Dubious Description: 1971 Chevrolet C10 Long Bed – $30,600

by | May 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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Unfortunately, “All Original” in the collector car world means different things to different people.  The seller of this 1971 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside pickup currently listed here on Craigslist in Seguin, Texas (San Antonio) believes powder coating the chassis, treating the truck to spray-on bed liner, and adding Magnaflow mufflers counts as “all original.” We’re nit-picking, as this truck clearly features its original exterior paint, numbers-matching 402 cubic inch V8, and factory A/C on what appears to be a very solid Texas truck.

Currently offered for $30,600, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, reveals the ask is below this guide’s one-year average of $47,768 based on 59 sales ranging from $15,000 to $192,500.  As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls well below this guide’s #1 “Excellent” estimate of $42,742 after factoring in the premium for the numbers-matching 402 cubic inch big block and factory A/C.

The second generation of the C/K series is a range of trucks 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.

The GM Heritage Center YouTube Channel features this 1971 Chevrolet C10 commercial from another time when Inflation was starting to be on the minds of consumers:

The liberties taken to restore the underside of this well-optioned 1971 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside pickup might prevent you from winning a preservation-class judging award, but it still makes for a very nice truck to enjoy even on the hottest of summer days.

If you are serious about buying this Chevy C10 Fleeetside, you can start the conversation by calling Matt at (909) 772-3533When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his C10 featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

All original farm truck, lift the hood and you will be greeted by the original 402 bbc ( EC T0813TKB ). This truck drives excellent and has been well taken care of.
It has the original farm license plates from 1971 and original paperwork ( see pics ) own a part of American history as it came off the showroom floor.

Original 402 bbc with matching numbers
3 speed automatic TH400
Power Front Disc brakes (the first year equipped)
Power steering
Air conditioning
12 bolt rear end
Spray-on bed liner
New manga flow dual exhaust
Frame all powder-coated black”

Show or go: what would you do with this 1971 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside?  Please comment below and let us know!

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