Lot 178 - 1972 Chevrolet Fleetside C10 Pick-up
|Odometer reading||64,296 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
On 3rd November 1911, Swiss racing driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit with William C. Durant and investment partners William Little and Dr. Edwin R. Campbell. Actual design work for the first Chevy, the costly Series C Classic Six, was drawn up by Etienne Planche, following instructions from Louis. The first C prototype was ready months before Chevrolet was actually incorporated. However the first actual production wasn't until the 1913 model. Louis Chevrolet had differences with Durant over design and in 1914 sold Durant his share in the company. By 1916, Chevrolet was profitable enough with successful sales of the cheaper Series 490 to allow Durant to repurchase a controlling interest in General Motors. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant became president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM as a separate division.
The C/K model range was Chevrolet and GMC's full-size pickup truck line, running from 1960 until 2002 in the United States. This C10 Pick-up was registered in 1972 and has recently been restored to a very high standard. The gold and white paintwork is excellent and the black trim is in equally good order and contrasts with the exterior colour well. The meticulous vendor has advised she drives well with no known faults. Shod on virtually new Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tyres, this Chevrolet Pick-up is supplied with a UK V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate. A handsome, yet perfectly useable Pick-up and arguably better than when it left the factory.
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