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Nice original C-10 283ci small block three speed manual

Make: Chevrolet
Model: C-10
Type: Pickup Truck
Trim: --
Year: 1966
Mileage: 17086
VIN: C1546A127680
Color: Saddle
Engine: 283 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Fawn
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1966 Chevrolet C-10 -- Additional Info:

Vintage trucks are extremely popular right now, and if this 1966 Chevrolet C10 is any indication, there's a bright future in old haulers. From the low-key paint to the smooth-running 283 under the hood, this cool pickup offers a great glimpse into what trucks were really like in the mid-1960s. 1966 was the last year for the Fleetside pickups introduced in 1960, which offered lower rooflines and a swept-back cab that offered industry-leading space and comfort, and we wouldn't see such ornate trucks ever again.
Finished in its original code 555 Saddle paint, this truck is a good-looking hauler that doesn't look like it's trying too hard. The Fleetside offered dramatic styling with lots of swoops and curves, as well as brilliant use of trim, and all of it remains 100% intact on this hauler. Other styling details include the wing-like lip at the back of the cab, which probably has no real function but looks really cool. Paint and bodywork are done to a good standard, and this truck will be right at home both at local shows and the local lumber yard on a Saturday afternoon. These were well-made rugged machines from new, so it shouldn't be surprising to find one this nice today, and very little bodywork seems to have been required to get it ready for the single repaint it enjoyed a few years ago. All the original trim remains, from the massive front bumper and delicate egg crate grille, to the cool cast trim piece behind the cab, to the polished stainless along the sides that is strongly reminiscent of the Impala SS trim from just a few years earlier. But if you need it to work, it's ready, with a wood-floor bed that's probably original and showing some age that means it's OK to throw your stuff in there without a second thought.
Trucks were austere machines when they were new, and this one seems pretty much the way they were back then with a few notable upgrades. The bench seat wears replacement upholstery that closely replicates the original cloth and vinyl, which is showing some wear but ties in perfectly with the matching headliner, gray dash and black rubber floor coverings. Padded dashes and door panels hadn't yet made it to the truck lines, so they've been finished in matching Fawn paint to give everything a uniform look and you'll be shocked to find that this one carries a working factory AM radio! The original gauges are a very cool setup with a single lens over all dials and the 3-speed manual transmission shifts well for an old-school feel.
We have every reason to believe that's the original, numbers-matching "High Torque" 283 cubic inch V8 under the hood, although such things matter less in a truck than in a Corvette. As a truck, function was chosen over style, so it runs a heavy-duty air cleaner, simple stamped valve covers, and correct Chevy Orange paint on the block, which looks fantastic. It runs beautifully with that smoothness that only '60s engines seem to demonstrate and it's so tight and eager to run that we have to believe it's completely stock. Manual steering and brakes are what you'd expect for a Kentucky farm truck, but it's easy to handle and there's evidence of conscientious maintenance throughout. The chassis is in good order with no signs of life in the rust belt and the single exhaust has just the right muted tone. Aftermarket aluminum wheels were fitted with 235/75/15 white-letter radials to give it a bit of a performance vibe.
This is a good, clean truck that can work all day and still clean up nicely for a night out on the town. Call today!