Bagged Beds: 1966 Chevrolet C10 And Camper Combo – Sold?

by | Aug 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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September 20, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

There’s just something about the proportions of the first-generation Chevrolet C10 short-bed Fleetside pickup that make it a great street machine candidate. Award bonus points when a hot rodder converts the truck’s original suspension to an airbag setup and “slams” the pickup to the ground every time it’s parked.  Award extra credit points are awarded if said truck features a matching custom teardrop-style trailer with its bespoke air bag suspension.

This 1966 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside and matching trailer, originally listed in August 2022 on Craigslist in Chattanooga, Tennesee, checks all those boxes and more with a custom leather interior and a brand new 383 cubic inch V8 crate motor. The teardrop trailer is big enough to fit a queen size bed.

Currently offered as a package for $38,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for custom first-generation 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 #2 Very Good” estimate of $25,200 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $39,100 for a stock example.

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.

As luck would have it, we came across this walk-around video on the Tarheeltrooper YouTube Channel that we are very confident is the same truck featured for sale:

As with any highly modified ride featuring a bagged suspension, it’s important to have a professional inspect the vehicle to ensure the build quality of the custom suspension is safe to drive.  If everything checks out, this bagged and patina’d 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup with a matching teardrop camper is a great combo that will get you plenty of attention everywhere you drive it.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“66 c10 brand new 383 crate motor
3 speed with new clutch plate and bearing
5 lug conversion with power disc
Custom Tubular control arms HD bags
Notched rear frame with 4 link
All new insides. Custom Real leather seat Nice stereo Bluetooth. The camper is well built. Fits a queen-size mattress inside. Has lift hatch with kitchen area. And it’s also on air ride as well.
Patina has been sealed with satan.
22” Detroit steel wheels with diamond white walls. Drives great. Rides great.
Sell or trade. GM muscle or trucks.

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1 Comment
  1. Steve

    Last seen stuck on a speed bump.

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