1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Restomod – $39,990
Chevrolet C/K trucks from the mid-1960s have become one of the most sought-after by customizers to turn into high-end restomods. Of the entire C/K model range, the most coveted remains the short bed model such as this 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside currently listed here on Craigslist in Jupiter, Florida (Pittsburgh) that has been thoroughly restored and modernized both inside and out.
Currently offered for $39,990, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a restored stock example confirms the private seller has their C10 restomod priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $35,000 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $55,200. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a much different assessment as in this case the asking price is nearly eight thousand dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $31,100 for stock example.
Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced Chevrolet and GMC’s first-generation C/K line of light-duty pick-up trucks featuring 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.
The vintage extended length video originally produced by the American Trucking Association in 1960 wound up being a commercial for Chevrolet Trucks:
We love what the builder has done with this 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside and the attention to detail paid throughout. If you are serious about buying this C/K restomod, you can start the conversation by emailing the private seller. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside restomod featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1965 Chevy c10 restomod, frame-off restoration a few years back. V8 350 Edelbrock crate motor light cam, 700 r4 overdrive trans., billet March pulleys, all-wheel Wilwood disc brakes inc booster, cold vintage air, classic Bluetooth radio with speakers amp and sub, the interior is perfect, 1965 original seat inserts, all new gauges, 15” rally wheels with caps, bf hood ridge cocker white walls, this truck drives 90 mph smooth down 95, daily-driven, must see to appreciate“
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