NEW SUMMIT CRATE 383 V8, FRESH 700R4, 12-BOLT, PWR STEER/BRAKES, SLICK PAINT!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: C10
- Type: Pickup (Truck)
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 3,904
- VIN: CE10DBA15746
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 350 V8 Crate
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Other
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 GMC C10
Here at Streetside Classics, we're often able to spot trends before they become widespread, just by watching what our inventory does. And lately, trucks like this 1969 GMC C10 have been red hot, perhaps suggesting that these handsome trucks are finally coming into their own as legitimate collector pieces. Of course, it's hard to argue against them when they look this good and still offer a measure of practicality that most hobby vehicles can't touch.
The short bed/regular cab setup is by far the most popular today, combining rugged good looks with the most compact and lightweight body style. This one is finished in basic black paint that looks elegant and sophisticated, without distracting from the original design's clean lines. Forget all the extra trim that came with the upscale trucks, or the sometimes questionable two-tone paint schemes, this one simply offers a quality paint job over straight, clean sheetmetal. There's that single strip of stainless trim that bisects the bodywork, and that really makes it look sleek. A few dress-up items, like the chrome bumpers and grille inserts, certainly improve the looks, and the silver-painted GMC letters on the tailgate are a traditional touch that works well. The fully refinished bed is protected by a very neatly applied spray-in bedliner, so you can actually use this truck as a truck when the need arises.
In the same way the exterior has been given a modest makeover to disguise the truck's blue-collar roots, the same can be said inside where the vinyl bench has been upgraded to a pair of late-model buckets with comfortable cloth upholstery. Black carpets soften the environment and help control noise levels, and the metal dash and door panels have been painted to match the bodywork then fitted with OEM-style door panels. A center console from a late model offers some secure storage and a pair of cup holders. The factory gauges have been replaced by Dakota Digital setup that fits perfectly and looks fantastic in the chrome panel. The dash also hosts an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit that sounds great in the well-insulated cabin. The last details are a custom Grant wheel and a Lokar shifter that make it feel modern yet vintage at the same time.
Sometime simple is better, and the mechanicals in this truck have proven themselves over the years. The fresh Summit Racing 350 cubic inch crate engine is built to run with an .040 overbore, aluminum heads, and a Comp Cams bumpstick inside. Up top, there's an Edelbrock intake manifold with a big Holley 4-barrel carb, plus an aluminum radiator with a big electric fan to keep it all cool. It's quite nicely detailed with chrome and black paint being the dominant theme, with a few splashes of Chevy Orange showing through. Power steering and power brakes are nice additions to a vehicle weighing nearly 4000 pounds, and the long-tube headers feed a brand new exhaust system that sounds awesome. The transmission is a fresh 700R4 4-speed automatic spinning the 12-bolt rear end and the brakes were completely rebuilt with new lines, hoses, shoes, drums, and cylinders. And who doesn't love those 15-inch Rally wheels with fat 255/70/15 truck radials that are suitably beefy.
Complete with service receipts, this C10 represents a great way to get into the hobby, and is a practical way to drive a cool old vehicle that everybody will respect. Call today!