1969 Chevrolet C10 CST
The quest for a classic '60s truck that's been brought back to top form while still retaining all of its vintage charm and then some, yet is still well-optioned enough to make a fine daily driver seems pretty daunting, but this 1969 Chevrolet C10 CST checks all the boxes. It's wearing a great looking exterior that exudes serious curb appeal and features both a super sharp, comfortable interior and a drivetrain that's been fully restored and is running with confidence inspiring smoothness. The two-tone black and white color scheme this '69 now wears not only provides a suitable vintage look - many of its counterparts left the assembly line dressed in a similar manner - but it's also a very strong paint job in its own right, with a deep shine and no glaring blemishes anywhere in sight. This was a skillful, thorough restoration. Up front, the arrow straight front grille sits between the vibrant blue Chevy bowtie on the nose of the hood just above and a new-looking bumper below. The sturdy foundation of this classic truck has served it well - after nearly a half century of service, it shows no signs of sagging or warpage and its body panel alignment looks strong from all angles - C10s of this era feature two sets of body trim running their entire length and even a close inspection will show just how level that trim is as the fenders transition to the doors and then the bed area. The interior has a "stock plus" look to it, with a bench seat at its center that's been recovered in black vinyl sporting eye-catching houndstooth check cloth accents. It's well padded and very comfortable and the integrated cup holders in the lower cushion are a very cool touch! Just in front of the Chevy-badged steering wheel, the dash area really looks nice, featuring a cluster full of clear, fresh-looking gauges encircled by bezels that look like they've recently been replaced. Just above, the dash pad also looks fairly new and shows no cracks or warpage - a welcome sight with UV-sensitive black upholstery. If you find yourself behind the wheel on an unusually hot day, it'll be no cause for concern - the air conditioning unit features a new condenser and is blowing strong and cold. The bed area in back features a sturdy liner that's performed its protective duties well, so you'll find no signs of damage on its walls or inner wheel houses - you'd be hard-pressed to detect even a scuff from shifting cargo. Raise the contoured hood on this classic and you'll be greeted by one very well-detailed engine compartment, at the center of which rests 350 cubic inch V8 which is believed to be its original. It's been dressed up nicely with a black Edelbrock air cleaner and a pair of matching valve covers and carries an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake manifold for some added power, along with a pair of ceramic coated headers to maximize its exhaust efficiency. An oversized radiator sits up front to help keep engine temperatures down in more demanding conditions. The powerplant is running with all the smoothness you'd want in a frequent driver and teams with the also-believed-to-be-original TH350 3 speed automatic transmission that's shifting with precision. Power steering makes navigating this vintage truck easy, while power brakes that feature discs up front offer dependable stops as this unusually sharp representative of the late '60s cruises on its set of 15" stock Chevy wheels wrapped with Cooper Cobra G/T radials. Looking great and running strong, this 1969 Chevrolet C10 CST represents a combination of vintage appeal and road-readiness that's hard to find. Call today!