1969 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside
FLEETSIDE (STANDARD SIDE) BEDS: Most trucks have standard side, also known as fleetside beds. These truck beds have an essentially straight exterior shape and the rear wheels of the truck are located within the truck bed under the wheel wells on either side of the bed.
For consignment a very nicely restored 1969 long bed Fleetside Chevrolet. Consigner states the truck was an original 3-owner (same family) truck. Grandfather was original owner, then to grandson, then to father who did a total restoration in 2012, and I might add a beautiful job of it. An excellent example with a nice color combination.
A former work truck for a woodworker, this truck is still a worker, but if you are fussy about marring it, then you may want to just retire. Beautiful straight steel panels, nice gaps, all covered in YN 1994 Ford Truck color of Silver…Hi Ho! A wonderful White Oak bed trades off with clean shining bed mountings between the oak, and the combination is pristine and visual eye candy. A single row of steak body wood is mounted to the top of the bed and can be removed for any configuration you may need. This too is fabricated in oak. An all correct front grille is beneath a blue bowtie embellished near perfect hood. Badging throughout is good, as well as chrome. Utilitarian blackwall tires hub capped with standard Chevrolet covers adds to the worker bee look. No Bling here, just all business.
The original interior in Turquoise is sprayed on the Standard C10 dash, and stamped door panels, within which are beautiful chromed cranks and handles, and a hefty black arm rest. A very nicely restored front bench in green, stretches from door panel to door panel, and will seat 4 comfortably, although there are only seat belts for 2. A matching green padded dash is atop of the gauge cluster and glovebox and shows no cracks or faults. The original steering wheel spins in front of the 3 on the tree shifter. Utilitarian rubber floor mats are below the bench and are presenting very clean. Above is a turquoise painted metal ceiling with 2 green sun visors, and a rear cabin light.
Open the hood, and you are met with just a beautiful engine bay and engine restoration in the form of a numbers matching 307ci V8. This is attached to the original Saginaw manual transmission and topped by a 2-barrel carburetor. Absolutely correct, and very well done in orange and black with supple rubber tubes, belts, and no corrosion. Wonderful!
In a word…stellar! Slight surface rust, but mostly black sturdy steel framing a good solid undercarriage. A 12-bolt rear, and newly restored drum brakes are noted underneath.
When you are dealing with an item that has family history, there is always a significance factor that comes into play when you are working to keep a memory or an item of interest alive. This restoration proves that, as it was meticulously preformed, and now ready for years of more work, or just going to shows…make room on the mantle for trophies.
T-Tarrytown NY Assy Plant
800867-Sequential Unit Number