With its ultra sharp exterior returned to absolute top form and plenty of potent power standing eagerly by under its hood, this 1978 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne is a sterling representative of its manufacturer's line of sturdy workhorses. It's only ventured 2000 miles since its restoration and offers a rock solid driving experience to go along with its stellar curb appeal.
The precise workmanship lavished upon this C10 is obvious at first glance. All the restoration boxes have been checked here, from the painstaking accuracy that's led to a laser straight exterior configuration, to the application of high impact black paint that's in great shape, with an appealing shine and consistently smooth texture everywhere you look. This shade is often susceptible to showing any imperfections the exterior might be carrying, but there are none to be worried about here. As testimony to how thorough and precise this revitalization process was, the body panels on this classic Chevy were painted both inside and out, and the crystal clear glass surrounding the cabin is protected by new rubber seals for maximum protection from the elements. The collection of chrome worn by this truck is nice and clean - in front, the prominent grille looms over a clean and unblemished bumper, while in back, the signature chrome panel really pops against its dark surroundings.
The fresh blue interior is the perfect accompaniment to what's on display outside, with a crushed velour split bench seat with a fold down center section that offers bucket-like support for driver and passenger alike and is straddled by a pair of thoroughly refurbished door panels, with an expanse of color matched carpet below that's in very clean condition. Open and shut those doors and you'll hear a reassuringly solid thud that's even more obvious than you'd anticipate - the door shells are insulated for protection from road and exterior noise, as well as improved temperature retention. Farther forward, an assembly of digital gauges looks right at home while illuminating the cabin. With the AM/FM/Cassette stereo pairing with a CD changer mounted behind the driver's seat, you'll have no shortage of audio options and a pair of aftermarket speakers have been recessed into the doors to improve sound quality. The air conditioning system is running in absolutely top form - now armed with a new condenser and evaporator, it blows cold and strong. In back, the bed area is well-protected by spray in liner and you'll see a box near its center carrying additional weight to maximize traction at the rear wheels.
Ample eager power comes via a 350 cubic inch crate engine that's been equipped with an Edelbrock intake manifold and a 4 barrel carb to maximize its output as it sits in an orderly compartment surrounded by hoses and belts that were just recently replaced. The engine is pulling strong and sounding great, exhaling into a pair of Hedman headers leading to its aftermarket dual exhaust as it teams with a smooth-shifting 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission. In the interest of increased dependability, the gas tank was also thoroughly cleaned and coated with POR-15 for optimum corrosion protection. Smooth power steering makes this pickup easy to maneuver, while power brakes that feature discs up front bring it to dependable, prompt stops as it rolls on its set of 15” custom chrome wheels with spinner centers that are wrapped with Pathfinder HT tires.
Benefitting from a thorough restoration and running strong, this 1978 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne would be the perfect acquisition for the truck enthusiast who prizes a combination of vintage appeal and reassuringly solid drivability. Call today!