1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
The 1967–72 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.
Getting its namesake from Henry Ford where the customer would literally use the Model T with a bed added to “pick up” various things to haul to another location. The name stuck. Here we have a beautifully restored bowtie version 71 C-10 with performance upgrades aplenty, smooth panels, no rust, a snappy interior, and just an overall good looker. A custom bed cover complete with a lock keeps all your “stuff” secure in back. As consigner states “very well sorted” and can run down the highway at 70MPH with little to no effort.
With its laser straight steel panels in abundance, all awash in Charcoal Gray, and highlighted with perfectly aligned side trimmings on the belt line plus the rockers. Upfront a simplified horizontal bar grille with the centrally located bowtie and single flanking headlights is all gleaming brightly with a factory shine. Side marker lights and taillights are now encircled with black bezels, and pristine badging is on the sides. A chromed rear bumper remains and like the front is just perfect. A nicely coated bed in flat black shows little wear and is topped with a dual piston dampened top with a white reflective interior, and a lock mechanism to secure the goods. 5 spoke torque thrust-esque wheels are all around and wrapped in new rubber.
A swing of the doors and what to my wandering eyes should appear but white embossed herringbone patterned leather with ultra padded and stitched smooth panels making up the door insides. Billet style handles are now neatly placed within these panels. Some black carpet is below just for contrast. Inside is nothing short of spectacular with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters in a bench format, in keeping with the profile of the door panels. Upfront is the stock looking same shaped dash but now totally chromed and AutoMeter white faced gauges inserted. Black shiny paint takes over the remainder of the dash which has an AM/FM/CD player driving amps, woofers and tweeters for a killer sound. More gauges hang below the dash to monitor the essentials. A wood rimmed rally tilt wheel with power steering fronts the dash, and below is nice black carpet flooding the floor. Even the headliner is impressive with more tuck and roll and embossed bowties on the visors all also in leather.
In a fully restored engine bay, a consigner stated “Big Block” (CI displacement unknown due to no stampings on engine) is all polished and presenting in showstopper status. An Edelbrock power 500 plus LP kit is now strapped on and in back is a Gearstar Level 2 700R4 automatic transmission. Way back is a 12 bolt posi-traction rear.
Highlights underneath include a new aluminum fuel tank, and an air bagged rear suspension. Upfront are dropped A arms, and power disc brakes for the front and power drums on the rear. No rust, all restored and looking fine underneath.
This 71 fired right up and on the test track performed flawlessly. Great handling, snappy acceleration, straight bias free panic stopping, and overall comfort for the custom interior.
Well done, all buttoned up, and just very nicely presenting is pretty much summing it up on this classic truck. A favorite among the classic trucks, the C-10 from 1971 has extras, tasteful mods, and a healthy mill. Also, a beautiful exterior will not kick this baby out of bed for eating crackers! And I leave you with a pickup line: “Ever been to heaven?…I can have you there and back by morning!!” Hop in..
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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