1971 Chevy C10 2WD Fleetside Long Box ½ ton pickup truck

Price: - Item location: Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C-10
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 69,000
  • VIN: CE141Z635317
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1971 Chevrolet C-10

You are bidding on a 1971 Chevy C10 2WD Fleetside ½ ton pickup truck with Cheyenne trim added.

Features include:

Front Disk Brakes, manual (first year from factory)

Factory truck Rally wheels, 5-on-5" bolt pattern (first year from factory)

Metal bed floor, long box

Factory Hugger Orange paint scheme

Just under 69,000 miles

350 4-barrel engine

HEI distributor conversion (no points!)

TH350 Turbo 350 transmission, freshly rebuilt

True dual exhaust with chrome tips

Coil spring suspension with rear sway bar (NASCAR style), rides nicer than leaf springs

Power steering

Many extras thrown in, including original parts

Freemont, California-build truck (Z code in VIN)

VIN CE141Z635317

Clean truck that was repainted in the ‘90s. Some bubbles and scratches, but 20-year old paint job still looks presentable. Typical '67-'72 truck rocker panel rust, though not as extensive as most on eBay. The passenger side rocker is salvageable, but I bought a reproduction rocker just in case (not installed, goes with sale).

I have left off the new sill plates to show the true condition of the floorpans. I sanded and painted Rust Inhibitor over the surface rust areas.

The rubber floor covering was pulled out and cleaned. It turned out nice enough to leave in the truck instead of converting to carpet.

The chassis and frame underneath the body is clean.

I purchased this truck from a relative's son, whose father had passed and he inherited it a while ago. It was repainted in the factory style color in the ‘90s (he took it to prom). It had been sitting in a garage with the 350 motor torn down (no VIN stamp), missing pieces such as the intake manifold, carb and distributor, and the AC compressor and brackets were off.

I have thousands in new parts to get it running and driving reliably. My brother and I have almost two years worth of time invested, with untold hours into this build. Hate to sell, but it is time.

Installed is a 1970 350 motor from an Impala, purchased from an older gentleman who pulled it years ago from a rusty car because it ran great. It had everything, complete from carb to pan along with the 2-barrel air cleaner with the 250 HP sticker. It also had a Powerglide transmission, though I used the 350 Turbo transmission that was already in the truck (since rebuilt). I converted it to a stock factory 4-barrel Quadrajet intake manifold. The 1970 motor is stock internally, but I did add completely new Fel-Pro seals (valve covers, one-piece oil pan, front seals) and many new parts: Harmonic balancer, double-roller performance timing chain, new internally regulated alternator, water pump, fuel pump, etc.

Considerable time was spent on the motor, cleaning and priming, then finally painting the main block Chevy Orange to look good. All the factory brackets were cleaned, primed and painted, as well as the wire looms to keep it looking stock. Along with a new HEI distributor, I installed new quality AC Delco plugs and HEI wires. This was not a scuff-and-spray rebuild; many quality parts were bolted on to make sure this motor would last a long time.

Transmission:

Turbo 350 3-speed automatic

Freshly rebuilt (cost $700 with receipts)

New rubber transmission mount

New pan gasket, front and rear seals

New transmission cooler lines

Engine:

1970 350 cid engine

Originally a 250 HP 2-barrel, converted to 4-barrel

New harmonic balancer and front seals

New motor mounts

New double roller timing chain

Fel-Pro one-piece oil pan gasket

Fel-Pro valve cover gaskets

New water pump

Engine stamp V0424 CNU suffix correctly decodes as a 1970 350 cid 2barrel 250HP with Powerglide.

4 barrel Intake manifold 6263751 decodes as a 1972 200HP intake. Date of B162 or Feb 16th, 1972.

Exhaust:

Stock truck Ram Horn exhaust manifolds

Blasted and coated with Eastwood High Temp Exhaust spray, cured in oven

True dual exhaust with rear quarter panel turn-outs and chrome tips (sounds great!)

Fel-Pro exhaust manifold donut/seals

New exhaust manifold stud and nut kits

Drivetrain:

New driveshaft u-joints installed (3) along with new carrier bearing.

Even has a driveshaft loop for safety

Suspension:

Rear coil spring (allows for larger tires versus the leaf spring trucks)

Rear sway bar

Long-arm rear coil suspensions are used in NASCAR

Rides nicer than leaf springs

Brakes

First-year 5-on-5" disk brakes, manual

New front rotors, calipers, hoses, fluid.

Original rare, factory stock rotors and pads go with sale.

Electrical:

New factory full-size starter

New Battery

New Positive and Ground cables

New alternator (*converted to Internally Regulated unit)

HEI ignition distributor (*converted from points)

AC Delco HEI wires

AC Delco plugs

New neutral safety switch, on steering column (original goes with sale)

New dash starter switch and keys (original cylinder goes with sale)

*Professional shop called Autocraft Specialties rewired truck for HEI ignition upgrade to eliminate points and converted it to an Internally Regulated alternator.

Fuel:

New Summit Racing 750 cfm Quadrajet with electric choke

(Previous rebuilt Quadrajet always ran too rich; it too goes with sale)

New stock mechanical fuel pump

New gas tank and sending unit (original tank goes with sale)

New gas cap and rubber fender seal

Factory air cleaner and truck style ring breather

Cooling:

New Aluminum Radiator, large 2-core (original radiator goes with sale)

Painted with Radiator Black to look stock

New reproduction stock plastic radiator shroud

New water pump

New upper/lower radiator and heater hoses

New heater core

Air Conditioning:

Factory dealer installed under-the-dash AC unit was left alone. The compressor and its brackets were already off when I purchased it and the lines were capped off. Many have inquired about buying just these AC parts off the truck, but they go with sale. All removed pieces are stored in a Rubbermaid container.

Interior:

New repo sill plates (not installed; originals go with sale)

Alpine stereo (ala ‘90s)

Camaro steering wheel (installed when purchased)

New gas tank and sending unit

Bench seat was reupholstered before I purchased it (one small cigarette burn)

New glovebox liner

Tires and Wheels

Stock truck 15x7" Rally wheels with trim rings and caps.

Tires are older, though sport good tread, with 225-70-15 tires.

I kept the stock look, so anyone could add new tires or mount larger aftermarket rims.

Wiring/Electrical

A professional wiring expert (Autocraft Specialties, MN) spent several days converting the engine bay to an HEI distributor (full 12 volts) and switching the new alternator to an internally regulated model for better performance and reliability.

Exterior

Truck body is as I bought it. I haven't touched the exterior, trim, or Cheyenne badges. It was repainted in the ‘90s in the same factory paint scheme (553 White/Hugger Orange), which is listed on sticker. The floorboards show the original paint, as did the firewall. Inside, I pulled out the bench seat when the gas tank was installed, but it is the same as I bought it. It also has a black headliner with trim.

The VIN on the glove box sticker matches the truck's VIN. The glove box sticker does not list the RPO Cheyenne option code. Cheyenne trim may have been added during repaint in early ‘90s.

This truck could be considered a "Barn Find" even though it was stored in a garage. It has lower mileage and was parked for years. Everything was gone through to make it roadworthy, reliable and safe.

It has just less than 69,000 original miles on it. It deserves to be driven daily now.

Tachometer was installed and wired up.

A mechanical choke cable can be seen on the firewall in some pictures, but the Quadrajet was converted to electric choke to be more efficient and for better drivability.

In the bed, there is a rubber mat. There are some dried stains on it, but it protects the metal floor.

There are only a few issues:

No Door locks or door keys (purchased truck without any keys). I ordered new door cylinder lock kit with keys, not installed (goes with sale).

Tailgate won't latch; uses a bungee cord.

Tires are older, could use a new set.

Interior dome light doesn't work (there aren't door switches or buttons even).

Oil pressure gauge not hooked up (bought pressure line, not installed).

Heater core is not operational. New heater core installed, but hoses are capped for now.

Rear emergency brake cables inoperable. They rattled on custom dual exhaust pipes, so they were wire-tied to frame, out of the way.

Many people think it looks like the famous '70 Farm Truck from the popular Street Outlaws TV show. The '71 model has a better looking grill and has 5-on-5" bolt pattern wheels and front disk brakes.

This C10 is very reasonably priced and it will sell. On eBay there are trucks all rusted out with 20" wheels getting over 10K. By comparison, this truck is cleaner, stock and not hacked up. If you want a stock, good-looking truck with a good running drivetrain, this is it.

LOW RESERVE and it will sell. Thistruck can't be beat for price- everything is new!

Yes, this is a long listing. I'd rather give bidders the most accurate, up-to-date details. That is why I have a 100% Feedback score, with many compliments to my shipping and professionalism. Bid confidently knowing I'm not a dealer who flips cars to make money.

I have receipts worth thousands of dollars, over 2 grand alone since last fall in rebuilt transmission, heater core, gas tank, carburetor, and more. Just spent $300 on front brakes alone. Many extras thrown in.

Not enough space forces the sale. I won't store it outside.

Just drove this truck non-stop for 50-miles. Temp gauge stays exactly ¾, no issues.

I encourage all bidders to stop by and inspect the truck and email or contact me with any further questions at 612-819-4804 or 763-443-4965. I can only list so many pictures on ebay.

A $750 non-refundable deposit by PayPal is due within 24 hours of the winning bid. I may add a "Buy It Now" price. Winning bidder must contact me within 48 hours to arrange for pickup/delivery. Balance is due within 7 days of auction close.

Thank you for viewing this auction.

Anyone interested can call or email me anytime about the truck and what's installed. I have a 100% positive feedback score and want to make sure all potential bidders are well informed.

Thank you for looking.

On Apr-17-17 at 17:51:49 PDT, seller added the following information:

Some more information:
Just pulled the rear drums off to check the brakes, which are in nice shape. The drums even had factory sticker code THA on them, which denotes a stock 3.07 rear gear ratio. Even with the 3.07 gears, the 350 V8 is surprisingly fast off the line.
This truck was NOT driven in the winter and stored indoors when not in use.
I drive this truck all the time and wouldn't hesitate to do so. This is a turn-key driver.