The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Chevrolet C10 that the private seller in Grapevine, Texas, says was built up for long-distance travel, but is equally comfortable for short trips.
Advertised on ClassicCars.com, the truck is a long-bed pickup in Rosewood metallic brown, which the seller notes was a 1971 General Motors color option.
The fiberglass bed “topper” also is of 1971 vintage and “makes the truck quieter, and unlike most, does not leak,” the seller assures. “It is excellent for camping, or just keeping your stuff safe and dry.”
The seller also has a camping tent available that goes over the back of the bed cap with the tailgate and hatch open. The truck also has been equipped with a sliding rear window.
The truck’s fuel-injected 350cid V8 engine was rebuilt by the previous owner, the seller notes. New, however, is a Tremec TKO-600 5-speed manual transmission, 12-inch clutch and new flywheel and driveshaft, and a custom interior with bucket seats, console and dashboard with tach.
The truck also has power steering, power front disc brakes, new rear drums, new electrical wiring, interval wipers and a new washer system, right- and rear-view cameras.
The truck has been driven 5,000 miles since the mechanical restoration and modifications were finished in December 2016.
“This truck was built for long distance driving, camping, and practical things like picking up 4×8 sheets of plywood,” the seller reports. “Starts every time, drives well, stops well, cruises on highway well.
“My fuel mileage 14-18 MPG. Generally, 15-16 in town. Road 65-70 mph cruise 17-18.”
Included with the truck are “many new spares,” including a CPP front sway bar kit, door latch hardware, black dash pad and interior door panels. Also included is the “Brownell jig” for alignment of the transmission to the engine and clutch.
The seller adds that the truck originally had a 283cid V8 and Powerglide transmission. The previous owner installed the rebuilt 350 with Turbo Hydramatic transmission.
“On inspection of the undercarriage and body, I determined that this truck did not require a full restoration,” the seller reports. “The body and chassis is in amazingly good shape, even for a 20-year-old truck, much less a 50-year-old truck. The only rust is a longer-term problem in both lower rockers that will take many years to become an issue worth repairing.”