1971 Chevy C10 Cheyenne 2WD Fleetside ½ ton pickup truck 69K miles Clean
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: C-10
- SubModel: C10, Chevrolet truck, Chevy 1/2 ton
- Type: Long box pick up truck
- Trim: Cheyenne
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 69,000
- VIN: CE141Z635317
- Color: Hugger Orange
- Engine size: 350 cid small block Chevy V8 4-barrel
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Cassette Player
1971 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne description
First time, up for sale!
1971 Chevy C10 Cheyenne 2WD Fleetside ½ ton pickup truck
You are bidding on a 1971 Chevy C10 Cheyenne 2WD Fleetside longbox ½ ton pickup truck.
Front Disk Brakes, manual (first year from factory)
Factory truck Rally wheels, 5-on-5” bolt pattern (first year from factory)
Metal bed floor, longbox
Factory Hugger Orange and white paint scheme
Just under 69,000 miles
350 4-barrel engine
HEI distributor conversion (no points!)
TH350 Turbo 350 transmission, freshly rebuilt
True dual exhaust with chrome tips
Coil spring suspension with rear sway bar (NASCAR style), rides nicer than leaf springs
Many extras thrown in, including original parts
Freemont, California-build truck (Z code in VIN)
Clean truck that was repainted in the ‘90s. There are a few bubbles and scratches around the truck, but for a 20-year old paint job, it still looks very presentable. Typical ’67-’72 truck rocker panel rust, though not as extensive as most on eBay. The passenger side rocker is salvageable, but I bought a reproduction rocker just in case (not installed, goes with sale). I have a ton of recent pictures I can send to bidders of the rockers and floorpans and the chassis (please call). Only can post 24 pics.
I have left off the new sill plates to show the true condition of the floorpans. I sanded and painted Rust Inhibitor over the surface rust areas.
The rubber floor covering was pulled out and cleaned. It turned out nice enough to leave in the truck instead of converting to carpet.
The chassis and frame underneath the body is very clean.
I purchased this truck from a relative’s son, whose father had passed and he inherited it a while ago. It was repainted in the factory style color in the ‘90s (he took it to prom). It had been sitting in a garage with the 350 motor torn down (no VIN stamp), missing pieces such as the intake manifold, carb and distributor, and the AC compressor and brackets were off.
I have thousands in new parts to get it running and driving reliably. My brother and I have over a year-and-a-half's worth of time invested, with untold hours into this build. Hate to sell, but it is time.
Installed is a 1970 350 motor from an Impala, purchased from an older gentleman who pulled it years ago from a rusty car because it ran great. It had everything, complete from carb to pan along with the 2-barrel air cleaner with the 250 HP sticker. It also had a Powerglide transmission, though I used the 350 Turbo transmission that was already in the truck (since rebuilt). I converted it to a stock factory 4-barrel Quadrajet intake manifold. The 1970 motor is stock internally, but I did add completely new Fel-Pro seals (valve covers, one-piece oil pan, front seals) and many new parts: Harmonic balancer, double-roller performance timing chain, new internally regulated alternator, water pump, fuel pump, etc.
I spent considerable time on the motor, cleaning and priming, then finally painting the main block Chevy Orange to look good. All the factory brackets were cleaned, primed and painted, as well as the wire looms to keep it looking stock. Along with a new HEI distributor, I installed new quality AC Delco plugs and HEI wires. This was not a scuff-and-spray rebuild; many quality parts were bolted on to make sure this motor would last a long time.
Turbo 350 3-speed automatic
Freshly rebuilt (cost $700)
New rubber transmission mount
New pan gasket, front and rear seals
New transmission cooler lines
1970 350 cid engine
Originally a 250 HP 2-barrel, converted to 4-barrel
New harmonic balancer and front seals
New motor mounts
New double roller timing chain
Fel-Pro one-piece oil pan gasket
Fel-Pro valve cover gaskets
New water pump
Engine stamp V0424 CNU suffix correctly decodes as a 1970 350 cid 2barrel 250HP with Powerglide.
4 barrel Intake manifold 6263751 decodes as a 1972 200HP intake. Date of B162 or Feb 16th, 1972.
Stock truck Ram Horn exhaust manifolds
Blasted and coated with Eastwood High Temp Exhaust spray, cured in oven
True dual exhaust with rear quarter panel turn-outs and chrome tips (sounds great!)
Fel-Pro exhaust manifold donut/seals
New exhaust manifold stud and nut kits
New driveshaft u-joints installed (3) along with new carrier bearing.
Even has a driveshaft loop for safety
Rear coil spring (allows for larger tires versus the leaf spring trucks)
Rear sway bar
Long-arm rear coil suspensions are used in NASCAR
Rides nicer than leaf springs
New factory full-size starter
New Positive and Ground cables
New alternator (*converted to Internally Regulated unit)
HEI ignition distributor (*converted from points)
AC Delco HEI wires
AC Delco plugs
New neutral safety switch, on steering column (original goes with sale)
New dash starter switch and keys (original cylinder goes with sale)
*Professional shop called Autocraft Specialties rewired truck for HEI ignition upgrade to eliminate points and converted it to an Internally Regulated alternator.
New Summit Racing 750 cfm Quadrajet with electric choke
(Previous rebuilt Quadrajet always ran too rich; it too goes with sale)
New stock mechanical fuel pump
New gas tank and sending unit (original tank goes with sale)
New gas cap and rubber fender seal
Factory air cleaner and truck style ring breather
New Aluminum Radiator, large 2-core (original radiator goes with sale)
Painted with Radiator Black to look stock
New reproduction stock plastic radiator shroud
New water pump
New upper/lower radiator and heater hoses
New heater core
Factory dealer installed under-the-dash AC unit was left alone. The compressor and its brackets were already off when I purchased it and the lines were capped off. Many people have inquired about buying just these vintage AC parts off the truck, but they go with sale. All other AC pieces are stored in a Rubbermaid container.
New repo sill plates (not installed; originals go with sale)
Alpine stereo (ala ‘90s)
Camaro(?) steering wheel (installed when purchased)
New gas tank and sending unit
Bench seat was reupholstered previously (one small cigarette burn)
New glovebox liner
Tires and Wheels
Stock truck 15x7” Rally wheels with trim rings and caps.
Tires are older, though sport good tread, with 225-70-15 tires.
I kept the stock look, so anyone could add new tires or mount larger aftermarket rims.
A professional wiring expert (Autocraft Specialties, MN) spent several days converting the engine bay to an HEI distributor (full 12 volts) and switching the new alternator to an internally regulated model for better performance and reliability. The original TCS (Transmission Control Spark) distributor wiring and relays were removed and stored. The same with the charcoal canister and vacuum lines.
This truck could be considered a “Barn Find” even though it was stored in a garage. It has low mileage and was parked for years. I had to go through almost everything to make it roadworthy and reliable.
It has just less than 69,000 original miles on it. It deserves to be driven daily now.
Tachometer was just installed and wired up. In some pictures it is not in shown.
A mechanical choke cable can be seen on the firewall in some pics, but the Quadrajet has now been converted to electric choke to be more efficient and for better drivability.
In the bed, there is a rubber mat. There are some dried stains on it, but it protects the metal floor.
There are only a few issues:
No Door locks or keys (I purchased truck without any keys). I ordered new door cylinder lock kit with keys, not installed (goes with sale).
Tailgate won’t latch; uses a bungee cord.
Tires are older, could use a new set.
Interior dome light doesn’t work (there aren’t door switches or buttons even).
Oil pressure gauge not hooked up (bought pressure line, not installed).
Heater core is not operational. New heater core installed this past week, but hoses are capped for now.
Rear emergency brake cables inoperable. They rattled on exhaust pipes, so they were wire-tied to frame, out of the way.
Many people think it looks like the famous ’70 Farm Truck from the popular Street Outlaws TV show. The ’71 model has a better looking grill and has 5-on-5 bolt pattern wheels and front disk brakes.
This C10 is very reasonably priced and it will sell. On eBay there are trucks all rusted out and bagged with 20” wheels slapped on getting over 10K. By comparison, this truck is cleaner and not hacked up. If you want a stock, good-looking truck with a good running drivetrain, this is it.
LOW RESERVE and it will sell. My truck can’t be beat for price- everything is new!
Yes, this is a long listing. I’d rather give bidders the most accurate, up-to-date details. That is why I have a 100% Feedback score, with many compliments to my shipping and professionalism. Bid confidently knowing I’m not a dealer who flips cars to make money.
I have receipts worth thousands of dollars, almost 2 grand alone this past month with the rebuilt transmission, heater core, gas tank, carburetor, and more. Many extras thrown in.
Not enough space forces the sale. I won’t store it outside.
Just drove this truck non-stop for 50-miles. Temp gauge stays exactly ¾, no issues.
I encourage all bidders to stop by and inspect the truck and email or contact me with any further questions at Aaron 612-819-4804 or 763-443-4965.
A $750 non-refundable deposit by PayPal is due within 24 hours of the winning bid.
Reserve and “Buy It Now” prices are more than fair for a truck of this condition when compared to most C10 Chevy trucks on eBay
Winning bidder must contact me within 48 hours to arrange for pickup/delivery. Balance is due within 7 days of auction close.
Wouldn't hesitate to transport and/or drive this truck to winner bidder anywhere in Twin Cities for free.
Thank you for viewing this auction.On Nov-21-16 at 16:22:12 PST, seller added the following information:
Here is a link to Photobucket, which has 70 pictures on this truck. It includes more interior pics, detailed shots of the rockers and many underneath of the chassis and the truck bed. It also shows the rubber floor covering and bench seat removed to show the true condition of the floor. If the link does not work, please let me know.