- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1966 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
1966 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Although pickups came of age after World War II, they continued to evoke a postwar sensibility until Chevy introduced a groundbreaking generation of trucks in 1960. Not only were these C/K pickups a designation that is still in unofficial use equipped with the segment's first independent front suspension, but a new drop-center X-shaped frame reduced the height of the vehicle by up to seven inches. The lower stance was emphasized by an attractive, pinched-waist body marred only by a fussy front end featuring "jet pod" eyebrows over the grille. Over time, the hoodline was lowered and the front fascia simplified, and by the end of the model run in 1966, the pickup was an exemplar of restrained elegance.
For consignment a neatly restored C10 styleside short bed 1/2 ton pickup. This truck is truly all right when it comes to straight steel, lightly tinted windows, and a neat-o bed. Not to mention the surprise under the hood (think 350 cubes of built Chevrolet power) and your grandmother's couch for a seat inside. These trucks are still wildly popular especially one in this condition, so if interested or you just want to be fascinated…read on!
For 1966 the Jet Pod eyebrows are now gone, and the hood now is simplified yet still upstanding with turn signals, and dual intake vents in the center. Just below is the restored to perfection single headlight stainless and chrome egg crate grille bordered below by a clean chrome bumper. Moving back, we note all straight steel for the body and bed panels, along with clean slightly widening trim spears that run stem to stern. Gaps are well minded, chrome trimmings are nicely redone, and the roof and its pillars have been finished in a complimenting silver gray. Inside the bed we see more flawless black paint with a silver bowtie on the bed bulkhead and a bed floor lined with oak and black dividers. The rear of this truck remains true to its roots with the gray insert with embossed CHEVROLET on the tailgate, flanking oval tail lights and round back up lenses, as it really pulls itself off well with the shiny chrome bumper. Deep dish 15-inch rally wheels are all around and certainly add some curb appeal along with the blackwall Cooper Cobra 255/70R15 rubber.
Complimentary to the exterior, we see warm gray full metal jacket steel door panels which are dressed with tuck and roll broadcloth panels as well as chrome cranks and actuators. For the bench, black tuck and roll inserts are framed by smooth gray bolsters, all in cloth. Our eyes turn to the dash where we see more warm gray just like the doors. Clean original instruments are fronted by a silver/gray large plastic steering wheel with a polished tilt column and in the center of the dash is the ashtray and an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette stereo. Black carpeting covers the floors and above is near perfection and up top, with more black tuck and roll broadcloth and a gray bowtie is the headliner. A Vintage AC unit has been installed under the dash and has control dials as well and multiple air vents.
Ok I'll reveal the surprise with the pop of the large hood…drumroll please…a 350 cubic inch 4-bolt main Chevrolet block complete with a Edelbrock 600cfm 4-barrel carburetor, and an Edelbrock intake manifold stares you down. This block has been bored .030 over, fitted with flat top pistons, and has a Lunati .515 lift camshaft installed. With its gorgeous black block and the chromed smatterings of bowtie valve covers, and the rounded triangle shaped air cleaner, you will be able to look a good long time. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission with a 2500rpm stall converter and shift kit has been strapped to the back of the mill and throws power back to a 3.07 geared rear axle. A huge shout out to the polished AC compressor, billet serpentine pulley set up and braided hoses.
Well done underneath with a sturdy X frame, clean black metal floor pans, and wood for the underside of the bed. In front we see independent coil spring suspension, and on the rear is 3 link coil sprung suspension. Power disc braking is on in the front and power drums are on the rear to help slow the roll. Headers and Flowmaster mufflers are on for the exhale and the exhaust ends with shiny tips just under the rear bumper.
A super quick starter, and nice runner, for a pickup it loved our test track almost as much as I loved driving it. Very comfy ride, nice sound, good handling, and snappy acceleration. Also, a quick stopper with those power disc/ drum brakes, but a few issues reared their heads during our drive. The horn wouldn't beep, the radio didn't belt out any tunes, the brake lights didn't illuminate, the parking brake was nonfunctional and the turn signals didn't self-cancel.
Just a beautiful job on this restoration with tasteful color, some chrome bling added, a gorgeous bed, and a hot engine, not to mention the couch bench seat, and we are in C10 heaven. With the exterior shining to the nines, a fully restored interior and a killer powerplant you'll have yourself a great creation and showstopper.
14-1/2 Ton Shortbed
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
127015-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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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