This is a 1972 Chevrolet C10 truck. It is a Custom 10 series. The truck would be a great shop truck, drive while you restore or just a cool old everyday driver. The truck is still in the name of the buyer from back in March of 72. Yes, that would make it a one owner. The odometer shows 04,203. We are, by no means, trying to pass this truck off as only having 4,000 original miles. Common sense would make it 104,000 miles.
The truck has a good running small block, we assume it is a 350, with factory cast iron exhaust manifolds. It has a cast iron intake manifold as well but has had a Holley 600 carburetor installed. Carb works great on the stock small block, really responsive. It has also been upgraded to a later model HEI distributor so there are no issues with points and condenser. Has a new fuel pump and power steering pump. The fan shroud is busted, but most of them this old are. A new one is readily available through several aftermarket suppliers. The truck runs down the road like it should, shifts out , rides and drives like all these old trucks do.
A few issues, nothing major, to cover before we go on. The heater core leaks, again, available at any local parts store. There is no radio but it has not been cut out for an aftermarket cd player. The dome light works, is missing the lens. Seat cover is torn, but is still on the seat. That is the small odds and ends.
Now for the bigger things. It does not have a tailgate. The hinges are there, just not a tailgate. It has typical rust on the cab corners and rocker panels. There is a strip of rust through on the bed floor. The grill is bent up. The hood has a wad of body filler. The fenders have bumps and bruises, as do the bedsides. It has been used as a truck during its life and it does show wear and tear, but it is still all there and has not been cobbled up.
The good news. The doors open and close freely. It has the good outside mirrors, they look to be original. The doors do NOT have those awful speaker holes cut into them. The lights and wipers work. The sunvisos are still there. There is NO rust above the windshield where the visors attatch. I know you saw the cool era correct wooden steering wheel and the owner,, ?,, fabbed wooden arm rests.
The truck has a new, yes new, set of 10 inch wide white spokes with BF Goodrich tires. The brakes stop the truck like they should. It steers effortlessly like these trucks do. It is just a cool old truck.
Does it have some wear and tear,, yes. Is it a neat old truck that you could drive as is, drive while you restore or make a personalized shop truck, oh yeah. The cool thing about these old trucks is, everybody has parts for them. Tell you what, do the buy it now and I will include another hood (in much better shape, just not the one that came with this truck) and a good driver quality grill (again, in much better shape, just not the one that came with this truck). Thanks and good luck.