1971 CHEVROLET FIRE TRUCK PICKUP NEW 350 MOTOR NEW INTERIOR CHEVY NO AIR RIDE
- Location: Hermosa Beach, California, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: C-10
- Type: Truck
- Trim: C20
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 42,000
- VIN: CE231Z645986
- Color: White
- Engine size: 350 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1971 Chevrolet C-10 C20 description
THIS TRUCK HAS SOUL! IF IT COULD ONLY TELL YOU ALL OF ITS STORIES!
HERE IS A VERY UNIQUE 1971 FACTORY-ORDERED C20 SERVICE TRUCK THAT WAS USED AS A FIRE TRUCK ITS ENTIRE LIFE UNTIL ITS RECENT RETIREMENT. IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SHOP TRUCK, OR A GREAT PLATFORM FOR A RESTORATION PROJECT. WE INCLUDED A PICTURE OF HOW THESE SERVICE TRUCKS ARE BEING RESTORED AND SLAMMED TO GIVE YOU SOME INSPIRATION.
THE TRUCK WAS ORDERED FROM ROLLER CHEVROLET IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AND BUILT AT THE FREEMONT, CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY PLANT. FROM THE OPTION PLATE IN THE GLOVEBOX AND FROMTHE ORIGINAL BUILD SHEET WE FOUND THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE SEAT WHEN WE REMOVED IT TO BE RECOVERED, WE CAN CONFIRM IT WAS BUILT TO ORDER FOR A FIRE TRUCK. ALTHOUGH A SHORT BED TRUCK, IT WAS ORDRED WITH JUST THE CAB AND THE CHASSIS TO BE FITTED WITH THE KOENIG SERVICE BED, THE TRUCK SPENT ITS ENTIRE LIFE HERE IN CALIFORNIA AND WORKED AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPORT TRUCK.IT WAS LIGHT RED FROM THE FACTORY AND THEN GOT A WHITE RESPRAY AT SOME POINT.IT WAS JUST RETIRED BY THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT. YOU CAN STILL SEE THE OUTLINE OF THE VERY COOL MOUNTAIN VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT DOOR DECALS.
AS THIS TRUCK WAS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE CITY, IT WAS REGULARLYMAINTAINED UP UNTIL ITS RETIREMENT. THE MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION WERE JUST REBUILT AND ALL OF THE OTHER ITEMS (BRAKE, EXHAUST, SUSPENSION, ETC.) ALSO APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN SERVICED RECENTLY. THE TRUCK RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT. THE POWER STEERING IS SMOOTH AND STOPS EFFORTLESSLY. MECHANICALLY, IT IS TIP TOP.
THE INTERIOR IS VERY ORIGINAL AND SHOWS WELL. WE JUST FRESHENED IT UP WITH A NEW DASH PAD AND WE HAD THE SEAT RECOVERED. WE ALSO INSTALLED A NEW CARPET KIT. ALTHOUGH NO LONGER CONNECTED, IT ALSO HAS THE ORIGINAL CB AND OTHER EQUIPMENT.
OVERALL THIS TRUCK IS VERY SOLID AND SHOWS VERY LITTLE RUST. THE CAB IS VERY CLEAN - THE ROCKERS, DOOR SILLS AND RAIN GUTTERS ARE VERY SOLID. THERE ARE SOME RUST BUBBLES ON THE LOWER OUTSIDE CORNERS OF THE DOORS AND THERE IS A VERY SMALL SPOT ON THE DRIVER'S FLOOR THAT IS RUSTED TROUGH THAT WOULD NEED REPAIRED. THE SERVICE BED IS ALSO PRETTY SOLID. ONE OF THE LATCHES IS MISSING THE LOCK, THE LOWER PASSENGER SIDE BOX HAS A BAD FLOOR AND THE METAL BED IS SHOWING SOME RUST NEAR THE CAB.
AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE OPTION PLATE IN THE GLOVEBOX, IT WAS ORDERED SPECIALLY TO BE PUT TO WORK!
OPTIONS:G86 - NO SPIN REAR AXLE (DETROIT LOCKER)LS9 - 350 CU IN V-8 ENGINEN40 - POWER STEERINGU37- CIGARETTE LIGHTERZ53 - AMP-OIL-TEMP GAUGE600 - BLACK VINYL TRIMG50 - HEAVY DUTY REAR SPRING (3/4 TON)K76 - 61 AMP DELCO GENM49 - TURBO HYDRA-MATICT60 - HEAVY-DUTY BATTERYV46 - FRONT CHROME BUMPER514 - LIGHT RED
HIGHLIGHTS:- RETIRED CALIFORNIA FIRE TRUCK- REBUILT 350 MOTOR- REBUILT TRANSMISSION- MECHANICALLY SOUND WITH A LOT OF RECENT WORK- SERVICE BED- VERY SOLID, UNMOLESTED TRUCK
VIN DECODED:CE231Z645986C: 4X2E: V8 GAS2: 3/4 TON3: CAB AND CHASSIS (NO BED)1: 1971Z: FREEMONT, CA645986 - SERIAL
DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF COMPLETION OF AUCTION. THE BALANCE WILL BE DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF THE AUCTION AND CAN BE MADE BY WIRE, CASH OR CERTIFIED CHECK. ONCE THE PAYMENT HAS CLEARED, SHIPPING OR PICKUP CAN BE ARRANGED BY THE BUYER.
CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM PROMPTLY.
EMAIL: VIA EBAY
NOTE: I HAVE LISTED THIS LOCALLY AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME.
A new, more modern look came in 1967, along with a new nickname: "Action Line". It was with this revision of the C/K truck that General Motors began to add comfort and convenience items to a vehicle line that had previously been for work purposes alone. Updated styling features for the 1967 Chevy Pickup trucks came with new body sheet metal that helps fight rust and a pickup box made of double-walled steel. The majority of 10 and 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1967 to 1972 were built with a coil springtrailing armrear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditionalleaf springs. However, the leaf spring rear suspension was still available on those trucks, and standard on 30 series trucks. The front suspension on all Chevrolet trucks were independent front suspension with coil springs. GMC models came standard with leaf springs with coils springs optional; all four-wheel drive models (Chevrolet and GMC) had leaf springs on both axles. 1967 was the only year for the "small rear window" (RPO A10 offered a large rear window as a factory option). The standard drivetrain came with a three-speed manual transmission and one of two engines; the 250 in3straight six or the 283cuin (4.6L) V8. The optional transmissions were the four-speed manual, the Powerglide and theTurbo-Hydramatic350 and 400. The 292 six and the 327 in3V8 were the optional engines. The 1/2 ton trucks came with a 6 x 5.5–inch bolt pattern, the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks came with an 8 x 6.5–inch bolt pattern.
The most visible change in differentiating a 1968 from a 1967 was the addition of side-marker reflectors on all fenders. Also, the small rear window cab was no longer available. The GMC grille was revised, with the letters "GMC" no longer embossed in the horizontal crossbar. Another addition was the Custom Comfort and Convenience interior package that fell between the Standard cab and CST cab options. In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated 50 years of truck manufacturing, and to commemorate, they released a 50th Anniversary package, which featured an exclusive white-gold-white paint scheme. Also in 1968, the Longhorn model debuted on 3/4 ton trucks. Featuring a 133-inch wheelbase identical to the one-ton vehicles, it added an extra 6 inches to the bed. Longhorns, interestingly, were 2wd only; no factory Longhorn 4x4 was built.
The 327 c.i. V-8 engine was enlarged in 1969 to 350 CID (stroke increased from 3.25 to 3.48) with a net horsepower rating of 195-200, depending on emissions package 255hp (190kW), 350cuin (5.7L). Along with the new engines came a new grille design for Chevrolet trucks and a more upright hood for both Chevrolet and GMC trucks. A utility variant, known as theK5 Blazer, was also introduced with a shorter wheelbase of 104 inches (2,642mm). The GMC version, known as the Jimmy, was introduced the same year. Some internal cab changes were also made, most notably the switch from a hand-operated parking brake to a foot pedal, and a more modern looking two-spoke steering wheel with plastic horn button replaced the previous year's three-spoke wheel with chrome horn button. Also new this year were upper and lowerside moldings, which added another two-tone paint option. These were standard on CST trucks, and optional in any other trim level.