|1981 CHEVROLET C-10 CUSTOM|
“LEMON YELLOW SUN”
This amazing 1981 Chevy C-10 short bed stepside is an award-winning regional show truck well-known throughout the Southeast U.S., and has been meticulously maintained and cared for its entire life!
While mostly trailered to destinations in the early part of its life, the truck has just undergone a complete and full mechanical refresh and complete fluid service to make sure it will drive anywhere you want to take! Cruise at 75mph all day long on the freeway, and let the ICE COLD AIR keep you cool while doing it!
Rust-free, exceptionally clean down the nuts and bolts, and ready to roll right now, this truck is a bargain in the ever-increasing C-10 marketplace!
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THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED!!!
IT HAS BEEN WASHED, VACUUMED, AND WIPED DOWN WITH TURTLE WAX QUICK SHINE PRIOR TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED.
In a market where square body truck prices are higher than Mount Everest, sometimes it is difficult to find a clean, solid, and reliable machine amidst the feeding frenzy!
This killer 1981 C-10 pickup is not only affordable, but is an exceptional driver with show winning looks, proven reliability, and the options to make it long-haul friendly!
Please take a moment to read the listing, look over the 100 extra-large detailed photos, and then call me to make it yours before someone else does it first!
THIS VEHICLE HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR FLORIDA TITLE IN OUR POSSESSION, AND IS READY FOR SALE AND EXPORT WORLDWIDE.
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If you are immersed in the car show circuit in the Southeast U.S., you are no doubt familiar with LEMON YELLOW SUN. This exceptionally clean 1981 C-10 pickup has been a staple at events like Goodguys and NSRA shows, down to Old Town Kissimmee cruise festivals. It is an absolute head turner, and has amassed an incredible array of trophies and awards for the prior owner, who built it from an original truck he owned for years prior.
The custom blended PPG color, dubbed Lemon Yellow Sun, is absolutely gorgeous, and shows just as glossy and wet under the streetlights as it does in the sun.
Pearl ghost flames subtly lick the front fenders and doors, and catch just the right amount of shimmer.
The body is exceptionally clean, rust free, and has only a handful of really minor little blemishes like a stone chip to see.
The entire truck is RIDICULOUSLY CLEAN. LOOK AT THE 100 PICTURES I PUT IN THE AD! Door jambs, inner doors, corners of the engine bay…if it’s painted yellow it looks clean enough to eat on!
Steel hood and tail gate are louvered, and look amazing on the truck.
Fiberglass rear fenders are the only non-steel component on the truck, and the widened look gives off a great look. They are flawless, and crack and issue free.
Custom made steel side steps are super clean looking, and have no issues.
The custom rear bumper with built-in tail lamps looks incredible, and really keeps the rear of the truck looking extra clean.
Up front, the show-chromed bumper with built in lights looks like brand new, with no issues, as does the show chromed grill, headlight bezels, and surrounds. They are flawless.
Sport mirrors painted to match tuck up close to keep the clean lines going, and even the drip rails were mono-chromed for a clean look.
All of the seals and weather-stripping are in great condition with no issues, and vent windows open like they should, along with power side glass. No chips, cracks, or damage either.
Inside the bed, stunning hand sealed wood looks beautiful, and was kept natural looking. All of the stainless straps and hardware still shows like new, thanks to constant detailing and polishing.
Hidden slide tail gate latches open the rear gate, while coated cables replace chains to hold it falling to far open.
The hardware on this truck is essentially all stainless steel, and still looks like new all around. It is a testament to how much time the truck spend being trailered to shows, and how much effort was put into detailing and cleaning it.
The truck is ready to continue winning BEST PAINT awards for the next owner, and really shows even better in person than in the 100 EXTRA-LARGE photos below. It is spectacular looking, and basically flaw-free.
The truck rides on show polished WELD RACING RodLite rims at all four corners, and they are blemish and issue free and polished to perfection.
Tires are UNIROYAL TIGER PAW radials with at least 85% of the useable tread life remaining, and they are sized 215/75R15 up front and 275/60R15 in the rear.
If you are a trendy person, there is plenty of space for the truck to swallow up much larger tire/wheel combo’s to keep you with the followers.
The truck has a killer stance thanks to a Bell-Tech lowering kit, which shaved 2” down in the front, and 4” back in the rear. All corresponding shock and suspension upgrades were made as recommended to make sure the truck maintained a great ride quality with no handling quirks.
Chassis on the truck is clean, with a painted black frame, and clean and readily serviceable components. WE DID NOT DETAIL THE TRUCK, so it does have some dirt and grime on the underside that will pressure wash and come off, but NO damage, NO rust, and NO ISSUES.
A GM 12-Bolt rear with 2.73 gears makes the truck SUPER highway friendly, and it cruises the interstate at 70mph at about 2,600rpm!
JW transmissions built the Turbo 350 transmission with a mild shift kit and low RPM stall which gives the truck great off the line power, and actually chirps 2nd if you stay on the gas!
Power for all these shenanigans comes from a completely rebuilt 350CI Chevy that was redone from the block out with longevity, ease of maintenance, and reliability as the goals.
Mildly dressed with a chrome valve covers and air cleaner, the engine build didn’t stray too far from stock, with a mild Thumper cam, Edelbrock intake, WEBER carb, Taylor plug wires, and stock exhaust manifolds leading into the Flowmaster style exhaust.
It sounds nice and rumbly, without being annoying on longer trips, and when you hit the gas it has a really nice bark to it!
Another cool thing is the Pete Jackson gear drive that was installed to keep cam timing accurate. It is the QUITE version, but still gives that killer blower-motor sound that everyone loves!
The engine bay itself is basically spotless as you can see in the photos. It was incredibly well detailed and maintained since built, and if you happen to drop your dinner on the wheel wells you can feel safe eating off them. YES IT IS THAT CLEAN!!!!! The prior owner/builder was meticulous in his care of the truck, and it shows.
Factory A/C has been converted to R134A and it blows ICE COLD, while heat and defrost do what they are supposed to do as well.
The battery was brand new in Feb of 2015, and shows no signs of any issues and has a perfect charge level.
Customized radiator with a hi-flow water pump keeps things cool on long hauls, with a color matched radiator shroud and factory overflow bottle intact. The truck does NOT run hot, and we have taken it down to the beach for a cruise night and been stuck in traffic for 30 minutes with the A/C on and had NO ISSUES.
The truck has had a full fluid service and safety check, and is ready to drive and enjoy right now. I have personally put about 186 miles on the truck, and find it to be a blast to drive.
It starts up easily, has a great idle quality and sound, and is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Snick the transmission into gear and hit the gas and you are met with a surprising amount of power in each gear all the way to cruising speed.
Handling is tight and sure, with no excess slop in the wheel, no wander, and no pulling or odd handling quirks.
Braking is solid and sure, and the truck scrubs off speed with no odd pulling, fade, or wander.
You can jump in the truck and drive anywhere without hesitation, and I would not be afraid to fly in and drive it home anywhere in the Continental U.S.. It would be a killer road trip!
Crack open the doors, and the truck doesn’t disappoint, as you are met by a fully customized interior that shows as new and clean as the rest of the truck.
The dash, A-Pillars, rear pillars, rear panel, headliner, visors, and kick panels are all treated to a deluxe denim blue fabric installed over padding for a factory look that shows like new to this day.
Door panels and seats get the same treatment, mixed in with a little custom-dyed leather to break things up and tie into the outside.
All of the fabric and upholstery in the truck is 100% FLAWLESS and ISSUE FREE. There are NO rips, NO stains, NO tears, NO marks, NO seam pulls. It looks and shows like brand new, with a fit and finish that rivals the best upholsterers around.
Lower dash is painted to match the exterior, and the gauge cluster has been replaced by a stock styled DAKOTA DIGITAL system, that works as good as they all do to keep monitor of vitals and other goodies.
Ashtray opens like it should and holds a 12V outlet, and the glovebox opens, closes, and locks like it should as well.
A painted to match steering column is super clean, and is topped by a LeCarra steering wheel with matching leather wrap that shows wonderfully.
Billet caps cover the turn signal, tilt steering, gear shift, and hazard controls, and yes, the horn does work.
Factory A/C and heat controls work as they should, as does the original factory AM/FM stereo system!
There is a small, neat cut out for a switch in the dash where a toggle for an outboard speaker resided, that the prior owner removed.
Stock style GM automotive grade carpeting in matching blue was installed over layers of sound and heat proofing, and it shows wonderfully, with no rips, tears, or damage. Banded floor mats in the same finish come with, and they do should light normal wear from being floor mats.
All of the lights are new, and work perfectly, including the head lights, high beams, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, and flashers.
IT WAS PURCHASED BY US ON A VALID AND CLEAN TITLE.
MILEAGE IS LISTED AS EXEMPT ON THE PAPERWORK.
I think that about does it so far as information I can supply to you. As stated, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE a private viewing of the vehicle, or you can have an appraiser/inspector come see on your behalf PRIOR TO BIDDING.
If you have any other questions, or want me to photograph something, or check something, please call me at (941)286-0889 for the fastest response.
I am 100% up front, honest, and list my cars objectively. If you are 100% honest, up front, read the listing and review my photos, and have your funds in place, we will get along just fine.
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Sale Information and Warranty disclaimer
THIS VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR RETAIL SALE AT OUR FORT MYERS, FL LOCATION, AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME SHOULD THE VEHICLE BE SOLD.
THE VEHICLE IS SOLD IN AS-IS / WHERE-IS CONDITION WITH FULL RIGHT TO INSPECT PRIOR TO BIDDING ON THE AUCTION.
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, HONESTLY, AND OBJECTIVELY.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE LISTING IS CULLED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: VISUAL INSPECTION, PRIVATE PARTY INSPECTION, RECEIPTS OR RECORDS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE, INORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, AND PERSONAL DRIVE TIME WITH THE VEHICLE. IF GEAR RATIOS, ENGINE INTERNAL SPECIFICS, TRANSMISSION INTERNAL SPECIFICS, AND ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT ARE NOT APPARENT IN THE PHOTOS SHOWN ARE LISTED, THAT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY PRIOR OWNER, ASWE DO NOT BREAK OPEN ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS, REAR ENDS, ETC., SO WE ARE SIMPLY OFFERING IT TO YOU IN THE SAME GOOD FAITH THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO US. WHEN IN DOUBT, COME HERE AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF, ORHIRE AN INSPECTION SERVICE.
MILEAGE STATED IN LISTING IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF THE LISTING, BUT CAN INCREASE DUE TO TEST DRIVES, TAKING THE VEHICLES TO CAR SHOWS, AND MOVING THEM BETWEEN OUR WAREHOUSES. MILEAGE WILL NO EXCEED THE AMOUNT STATED BY MORE THAN 150 MILES.
PURCHASER AGREE'S THAT ANY AN ALL ARBITRATION, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OR UNRESOLVED COMPLAINTS SURROUNDING THE VEHICLE, THIS AUCTION, OR OUR DEALERSHIP, WILL BE PURSUED THROUGH LEE COUNTY, FL SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND NO OTHER STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM.
PURCHASER FURTHER AGREES THAT BY BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION, HE AGREES TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION AS STATED IN THE LISTING, OR WILL REMIT $500.00 usd TO COVER DAMAGES ACCRUED BY THE SELLER. IN THE EVENT THAT THE $500.00 usd IS NOT PAID WITHIN 10 DAYS OF AUCTION END, WINNING BIDDER AGREES TO ALSO REIMBURSE THE SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL REASONABLE FEE'S IN COLLECTING THE DEBT INCURRED, INCLUDING COURT COSTS, COLLECTION FEES, and WAGES LOST IN SEEKING FULFILLMENT OF THE SAID OBLIGATION.
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