Rounded Line: 1981 Chevrolet C10 Silverado SWB – NOW $19,995

by | Jul 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

July 17, 2021 Update – Making this short bed Square Body C10 even more enticing is the fact the seller just lowered their asking price to $19,995 from the original ask of $21,500.

Chevrolet’s third generation of C/K trucks, known these days as the company’s “Square Body” truck, are one of the hottest classics you can buy right now. Prices for these vary widely depending on equipment. At the top of the pile are Silverado-Trimmed, short-bed C10s such as this Nordic Blue and Siler two-tone beauty we spotted here on Craigslist in Sanborn, New York (Buffalo) that appears to be a properly restored example offered at $19,995 currently ($21,500 was the original ask). Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Silverado priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $17,100 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $29,000.

While enthusiasts today call this generation of Chevy Trucks Square Bodies, back in the day the C/K line of trucks was known internally as the “Rounded Line” because the trucks were designed with a number of advanced aerodynamic features to help improve fuel economy.  With a newer paint job on a reported rust-free Arkansas truck, based on both the pictures and detailed description, there is a lot to like about this nicely equipped C10 that makes a less expensive and candidly better-looking alternative to what Chevrolet is pitching these days.  If you are serious about buying this classic Square Body, you can start the conversation by calling the seller at (716) 609-3311.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their C10 featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Excellent example of a short bed squarebody pickup. Awesome looks, a definite head-turner, featuring the Silverado options package! Super solid Southern truck out of Arkansas that practically qualifies as a survivor vehicle. Absolutely no rust anywhere – amazing.

Original drivetrain and sheet metal. Correct #’s matching engine. A very original truck. Well cared for 5.0L 305-V8 engine and THM 350 automatic transmission.

Factory A/C, power steering, power front disc brakes. Nicely equipped Silverado model with correct badging and interior finish out. Interior shows immaculate having newer bench seat upholstery, window felts, and door panels. All new carpet installed over a rust free original floor featuring multiple layers of heat shield and sound insulation. New Retrosound Laguna radio and 4 stereo speakers.

Nicely detailed engine, engine bay, and undercarriage. New A/C compressor, power steering pump, radiator, gas tank, windshield, motor mounts, hood insulator, belts, wires, plugs, etc..

Exterior paint is newer and shot in a matte finish. Original brightwork, chrome, and stainless all in good to very good condition. The combination of the matte finish, two-tone paint scheme, and brightwork provide an awesome look that definitely attracts attention. The bed features its original paint offering a rust-free patina’d look.

This truck is an absolutely amazing show-stopper and gains attention everywhere it goes. Overall excellent condition throughout and ready to roll……..will not disappoint. These trucks are extremely popular, fun to own and drive, and going up in value every day. Here’s your chance to own a really nice one…

Exterior: Code 30 Nordic Blue metallic / Silver
Interior: Dark blue​

Show or go: what would you do with this restored Square Body?  Comment below and let us know!


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