Turquoise Thriftmaster: 1964 Chevrolet K10 – SOLD!
December 13th Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this Chevy K10 deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!” While this one got away, if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.
Most vintage Chevrolet trucks we find from the mid-sixties are two-wheel-drive “C” models, so it’s always a treat to find a feature-worthy four-wheel-drive “K” model such as this 1964 K10 long bed first listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Owensville, Ohio (Cincinnatti). Claimed to be a very solid Oklahoma survivor truck with only 36K original miles, the current caretaker has it listed for $19,500. The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places that asking price between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $14,975 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $24,875. Conversely, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool is much more generous, as this private seller has his K10 priced between the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $11,700 and the #3 “Good” appraisal of $23,300. This guide confirms prices for these first-generation C/K Chevys continues to rise.
Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light-duty pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone were the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2, and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A “C” in front of the series number designates a two-wheel-drive while a “K” denotes a four-wheel-drive model such as the truck featured here. Chevrolet introduced a coil-spring front suspension for 1963 along with roller bearing front hubs. For 1964, stylists modified the cab by eliminating the “wraparound” windshield incorporating a new front grille design. While engineers added a number of subtle interior changes, the basic body design remained in use through 1966.
We came across this 1964 Chevrolet Truck Line commercial on YouTube that followed Bonanza episodes from the period that featured Hoss from the show:
This K10 has a lot going for it that the next caretaker could drive as is or complete an easy restoration that would likely make them a tidy profit as this truck segment continues to be red hot. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Basic Info: 1/2 Ton, 4WD, 283 V8/4 Speed Manual w/granny gear, Long Bed, Manual steering/brakes This truck is extremely solid, drive as-is or easily restore, Original Oklahoma Truck, shows 36k miles Will consider trades of equal value or trade + cash. Clear Ohio Title In Hand . This Truck is Extremely Rare and sought after if interested call 5 one 3 7 one 8 0 seven 00 best to call and we can talk. Thanks“
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