1972 CHEVY CHEYENNE SUPER C10 PICKUP TRUCK 402 AIR UNRESTORED SURVIVOR BARN FIND
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Cheyenne
- Type: Pickup Truck
- Trim: Cheyenne Super
- Color:Green and White
- Engine size:402 Big Block V8 Born With
- Number of cylinders:8
- Transmission:Turbo 400 Automatic
- Drive type: Rear 2WD
- Interior color: Green Houndstooth
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Chevrolet CheyenneBefore we begin, want you to know that like you, 'm a classic car and truck fanatic. I've also been an eBayer since 1998 and take pride in only receiving positive feedback over the last 17+ years. I've owned dozens of cars over the years and have made many sight unseen deals (many here on eBay) to buy or sell cars across the country.
In addition, strongly believe in the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words." The Internet has allowed us in our hobby to search for cars nationwide and it's my hope to make you as comfortable as possible with this purchase. I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to care for this truck for the last two years and I personally took all of the photographs and video (my sister helped with the videos).
Please sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the lengthy description, video links, nd 270+ photos of this incredibly special, rue survivor, orn-With Big Block / 400 Trans, actory Air, 972 Chevy Cheyenne Super Pickup.
How Does A Big Block Cheyenne Super Survivor Come Out Of The Woodwork?
I purchased this stunning Cheyenne Super from a gentleman in Iowa a couple years ago. He purchased it from the son of the owner who had it since 1975. My understanding is the 2nd owner was a farmer and saw the truck sitting on a Chevrolet OK Used Car lot way back in '75. The Dark Olive paint and Cheyenne Super package really caught his eye and he made a deal to bring the truck home from town.
With mileage in the low 30,000 range, he idea was to use this pickup as his "going to town" truck. However, the owner was used to driving straight-6 powered Chevy pickups and wasn't thrilled about the big block's gas mileage. Remember, his was the gas crunch and fuel was expensive! The truck was soon parked in the barn and was used sparingly for the next 25 years or so.
In the early 2000's, he elderly owner's son wisely decided to resurrect the Cheyenne Super. It was tuned up, ot some new tires, nd got back on the road. With mileage now in the 45,000 range, he truck started to see some car show and cruising duty.
Finally, n 2010 or 2011, he truck was sold to the gentleman I bought the truck from in Iowa.
What is consistent with all owners over the years is the understanding that this truck wasn't just another C10. Everyone understood how special this truck is and went to great lengths to honor its heritage and make sure it wasn't left to the elements.
In addition to the glove box SPID showing all options, have the original dealer inspection sheet for this truck. This piece of documentation is incredibly valuable, s it has the engine and transmission serial numbers on it, hich match the numbers in the photos I provide. I have no reason to believe this truck doesn't have its born-with drivetrain. Typically, his wouldn't be that important with a C10, ut since this is a big block truck, went through the work to show photos to document the born-with items.
I thoroughly enjoy driving this pickup whenever I get a chance. If you've read this far, ou know how hard it is to find a documented, nrestored, ig block, heyenne Super.
It's a true survivor, ell cared-for pickup, ith what I believe is 100% original paint and just over 53,000 miles. The factory Dark Olive and White two tone paint scheme is among the most attractive combinations on these Chevy trucks and I get compliments whenever this truck is driven.
I've attempted to be extremely careful with what I replaced on this truck, o I could honor its unrestored state. I've replaced items on this picked that absolutely needed it, ike: spark plugs, ires (correct date coded wires installed), orrect reproduction hoses, nd tires. However, 've gone to great lengths to keep this truck as unrestored as possible, o you'll see paint missing on the engine block and the wheel wells aren't going to be dark satin black. I've done the engine compartment paint & undercarriage detail route with cars in the past, ut I felt like this wasn't the right way to honor this truck's unrestored state. If the new owner decides to go in another direction, hat's completely their choice.
This wonderful pickup gets a ton of looks at local shows and cruise-ins and I also don't hesitate to drive it on longer, 0-90 mile round-trip cruises. The pickup starts, uns, nd drives very well.
The original, nbsp;single stage, ark Olive Metallic paint has been professionally conditioned and polished to a swirl-free gloss and shows VERY nicely. Note the photos showing the high level of reflection from the paint and note that indoor photos are also included to show how well the truck shines under fluorescent lights too.
Also notice throughout the photos that this original pickup has many original factory markings on the firewall, rake booster, lternator, prings, ie rod ends, tc! Although this truck was undercoated, 've been able to uncover a bunch of these original markings and more are bound to be discovered.
What makes this truck so special is its long list of scarce options and unrestored state. Take a peek at the photo of the SPID and see how well optioned this truck is! Factory options include:
- Cheyenne Super Package
- 402 Big Block (Chevy listed this as a 400)
- Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission
- 4 Season Air Conditioning (Blows Cold!!!)
- AM/FM Radio
- Wood Floor in Bed
- Tinted Glass
- Tach and Gauges
- Wheel Covers
- Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs
- Power Steering
- Heavy Duty Battery
To get this truck in shape to be driven more regularly, t has been treated to a full tune-up. This includes:
- · AC Delco plugs
- · date coded wires
- · cap
- · rotor
- · condenser
- · points
- · radiator hoses
- · heater hoses
- · belts
- · fuel filter
- · thermostat
New whitewall tires were also installed and have less than 200 miles on them.
I have receipts for most of these items.
The brake pads look good and the truck rides quite well. I don't believe the truck is in immediate need of mechanical work. However, he truck is 43 years old, o your interpretation of what might be needed may vary from mine.
The AC currently blows cold and still runs R12 refrigerant. I had the truck filled when I purchased it (4 lbs of R12) and it was about a pound and a half low this spring. It was topped off by a professional at that time.
The AM/FM radio works, s does the cruise control. The volt meter, il pressure, peedometer, nd tach gauges all work. The temp gauge is not working, ut I believe it needs a sending unit. I have it and will install it before selling. Also, he fuel gauge starting acting weird after I purchased the truck. I installed a new GM sending unit, ut this did not solve the problem. The gauge works, ut the gauge shows half full when the tank is full. The gauge then moves down from there.
The lights, irectionals, everse lights, nd brake lights currently work. The horn works too.
I've owned a bunch of survivors and early repaint vehicles in the past. I'm never too cocky to put absolutes on anything, ut I and several restoration experts agree that this truck is an untouched, riginal paint, urvivor. The truck sat indoors, o the paint has absolutely incredible shine and depth. It was treated to Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze paint conditioner, ollowed by #205 polish to bring the paint to a fathoms-deep shine.
Note in the photos the light surface bubbling starting in a few areas on this truck, hich I would consider incredibly normal for an unrestored vehicle. I haven't used any trick photography angles (we've all seen these clowns on eBay) to hide anything on the truck. What you see is what you'll see in person.
The Cheyenne woodgrain trim shows very well, as do the door handles, nd window trim. The chrome is survivor quality and has good shine, ut don't expect triple plated show chrome that we see on restored cars. Please note the original rivets holding the grill in place and note the small crack in inner grill. Correct Power Beam headlights still guide you home at night.
The factory tinted glass is VERY nice, ith just the windshield showing very light wear. Also note that the truck has two auxiliary fuel tanks installed on it, ut both have been disconnected and just the factory fuel tank feeds the big block.
The unrestored interior is as original as the exterior. The factory houndstooth seat cover is dynamite and shows just a little wear on the driver's side vinyl side piece. The carpet also shows minimal wear, long with the dash and headliner. the Cheyenne Super woodgrain trim is in great condition, nd the steering wheel shows wear consistent with a 53,000 mile truck. A spotlight has been installed since the 70s and an aftermarket cruise control system was installed too. The cruise worked last summer, ut forgot to try it when I put the ad together. Everything in the interior basically shows very well and is indicative of a truck that spent A LOT of time indoors. What else can I say?
Engine Compartment & Undercarriage
I really dig these unrestored old cars and trucks, o I resisted every temptation to start painting parts on this truck. It would have been easy (and still would if that's your style!) to do a complete engine compartment restoration for some added pop, ut I wanted to honor this survivor for what it is.
I haven't touched up anything, ther than replacing mechanical tune up parts. Even the underside of the hood has been degreased and waxed, ut not painted! The same goes for the air cleaner and inner fender wells. That's all original paint you see.
I explained above that the drivetrain is born-with, ut I haven't gone further with the truck. I'm assuming the Quadrajet and other items are original, ut I'm not interested in decoding every item on the truck. If you need me to check something, et me know.
The battery is a new reproduction from Battery Restorations, ot just a battery topper. Yes, he battery has been charged properly, ith a 10 amp charger.
Underneath, he truck has been lightly cleaned in areas, ut I again resisted painting the frame rails, heel wells, nd things like that. The best way I can describe the undercarriage is that's it's midwestern. There's some scale from the moisture in the air up here, ut it's obvious that this truck wasn't stored out in the elements.
The undercoating is original and you're not going to find a "black out" treatment with this truck. That's not how I wanted to honor this truck. Please take note of all the factory markings on this truck, hich is super cool!
Can You Drive It?
Well, hat's the point, ight?! This truck drives wonderfully and I think the next owner will be pleasantly surprised by how well it tracks and drives down the road. The truck has power steering and power brakes, hich helps its drivability tremendously.
The truck starts easily after setting the choke and sits on high idle for a minute or so. At that time, ou can kick down the quadrajet and the truck idles well. Seriously, t runs VERY, ERY well.
The Turbo 400 tranny shifts positively and without hesitation. I believe it's very healthy.
In addition, 've taken this truck on several longer drives (40+ miles each way) to weekend cruise-in's outside town. All I can say is that it's an absolute pleasure and does NOT feel like a lumber wagon like so many older pickups do. My sister shot the videos while we driving and even she commented on how comfortable the truck is. I think you'll be impressed.
There are 270 photos, videos, nd a lengthy description to help you out. BUT, on't hesitate to give me a call before 9:00 p.m. central time with any questions you might have. My name is Jeff and you can reach me at 414-940-8848. Thank you for taking the time to take a peek at my truck, appreciate it.
Sale Terms and Conditions
Please let the 270+ photos and 6 videos of this incredibly gorgeous Chevy Pickup make you comfortable with a purchase. However, on’t hesitate to call me with a specific question. Please remember that your bid is a COMMITMENT TO BUY this car. Because opinions of vintage cars and trucks can vary, lease have the truck inspected or inspect the truck in person PRIOR to purchasing. Any inspection fees are the responsibility of the bidder. I cannot stress enough that I am asking bidders to follow through on their commitment if you bid.
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Engine Compartment Photos