running across the top 1/3 of the gate. The rear bumper has been shaved and a new roll pan fabricated. LED taillights and marker lights are seen. 15 x 8 powder coated rally wheels with corvette center caps and trim rings are noted on all 4 corners.
The customization never ceases to amaze this writer. Here we see, with the swing of the doors late model high back black vinyl buckets. These flank a custom built wide center console with a cushy smooth black vinyl padded armrest/storage lid with cup holders in the center. Also here is a T style B&M shifter. As we move our attention to the dash, we note the original instrument cluster panel in the textured black but with a new twist. A new lineup of white faced Custom Classic Gauges. The cluster even includes a clock in the center. Vintage air and heat are now installed for those extra creature comforts and above all this is a black padded vinyl dash topper. Front nicely is a chromed and polished Flaming River tilt column, and it is topped by a Flaming River rally wheel. This spins Classic Performance Parts (CPP from here in) power steering, and we note power brakes are added in. On either side are metal ribbed doors bathed in the matching blue exterior paint and these have a black vinyl armrest in their centers. Clean black carpeting covers the floors and red badged bowtie floor mats protect the carpeting. Above is a body painted metal ribbed roof headliner, pure stamped steel. Plenty of WOW factors inside here.
Lifting the hood using the billet Eddie Motorsports hinges, we are in a land of all painted blue and buttoned up engine bay surrounds. In the center sits the shining machined to perfection star in the form of a consigner stated 383ci stroker V8. There are Edelbrock aluminum heads covered in blue anodized aluminum valve covers badged with 383 Stroker. On top is a brand-new Holley Terminator EFI. A new distributor is also on as part and parcel to the Terminator injection system. Painless wiring is now throughout, and we can see ceramic coated headers which dive down under to meet a custom side pipe exhaust with Pypes Mufflers on either side. On back is a Mad Dog 700R4 transmission with a 12-bolt posi rear to put the power to the pavement.
In this very clean and rust-free environment a few highlights to hit upon. First off, a CPP rear notched and powder coated frame. In back are CPP 2-inch drop control arms and CPP shocks. In front more CPP with power disc brakes, tubular A arms and HD sway bars in front and rear. A new stainless steel rear mount gas tank is on. All black and nicely painted with the shiny add ons. Beautiful performance.
Slipping inside she fired right up and off to the test track we went. Vintage air blowing cold, radio blasting, and the sound of that stroker in the background all seemed right with the world at that time. And it was for our test drive, where we had lightning acceleration, smooth shifting, and a great ride for a pickup truck, even with some go
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