Lot 168 - 1970 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Shortbed
|£18,000 - £26,000
- Rotisserie restoration in America in 2018
- Finished in its original colour of Anvil Grey
- Powered by a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8
The Chevrolet C/K series of trucks were manufactured by General Motors from the 1960 until 2002. Marketed by both the Chevrolet and GMC divisions, the C/K series encompassed a wide range of vehicles. While most associated with pickup trucks, the model line also included chassis-cab trucks and medium-duty trucks and served as the basis for GM full-size SUVs. Through its entire production, the model line competed directly against the Ford F-Series and the Dodge D series (later the Dodge Ram pickup). The second generation was introduced for the 1967 model year and would be available until 1972, largely retaining its drop centre ladder frame but with a re-designed body to improve the models capability of being used for a wider range of vehicles. Options such as automatic transmission, AM/FM radio, carpets and two-tone paint were also made available.
This particularly eye-catching example is a rare shortbed Stepside, which only made up around 5% of the C10 pickup truck production in 1970. The Stepside variants are favoured due to their box rear arches, which give the trucks excellent road presence. Our vendor purchased and imported this truck in 2020 from a specialist based in Florida and has enjoyed it regularly since. The truck is in excellent order following an extensive rotisserie restoration in 2018, during which it was finished in its original colour of Anvil Grey. This C10 is fitted with a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 mated to a automatic transmission, which we are told shifts smoothly and suits the truck perfectly. The rear bed floor has been very tastefully refinished in wood and has a removeable tonneau cover with gas struts, so it can be tilted up for loading and unloading. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an independent pre-purchase inspection, which our vendor had carried out prior to purchase in America. Consignor Fraser Smith
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