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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1969 Chevrolet K10

Blue big-block with a bowtie

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1969 Chevrolet K10 Pickup.

I’m all about multi-tasking. Why not get a classic car that can also earn its keep around the house or workshop? At a certain point, just about everyone can relate to the need for having to haul a piece of furniture, a few bags of mulch, or an ATV around town. This Chevy truck proves that you can you can put in work and still look classy at the same time. The truck is being sold by a dealer in Gladstone, Oregon, and the auction ends on Monday.

Chevrolet’s popular full-sized C/K-Series of pickup trucks first launched in 1960 and remained on the market until 2002 when it was replaced by the Silverado lineup. By the late 1960s, the C/K was in its second generation and took on the nickname “Action Line.” It seems the majority of these trucks were optioned in two-wheel-drive configurations, so finding a clean four-wheel-drive is getting to be exceedingly rare. The C/K nomenclature, by the way, is derived from that distinction (C for the two-wheel-drive trucks, and K for the four-wheel-drive variants).

Some of Chevrolet’s marketing materials called this truck an “Action Hero,” and for good reason. The engineering behind it was to enhance the capability of light-duty and medium duty trucks – and the result was met with great success.

Today’s nicely-restored featured truck borrows a few elements from the muscle car era, including Rally wheels, a dual exhaust system, and houndstooth-upholstered bucket seats. The selling dealer has included nearly 100 detailed photos, including the underside which looks equally as clean as the body itself. The body has nice lines and the brightwork has plenty of luster. The grippy Maxxis Razr MT tires look aggressive enough to tackle challenging terrain.

Although the front fenders are badged with 396 emblems, power under the hood originates with a 402cid big-block V8 mated to a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission. Further, the engine bay is upgraded with a set of chrome valve covers, a four-barrel carburetor, and a chrome air cleaner housing.

All-in-all, for 55 years old, this blue pickup is looking pretty fresh, and the mechanical components are well-sorted. It seems there isn’t much left to do with it besides drive and enjoy. It would look as eye-catching at the hardware store as it would in a local parade. Win-win, I say.

The auction for this 1969 Chevrolet K10 ends Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine, KSLCars.com, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Perfect generation, perfect color and model! Just beautiful and perfect all around, now if I had the wallet to match right now. Thanks for the eye candy at least

  2. I actually bid on this truck on the auction lost it to some guy in Illinois but then he didn’t get the truck either cuz it did not meet the reserve then I believe the gentleman in Illinois but a red truck out of Montana and I bought a blue and white one out of South Carolina for half the price

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