Detailed Deluxe: 1972 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside – Sold?

by | Nov 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

November 29, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “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.

November 13, 2021 Update – We just noticed the private seller of this restored Action Line Chevy just lowered their asking price by two thousand dollars to $25,900.

Unlike the first generation of C/K light-duty trucks, Chevrolet nicknamed its second generation of pickups produced for model years 1967 through 1972 the “Action Line.” By 1972, the three main trim levels buyers could choose from included “Base” and “Cheyenne” in addition to the mid-level “Deluxe” package.  A thoroughly restored, medium blue over white, 1972 Chevrolet C10 Deluxe trim originally listed in November 2021 on Craigslist in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Currently asking $27,900, a check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their C10 Deluxe priced $500 above this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $29,400. Interestingly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $20,800 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $35,100.

The second generation of the C/K series is a range of trucks that was manufactured by General Motors. Marketed by both the Chevrolet and GMC divisions from the 1967 to 1972 model years, this generation was given the “Action Line” moniker by General Motors (the first-generation C/K did not receive such a name).  As with its predecessor, the second generation C/K included full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and medium-duty commercial trucks.

For the 1971 model year, the Action-Line C/K underwent a mid-cycle revision, distinguished by updated front fascias for Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks. Chevrolets received an egg-crate grille design (with the Chevrolet bowtie emblem returning to the grille); GMC grilles shared the stamping as before, styled with additional blacked-out trim. In a chassis upgrade, all light-duty C/K trucks received front disc brakes as standard equipment. The interior underwent upgrades, introducing an optional tilt steering column (for automatic and 4-speed manual transmissions). Following its usage in Chevrolet cars for several years, the C/K offered an AM/FM radio as a factory-installed option for the first time.  For 1972, the interior underwent minor revisions, introducing molded-plastic door panels with integral armrests (requiring updated door handles and window cranks).  In another change, a rear-view mirror glued to the windshield replaced the previous version (bolted to the headliner).

The Periscope Film YouTube Channel features this 1972 Chevrolet Promo film for sales personnel to learn how the brand’s line of trucks stacked up against the competition:

 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup V8 , auto , power steering truck is in original condition like back when it was new. Has new water pump , power steering, battery , alternator , heater core. The paint is dupont original color med. blue. The truck runs good and is in exceptional condition. Will be hard to find one that was not altered or modified. Has 68000 original documented miles. Could easily be put in shows. Truck will be released when all funds are cleared. Shipping is buyers responsibility but will assist with scheduling and pick up times and days.

Show or go: what would you do with this restored 1972 Chevrolet Deluxe Fleetside pickup?  Comment below and let us know!

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