Chevrolet C10 Custom Fleetside Pickup
Regarding its new truck line, Chevrolet stated that it was “the most significant cab and sheet metal styling change in Chevrolet history.” Simple yet elegant, the new style, which would last through 1972, had excellent proportions and was completely devoid of excess décor.
This lovely ’72 pickup, last of the style, has had a no-expense-spared restoration that added a few subtle custom touches. Originally a North Dakota truck, it is arrow-straight with a professionally-rebuilt 350 engine and a Turbo 350 Hydra-Matic transmission. It rides on American Racing wheels shod with B.F. Goodrich radial tires. It has a 12-bolt open rear end with the twin-link coil spring suspension for an excellent ride and a generous load capacity. Jeweled headlights, chrome bumpers and guards, and a box with a varnished wood floor, chrome rails, and a black toneau cover make this truck very special. Glass pack dual exhausts ensure that it sings with a mellow baritone note. One of the nicest available, it is sure to please.
250 bhp, 350 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Turbo 350 Hydra-Matic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with coil spring trailing arm suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper