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Engine Size350 V8 Crate
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Interior ColorSierra Gold/Adobe Biege
It’s not too often that you come across a vintage mid-60’s vehicle of any kind, let alone a working pickup truck that’s benefitted from a restoration so thorough and detailed that it not only looks great, but comes out of it with even the small details looked after … yet that’s what we have here. You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of a truck of its era than this 1965 Chevrolet C10 Custom Cab.
The exceedingly clean tan exterior — accented by the white roof on its cab — is your first indication that this truck is something special. It’s a very understated and tasteful look, so much so that you’d think it probably rolled off the assembly line in this color configuration. It didn’t . . . but probably should have. During this restoration, everything looks to have been put back together with care, as the panels all align well and the hood and doors open and shut with ease. Considering all the chrome ornamentation on this model, imperfections would really stand out, but this C10 passes that test with flying colors, with nice clean bumpers, front grille and bezels, as well as unmarred chrome trim running down the length of its sides. The C10 badging on both fenders looks new and the white “Chevrolet” lettering adorning its liftgate looks as crisp as the day it was painted. It’s got a slightly angled stance – enough to confer that this is no run-of-the-mill work truck while still leaving its “meant for business” aura completely intact.
That same understated good taste extends into this interior, which also shows a lot of attention to detail, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. You’ll see that the door panels, dash, roof and cab all bear the same adobe beige hue that’s been applied with obvious care. The tan cloth bench seat looks exceedingly plush and its distinctive houndstooth pattern is perfect for a vehicle of this era. Underneath, the expanse of beige carpeting blends in well with its surroundings. Just beyond the matching tan steering wheel, the stock instrument cluster functions perfectly from behind its crystal-clear lens. Everything seems to be in great working condition with this stock-looking interior, as the manual windows roll up and down smoothly and the lights and blinkers operate without a hitch. Some modern creature comfort add-ons include an under-dash A/C system that’s in fine form and an AM/FM cassette deck that occupies a front and center position on the dash. The bed in back looks great, as well, with the wood lining carrying a mirror-like shine. And the bed walls, wheelhouses and ribbing between the panels, which all match the tan of the exterior as well, are free of dings or blemishes.
Inside the black engine compartment accented by a tan firewall also matching the exterior, a Chevy 350 V8 crate motor sits in place of the inline six this truck started life with, offering infinitely better performance for modern driving conditions. Connected to a 3-speed automatic transmission, it fires right up, idles smoothly and exhales into a set of headers to keep back pressure under control. Power steering and power brakes combine to make city driving easy. Taking a look below, you’ll see that the undercarriage looks nice and straight. This veritable museum piece sits on a set of stock Chevy rims wrapped in B.F Goodrich blackwall radials.
If you’re on the lookout for a great looking classic truck that’s got all the details looked after, you owe it to yourself to check out this 1965 Chevrolet C10 Custom Cab. Call today!