Baby Blue: 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – SOLD!

by | Oct 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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November 1, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Want to know the easy way to spot whether a first-generation Chevrolet C10 Stepside has been modified? Look for the missing driver’s side spare tire and the dished wheel supporting it modified to match the passenger side. Seeing the spare tire perched atop its correct factory location on this 1964 Chevrolet C10 originally listed in October 2021 on Craigslist in Bennington, Vermont appears to be a nicely restored, back-to-basics stepside. Not only is the side spare intact, but so is the original inline six-cylinder motor connected to a “three-on-the-tree” controlled manual transmission.

Currently offered at $19,500, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their C10 short bed priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $16,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $28,600.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $18,800 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $28,800.

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 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.

This 1963 Dealer Slide Show spotted on YouTube shows how Chevrolet trained its sales team how to sell on their truck’s features rather than what’s wrong with the competition:

 

Based upon the pictures provided, this appears to be a very solid and nicely restored C10 Stepside.

Here’s the seller’s description (Apologies for the seller’s use of all capital letters):

“NICE RESTORED CHEVROLET C-10 PICKUP SHORT BED, ALL ORIGINAL. 6 CYLINDER, 3 SPEED ON THE TREE, RADIO, NEW TIRES, SOLID FRAME, AND BODY, RUNS OUT GREAT. CALL RICHARD

Work or play: what would you do with this restored 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside for sale?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Mike G

    “3 speed on the tree”. One of my “Susquehanna Hat Company” moments.

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