Unadulterated Utility: 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – SOLD!

by | Jul 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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July 19, 2022, 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.

Before 1960 Chevrolet’s truck and passenger car designs were heavily intertwined, with the two sharing chassis components. When Chevrolet launched its first-generation C/K series pickups, it was also the company’s first light-duty truck line featuring its own purpose-built chassis. Heavily sought after today by customizers and restorers alike, it’s getting very difficult to find an entry-level, inline-six, three-on-three-tree, stepside pickup that hasn’t been bagged, chopped, or channeled in any way.  This restored 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside, originally listed in July 2022 on Craigslist in Apex, North Carolina (Raleigh) bucks that trend as it features its original green-over-gold color combination and its original powertrain benefitting from a rebuild.

Offered for $22,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for first-generation Chevrolet C/K pickups produced between 1960 and 1966.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $13,450 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $23,600.

Chevrolet launched its first-generation line of C/K trucks in the fall of 1959 as the 1960 models. The new body style of a light-duty pick-up truck featured many firsts.  Unlike the Task Force generation it replaced, the new C/K line featured a true truck chassis, no longer sharing a commonality with the GM A-body platform. The drop-center ladder frame allowed the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension provided 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 in 1963 along with roller-bearing front hubs. In 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 TahoeJohn YouTube Channel features this extended-length 1964 Chevrolet Truck commercial featuring Hoss from Bonanza in character talking about the 1964 Chevrolet truck line:

While the seller does not specifically say it, it’s pretty safe to assume this 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside benefitted from restoration at some point. The seller’s words, “This is not a show truck, but it is a head-turner,” nicely sum up what this entry-level  C10 is all about. It’s especially refreshing to find one that hasn’t been modified in any material way.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“It doesn’t get much better than a 1964 Chevy C10 Stepside!

This has the original inline 6, an overhauled 230 (about 10 years ago). It has the original 3 on the tree manual transmission (see driving video below). Miles show 26,763, but I assume it has rolled over once…so 126,763

The body and paint is in very good condition, tires are great, all the glass on the truck is intact and no cracks. The green exterior and gold interior are the original colors. This is not a show truck, but it is a head turner. If you want a classic truck, unadulterated, not chopped, dropped, suped up or tweaked…this is it. Just a great, clean version of a classic American Chevrolet Stepside.

Even the small details are working…turn signals, lights, ashtray glove box, heater, air vents, windows…even the cigarette lighter works, although I never smoked in the truck. Original owners manual and orginal key comes with the truck!

A mechanic recently looked over the truck and found no issues, mechanical or otherwise.

I am sure I have something, feel free to ask.

If link is up, the truck is available. No need to ask if it is available.

Show or go: What would you do with this restored 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside?  Please comment below and let us know!

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