|1966 CHEVROLET C-10 |
SHORT BED FLEETSIDE PICKUP
The Holy Grail of pickups, this incredible C10 short bed fleetside is a Southern born and bred truck that is about as solid, clean, and rust free as they get!
Stunning light blue finish with white trim coupled with gleaming chrome and stainless bright work, and a custom finished bed.
Equipped with a 350ci V8, Turbo 350 transmission, Power Steering, AM-FM Cassette stereo, aluminum wheels, and fully finished interior.
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THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED!!!
IT HAS BEEN WASHED, VACUUMED, AND WIPED DOWN WITH TURTLE WAX QUICK SHINE PRIOR TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED.
You know I love trucks. I mean, about 70% of our inventory on a given day is pickups, because I cannot get enough of them. This 1966 C10 was purchased from the prior owner who kept it in enclosed storage in Naples, FL, when he wasn’t using it for car shows, day trips, and regional events.
It is about as solid as you can get, is ready to drive and enjoy, or customize your taste, and is serviced and ready to go wherever you want to take it.
Please take a moment to read the listing, look over the 100 extra-large detailed photos, and then call me to make it yours before someone else does it first!
THIS VEHICLE HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR FLORIDA TITLE IN OUR POSSESSION, AND IS READY FOR SALE AND EXPORT WORLDWIDE.
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Usually when I get a car, the first thing I do is sit back and ask myself what I would do differently to it. That is not the case with this machine, because to me, it is the perfect combination of classic original looks, modern upgrades, and exceptional reliability that is a formula I didn’t want to mess with!
Let’s start with the body. It is incredibly straight, exceptionally clean, and has nothing except a handful of normal little real-world marks on it like stone chips and tiny scuffs from being driven.
It is all steel, and all solid with NO bondo panels, chicken wire, beer cans, or anything else in it. I have taken a 4 inch square felt covered magnet over the entire painted exterior and it sticks like glue!
Gaps, fit, and finish is about as nice you can get on a real truck that isn’t some 6-figure Barrett-Jackson build, and doors shut with a gentle push, hood aligns correctly, and tail gate stays secure and rattle free when driving.
The light blue finish is Diamont, and right out of the 1966 color chart. It is in very good condition, and shows to be shiny, bright, and free of orange peel, debris, and other irregularities.
The off-white trim on the roof and side insert panel is GM correct too, and looks just as nice, with a glossy, wet shine that really goes well with the blue, and has a classic, old-truck look.
Chrome grill and front and rear bumpers look stunning, and are free of any major issues.
Marker light inserts upfront are stainless, and show well, while the chrome trim around the rear tail lamps and marker lights looks great too!
Tail gate chains are covered to prevent scratching anything, and the chrome latches look good and function as they should.
Chrome stake-hole caps look great, and provide a great place to tie down loads.
Door handles show wonderfully, as do all the side trim spears, cab trim panels, side view mirrors, antennae mast, and stainless wiper arms. Emblems look great as well, and the final shiny bits on the truck are the dual exhaust tips that look great peeking under the back bumper.
Glass is clean, and has no chips, cracks, or damage evident.
All of the weather seals inside and out are clean, solid, and soft to the touch, and supply proper sealing of the cab against water intrusion.
The bed wood on the truck was water-sealed, and then each plank was treated to LINE-X spray before being installed in the truck, which had the whole bed interior coated in LINE-X already. To set things off, polished stainless strips were installed with new hardware. Collectively, it looks amazing, and totally different than the sea of pine you usually see.
The truck rides on 10 hole PACER alloy wheels with chrome center caps that have seen better days in the looks department, but are fully functional and straight. They are wrapped in modern Grand Am Radial GT tires with at least 80% of the useable tread life remaining, and they are size 255-70R15 at all four corners.
Open the doors, and you are met with a clean, neat, and well-done interior that shows wonderfully.
The entire inside cab, including the dash and door panels, has been painted in Graphite Metallic paint and is as shiny, slick, and wet looking as the exterior.
A stock gauge cluster works perfectly and looks great. It includes:
FUNCTIONAL GENERATOR LIGHT
FUNCTIONAL OIL LIGHT
FUNCTIONAL COOL AND HOT LIGHTS
FUNCTIONAL FUEL GAUGE
FUNCTIONAL SPEEDOMETER (although GPS shows it is 8mph fast).
WORKING 12 VOLT OUTLET
WORKING GLOVEBOX WITH LINER
WORKING HEADLAMP SWITCH
WORKING HIGH BEAM SWITCH
WORKING TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
WORKING WIPER WASHER SWITCH
WORKING FAN CONTROL SWITCH
WORKING SIDE VENT LEVERS
The stock steering column is painted to match, and the shift location is capped because the prior owner elected to install a LOKAR floor mount shifter with boot and polished bezel.
A chrome 3-spoke steering wheel with wooden rim looks amazing, and allows room for drivers with a larger chassis.
There are no odors of any kind in the truck, and no sign of any pet dander either.
Rear view mirror and dual visor mounts show light natural patina, but still look good, while the visors themselves are in as new condition.
A KENWOOD AM-FM-Cassette has been in the truck for a long time, and the prior owner didn’t listen to it much, so never saw a need to upgrade it. It works like it should, and picks up channels and plays cassettes which sound surprisingly good.
The under dash hand controlled E-Brake works like it should.
NOS style carpeting is in very good condition with no rips, tears, stains, or damage. It is held down on the sides by chrome sill plates, while show polished rocker trim protects the paint from getting scuffed when getting in and out.
Stock pedals are in good condition, and function perfectly.
Each door has a clean and functional armrest in black vinyl that look great, along with new appearing window rollers and door pulls.
Light scuffs on the driver and passenger inner door from the prior owner could be touched up easily, but are not so bad as to require it.
Fuel tank is only a few years old, and is clean and functional. The truck has been run on mid-grade unleaded by the prior owner for years with no issues. Plus, since it was regularly driven, it never succumbed to ethanol clogging like some vehicles.
Vinyl and cloth bench seat looks and feels new, and has no rips, tears, stains, or seam pulls. It is VERY comfortable, has room for 3 adults, and lap belts for two.
Open the hood, and you are greeted by a clean and utilitarian engine bay that shows nicely, but puts function ahead of form.
The 350CI decodes as a CKD L48 block from a 1977 Corvette. I cannot get the head numbers, nor access the casting number on the back of the motor.
It is a solid and great running motor that has been worked regularly over the last 4-5 years and has not sat stagnant. I have personally driven the truck about 70 miles in the last week or so, taking it to a show about 30 minutes away, and it runs like a champ with no issues.
It is nicely dressed with chrome air cleaner and valve covers, everything else is painted and clean, and it shows quite well with the hood up at car cruises.
Hoses, lines, and wiring are all newer, neat, and cleanly placed and loomed throughout, and everything underneath works like it should.
NOS radiator keeps its cool, even when stuck in rush hour traffic, and I had it idling for 30 minutes when I took the photos with no issues or incidents.
A 35 turbo transmission shifts smooth and clean with no shift kit, stall converter, or other modifications.
A 12-bolt GM rear end fitted with drum brakes and what is believed to be a 3.83 rear end. The truck runs about 3200 rpm at GPS verified 70mph, and seems to be in its sweet spot at 60 mph cruising at approx. 2700rpm. I did not open the rear end, and am basing the gear ratio off a tire diameter/speed/rpm calculator.
Stock suspension and underpinnings have been updated with new components over the years, but staying with stock style parts. It is not lowered, altered, or adjusted from stock, and rides and handles remarkably well.
The chassis is clean and neat, but is NOT detailed or ready for car show mirrors. It is a truck that was made to be driven, and has the normal nicks, scrapes, chips, dirt, and grime that being on the road provides. It probably shows nicer than your regular car underneath, but would need detailed and degreased to look its best.
The best part of the chassis is that is has not been treated to the usual “rust proof spray gunk” treatment like so many others, so you can actually see that it is real, solid, and damage free metal underneath.
When I start the truck up cold, I let it idle clean until the cool temp light shuts off, then it is ready to roll. Snick the LOKAR shift into gear, and power is plentiful as you shift through all speeds.
The truck handles great, and you can drive with one hand on the wheel with no odd pulling, wander, or excess slop.
Braking is solid and sure, and the truck rubs off speed with ease, and never pulls, wanders, or has excessive modulation.
It runs cool, is blast to cruise in, and has nice clean rumble that isn’t too loud, and isn’t too quite either. Like a newer V8 Camaro.
If you are looking for an exceptionally clean, straight, honest short bed pickup that you can drive an enjoy as it sits, or customize to your taste, this is the right truck for you.
A lowering kit, some 20’s, and you could have yourself another carbon copy trend-follower, or you can just cruise it around like it is, and be different.
IT WAS PURCHASED BY US ON A VALID AND CLEAN TITLE.
MILEAGE IS LISTED AS EXEMPT ON THE PAPERWORK.
I think that about does it so far as information I can supply to you. As stated, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE a private viewing of the vehicle, or you can have an appraiser/inspector come see on your behalf PRIOR TO BIDDING.
If you have any other questions, or want me to photograph something, or check something, please call me at (941)286-0889 for the fastest response.
I am 100% up front, honest, and list my cars objectively. If you are 100% honest, up front, read the listing and review my photos, and have your funds in place, we will get along just fine.
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Sale Information and Warranty disclaimer
THIS VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR RETAIL SALE AT OUR FORT MYERS, FL LOCATION, AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME SHOULD THE VEHICLE BE SOLD.
THE VEHICLE IS SOLD IN AS-IS / WHERE-IS CONDITION WITH FULL RIGHT TO INSPECT PRIOR TO BIDDING ON THE AUCTION.
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, HONESTLY, AND OBJECTIVELY.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE LISTING IS CULLED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: VISUAL INSPECTION, PRIVATE PARTY INSPECTION, RECEIPTS OR RECORDS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE, INORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE PRIOR OWNER, AND PERSONAL DRIVE TIME WITH THE VEHICLE. IF GEAR RATIOS, ENGINE INTERNAL SPECIFICS, TRANSMISSION INTERNAL SPECIFICS, AND ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT ARE NOT APPARENT IN THE PHOTOS SHOWN ARE LISTED, THAT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY PRIOR OWNER, ASWE DO NOT BREAK OPEN ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS, REAR ENDS, ETC., SO WE ARE SIMPLY OFFERING IT TO YOU IN THE SAME GOOD FAITH THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO US. WHEN IN DOUBT, COME HERE AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF, ORHIRE AN INSPECTION SERVICE.
MILEAGE STATED IN LISTING IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF THE LISTING, BUT CAN INCREASE DUE TO TEST DRIVES, TAKING THE VEHICLES TO CAR SHOWS, AND MOVING THEM BETWEEN OUR WAREHOUSES. MILEAGE WILL NO EXCEED THE AMOUNT STATED BY MORE THAN 150 MILES.
PURCHASER AGREE'S THAT ANY AN ALL ARBITRATION, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OR UNRESOLVED COMPLAINTS SURROUNDING THE VEHICLE, THIS AUCTION, OR OUR DEALERSHIP, WILL BE PURSUED THROUGH LEE COUNTY, FL SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND NO OTHER STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM.
PURCHASER FURTHER AGREES THAT BY BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION, HE AGREES TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION AS STATED IN THE LISTING, OR WILL REMIT $500.00 usd TO COVER DAMAGES ACCRUED BY THE SELLER. IN THE EVENT THAT THE $500.00 usd IS NOT PAID WITHIN 10 DAYS OF AUCTION END, WINNING BIDDER AGREES TO ALSO REIMBURSE THE SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL REASONABLE FEE'S IN COLLECTING THE DEBT INCURRED, INCLUDING COURT COSTS, COLLECTION FEES, and WAGES LOST IN SEEKING FULFILLMENT OF THE SAID OBLIGATION.
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RETAIL OR WHOLESALE
ARE SUBJECT TO A
$299 DEALER DOCUMENTARY FEE AND THIS IS BEING DISCLOSED PER STATE AND FEDERAL DISCLOSURE LAWS.
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OVER AND ABOVE
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*CASH IN PERSON
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