1974 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
1974 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Officially named the “Rounded-Line” trucks by GM, the 1973-1987 Chevy C/K trucks were known more casually as the “box-body” or “square-body” pickup. Sporting a new body style that incorporated rounded corners around the wheel well in addition to a rounded windshield and door frames, the third-generation Chevy C/K trucks had an entirely new look. Larger and wider, the pickups looked more box-like, which is why they were coined the “box-body” trucks.
For consignment, a fully restored frame off restoration, engine rebuilt short bed C-10 from the bowtie company. It has a factory 454ci mill which has been worked a bit, A/C and a factory in dash tachometer. Throw on a tan bed cover and a metal visor for the windshield, and all will see and hear you coming!
The factory grille is like new, and leads the way with the central bowtie badge, and single headlight on either corner. A shiny bumper is below, and a rear scooped hood is on top. Front and rear quarters as well as doors all have nicely minded gaps and are all bathed in the beautiful deep end of the pool maroon. Some stainless trimmings edge the wheel wells and the top drip moldings. A visor has been put on top to shade the windshield, and covering the bed is a tan tonneau covering in excellent condition. The steel bed under the tonneau is looking good and it has a rubber floor liner and a hand-built wood box for the spare. On the back is another shiny bumper and large chromed pipes peek out the rear center just below the bumper. Shiny Cragar chrome wheels are wrapped with Firehawk Indy 500 raised white letter tires on all 4 corners.
A swing of the doors and we see a faux wood upper panel within a tan molded frame that houses the armrest and a storage pouch in saddle color. Below is more maroon painted steel with a speaker inserted. Moving to the inside, large bucket seats covered in tan velour broadcloth appear in good condition and are all clean. A large central console is between the seats. Upfront the factory dash with molded tan plastic has more wood for the dash front. This stretches across the driver's view and includes the factory tachometer. A/C is installed and wonderful clean maroon carpeting is inviting me to wiggle my toes in it! Just above the carpeting and below the dash is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio meanwhile the original AM/FM radio still resides in its factory installed home. Our consignor states that a CB radio is installed for easy multi truck organization at shows, but we haven't seen it. Nicely done or should I say re-done!
A pop of the hood and we could eat off of this engine bay and engine. A red painted block houses 454ci of V8 power. This mill has been bored .020 over has an Eagle crank and a sealed power camshaft. It has been completely rebuilt and looks like new only better with the added on bling. On top is an Edelbrock intake and a Holley 750cfm 4-barrel carburetor. The transmission is a TH 400 3-speed automatic which throws plenty of power from the mill to a 12-bolt rear axle. Just beautifully performed under this hood.
Solid steel framing and undercarriage floor pans, rockers and toe kicks are seen underneath. Shiny headers melt together underneath into a dual 3-inch pipe Flowmaster exhaust which makes its way down the center. Independent coil springs with power disc brakes are on front, and leaf springs and power drum brakes are on the back. All looking just racy underneath.
A quick fire up and the high performance engine comes to life X10 (actually C10!)! Loud and proud she was off to the test track where we put this truck through its paces, and it performed beautifully. All mechanicals are working, and the interior proved to be comfortable and visually appealing. Talk about making some noise!
This rebuilt to a higher standard short bed C10 GMC is a stunner and deserves a serious look if you are a C10 fan and looking for something that no one else has. Performance out the wazoo, and looks to make you nearly cry, (in a good way), it definitely will take the gold medal for this maroon fully restored frame off, well-constructed piece of truck bling. It has won over 100 trophies so put this in your 3-inch exhaust pipe and smoke it.
Z-454ci V8 4bbl
1-C10 1/2 Ton
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
123216-Sequential Unit Number
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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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