Cheyenne Super 10 big block 454, now Cadillac 472

Price: US $2,500.00 Item location: McGregor, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C-10
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: Cheyenne Super 10
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 76,400
  • VIN: CCZ144J104640
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: Cadillac 472
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Super 10

Selling due to life events, and I'd rather it go to a good home than sit here. Contact me if you have any questions or would like specific pictures. Thanks!

The Cheyenne Super 10 was the highest trim level, it included power steering, tilt wheel, air conditioning, 2 speed wipers, cruise control, and similar luxury items of the time. This trim package on a C-10 with a 454 was rare. There is nothing preventing putting a 454 back in, restoring it, and selling it for piles of cash. It was stored inside and didn't move from 1981-2002, and was garaged most of the time from then until a few months ago. The rust on it is from driving in Nebraska for 7 years, since then it has been in Texas When I got the truck it had only the short block of a 350 in it, it was going to be put in for better mileage but issues came up and they didn't finish the swap in 1981. So I swapped in a Cadillac 472 and rebuilt TH400.
It runs and drives now, and I drove it to work like this for a couple years, but it should get some work before becoming a daily driver again.
The good:
  • Has a 1969 Cadillac 472 engine
    • Could use a rebuild, but has ran like this for years, burns some oil
    • Since the truck had a 454 originally, it is setup well for the 472 - beefier springs, 4 core radiator, bigger trans oil cooler
    • Edelbrock Performer intake
    • K&N type air filter
    • New timing chain and sprockets
    • New plugs and wires
    • HEI distributor
  • Rebuilt TH400 transmission ~20k miles ago
    • Comes with a spare set of internals
  • Powertrax locker in the rear end, 3.08 gears
  • 2.5" dual exhaust with Flowmaster 40 mufflers (it sounds good)
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes, discs on the front and drums on the rear (all pads are fairly new)
  • Have the AC evaporator, condenser, and a new compressor on the shelf
    • All parts are there, it needs the pulley/packaging figured out
  • I have the cruise control stuff on the shelf, but haven't reinstalled it
  • Dual 20 gal gas tanks, both work
    • Selector switch rebuilt with Viton o-rings, no issue with ethanol
  • Dash, all glass, lights, and grill are all original and in very good condition
  • New poly front swaybar bushings
  • Optima red top battery
  • Removed rear glass seal, painted around there, and resealed it
  • Sandblasted and painted most everything from the firewall forwards
  • Original in-dash tachometer, 5000 rpm, and it works
  • 100 mph speedometer, which can be easily pegged..
  • Pulled the gauges out and cleaned them all, lubed the speedo cable, painted gauge bezels
  • I put in a new black headliner and dyed the interior plastic and visors to light gray
  • Painted the metal behind/under/around the dash
    • It's black with metallic blue/green, have paint left if you want to match the rest with it
    • The plan was a black/gray interior and black exterior

The bad
  • The obvious body work I haven't gotten to
  • Carb needs rebuilt (750 cfm quadrajet)
  • Rear master cylinder leaks
  • 2 exhaust manifold studs are broken off, so it leaks exhaust
  • Seat is torn, but sittable
  • One of the gas tank sending units doesn't work
    • I run that tank dry, then switch to the one that works
    • Has a BMW horn kluged in to pass inspection
    • Needs new tires

The spare parts (shown in last 3 pics):
  • TH400 internals and pan
  • 750 cfm quadrajet
  • 2 distributors (1 without a cap)
  • Starter that would need rebuilt before use
  • Power steering pump
  • Radiator fan
  • Cab corner body panels
  • Lower door panels
  • Other misc trim pieces