SEMA Seen: Centennial-celebration 1967 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck

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1967 Chevy C-10 pickup gets centennial treatment | Larry Edsall photos

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series showcasing vintage vehicles on display this week at the 2018 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.)

During the 2018 model year, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a truck manufacturer. (The first “Chevy” trucks actually were built a couple of years earlier, when assembly plant workers modified some cars to turn them into parts-hauling pickups.)

Since the official launch of the first production Chevy trucks for 1918, more than 85 million bowtie-badged trucks have gone from assembly lines to customers’ homes and businesses, the company announced Monday evening at its annual pre-SEMA Show media reveal of concept and new production vehicles.

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

Among those vehicles were the official centennial-edition Silverado and Colorado pickup trucks and a 1967 C-10 that Chevrolet also customized as part of its 100-year celebration.

Chevrolet Centennial Emblem
Centennial badge

Like the 2018 Silverado and Colorado centennial vehicles, the 1967 truck wears special Centennial Blue exterior paint and a historic version of the Chevrolet bowtie emblem.

It also rides on lowered suspension, and on 20-inch wheels, and draws its propulsion from a 404-horsepower ZZ6 small-block V8 crate engine linked to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Bed

1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Cab

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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