Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1970 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
It's no secret that Chevrolet builds some of the most celebrated trucks on the planet. From the AK era forward, every generation has found a solid following and, eventually, firm footing in the collector car world. Over the past few years, we've featured plenty of vintage, ground-pounding bowties, and this righteous one is just the latest in a series of sweet C/K head turners.
For consignment a wonderful example of the C-10 pickup truck from 1970 and Chevrolet. Bathed in baby blue, and some wide whites wrapping gleaming chromed wheels with knockoff spinners, black rockers, body matching grille in the slightly modified style, and a tonneau covered bed, she's a baby blue beauty with white patent leather shoes, which creates quite the sophisticated look.
With some newly replaced repro fenders, doors, cab corners, rockers, tailgate and radiator support, all that problematic rusting has been remediated. Sanded to straight lines and mounted on with gap minding precision, then all bathed on baby blue. With a twist I might add as those new rockers were painted in black, the rear bumper was shaved, and a white and black pinstripe was carefully appointed on about 2 inches above the black rockers, and it curves with all the lines of this truck on either side. Also, a trim piece was thrown on just above the black rocker for some extra bling. Now it has the look like none other, all the while retaining its original form it was born with in 1970. Speaking of black, all window surrounds and side and rear glass has been tinted. as well as a nice tight bed cover in black vinyl protecting whatever you decide to store and haul underneath it from the elements. In the bed there is a sprayed trunk liner painted on the sides, and a rubber protective padded mat on the floor. The spare now resides under here with the jack and lug wrench neatly tucked under the interior structure of the tonneau cover above and out of the way. Wide whitewall tires wrap shiny wheels and spinner knockoffs on all 4 corners which add to the overall subtle but effective look.
A swing of the doors and panels have been painted with more trunk liner paint with black background and some mixed in speckles, and a body matching metal surround. The original bench has been pulled, and a newer bench in a zig zag broadcloth light and dark gray plays with gray solid bolsters on the edges and tops of the bench. Also built in headrests give the bench an overall clean simple look, much like the exterior. In the center, is a molded console which sits on the bench and offers up storage cub holding and speakers on either side. The original 1970 C10 dash is a mixture of body matching baby blue background and more speckle paint for the instrument cluster and glovebox door and surround in front of the passenger. Some has also been utilized for the temp sliders and a radio delete panel, which just above an aftermarket Sony digital AM/FM/CD/MP3 player has been neatly mounted within the central portion of the dash. Fronting the dash is a nice new rally steering wheel. Above we can note a shiny baby blue headliner of painted ribbed metal. Clean black carpet floods the floors and adds a nice grounding to the molded foam seats.
Under the hood within the beautifully and perfectly restored engine bay all shiny and black, is a 350ci V8 with a carefully painted block and intake in bowtie orange, and it has some chromed bling added to it with valve covers, and a chromed air cleaner housing. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and a TH350 3-speed automatic is on back with a 12-bolt rear. Nice shiny supple hoses and electric blue spark plug wires add to the eye candy.
Putting this truck up on the lift yields an undercarriage just as impressive as the topside. No rust, appearing to have been blasted, the neatly painted in black light texture paint. Just beautifully performed and showing like new independent coil spring suspension upfront, and swing arm, coil spring suspension on back. Dual exhaust with Turbo mufflers are now on, and drum brakes are all around, with the front drums looking like new. Undersides of rockers are also showroom, as are the underside of the doors that interlock with the thresholds.
A quick starter, exceptionally smooth runner and good power, with bias free panic stopping, solid handling, and a great cruise speed ride. All quiet on the western front during the test period, and all working functions left this writer very impressed.
An original but very unique truck with the redux, color choice, wheels, bed, interior, well you get the picture! A true one of a kind yet looking just as the rest did in 1970. Very good!
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
156858-Sequential Unit Number
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