Revive the Spirit of the Phantom 1971 Chevy C10 and Make It Your Own -121

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘴. 𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘏𝘺𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘪 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘻 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘶𝘹𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦.

This was different in the early 70s. Back then, pickup trucks weren’t so much status symbols as they were the sturdy backbone of the American industrial machine.

You know, before all the jobs fizzled away and pickup trucks became Bentleys on the inside. This particular 1970 Chevy C10 Longbed for sale out of Silver Spring, Maryland, never bothered with any of this luxury business. At least, by modern standards.

This half-ton truck with a 127-inch (3,225.8-mm) wheelbase and extended cargo bed was as honest of a work truck as was ever built in the United States. Just like the Toyota Hilux in Asia and Europe, the C10 prided itself on affordability and reliability to push sales.

At some point down the line, this truck’s OEM 350 V8 was replaced with a 283-cubic inch (4.6-liter) V8. No word on why this was done, but it’s a pretty neat attribute all the same. The odometer now reads 100,000 miles (almost 161,000 kilometers).

According to the seller, this C10 is the lauded, top-of-the-line Cheyenne trim level. Complete with front power disk brakes, leather seats, optional two-tone paint, and a nice color-keyed headliner, among other goodies.

It’s no modern Chevy Silverado on the inside, especially after 50 years of rot. But if you ask us, there are plenty of lesser pickup trucks out there less deserving of a full restoration than this C10 that have already gotten the treatment. Besides, according to the seller, it’s running and driving.

That said, we hope you’re handy with a set of wrenches, as the above-mentioned front brake calipers aren’t quite what you’d call operational. But, with the right owner and the right set of tools, this derelict C10 could become a wicked cool restomod one day. At a price of $2,500, it’s a nice, low cost of entry.

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