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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

1970s goodness capable of hauling more than just your car

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck. This 454-powered dually has covered 34K miles since new and transfers that power via a four-speed manual transmission. Its chassis is reinforced with the Camper Special heavy-duty suspension plus aluminum running boards, auxiliary lighting and Holmes 440 wrecker setup with articulating hook arm. Included in the sale are a torch set, chains, straps and additional tow equipment. Finished in orange with a white roof over an original saddle vinyl interior, this C30 tow truck is offered with the aforementioned items and clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.

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1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

This Chevrolet C30 was configured in its early days with Holmes 440 wrecker equipment. The orange paint is complemented by contemporary tri-color striping. Towing equipment consists of a power take-off setup with a winch and articulating hook arm. Exterior features include auxiliary front lighting, cab clearance lights, Camper Special badging, diamond-plate running boards, tow mirrors and rear mud flaps. The seller notes that there is damage to the passenger front fender, and a small rust bubble at the base of one fender.

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1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

Steel 16-inch wheels with polished Bowtie-branded polished wheelcovers up front and a dual-axle setup in the rear are wrapped in newer Firestone tires.

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1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

The original upholstery is a saddle and brown two-tone vinyl bench seat with complementary door panels and dash pad. Woodgrain veneer accent the dashboard, which includes a heater, push-button AM radio, folding seatback and sliding rear window. The driver side of the seat shows wear consistent with age as shown in the photos.

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1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

Instrumentation includes a 100-mph speedometer, 5K-rpm tachometer and auxiliary gauges for voltage, fuel level, oil pressure and coolant temperature. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 34K miles, which the seller states is actual.

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454cid V8 big-block engine

The 454 big-block reportedly runs well, has been recently serviced and is free of smoke or leaks. Torque is fed to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted four-speed manual.

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1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck

Photos showing the underside are available in the photo gallery. The Service Parts Identification sticker denotes that this truck received heavy-duty brakes.

The seller has provided a walkaround and test-drive video, which can be seen in the photo gallery.

This 1974 Chevrolet C30 tow truck ends on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.

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