Lot 24
1965 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside Pickup


Selling on Wednesday

CHASSIS NO: C1446Z143735

• Upgraded to the desirable large rear window design
• Modern V-8 power with automatic transmission
• Beautifully finished with all new chrome
• Fully ready for touring or show

6.0-liter V-8 engine, 400 HP, 480LE automatic transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel power disc brakes; wheelbase: 115”

Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of Chevrolet’s light pickup truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, featuring a torsion bar design, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. By 1963, a new coil-spring front suspension was introduced and, in 1964, the cab was modified with a flat windscreen and a new front grille. One of the most popular models was the C10 Stepside, also known as “Fenderside”, which was part of the trend for more driver-friendly everyday trucks. This 1965 model has been tastefully been upgraded for modern comfort and performance.

Flip open the forward-opening hood on most ’65 C10s, and you’ll see the classic straight six. Pop this hood, and a modern 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine fills the engine bay. It produces 400 HP and, with a 480LE automatic transmission, this beauty is fully capable of keeping up with any modern highway traffic. Four-wheel power disc brakes all around ensure safe stopping, and with power steering, the consignor reports that this is a very easy driving truck. This all-new drivetrain is fresh and powerful, making this truck an ideal candidate for touring, show use, or even daily driving. The all-metal body has been beautifully prepared and painted in turquoise and white, with all new chrome throughout and the desirable large rear window. The panel fit and finish is excellent, the new oak bed looks great, and the overall impression from top to bottom is a beautifully restored custom short-bed truck with tasteful upgrades and custom wheels that has obviously been professionally assembled.

Inside, the roomy cab is beautifully done, with an all new digital dash, clean door panels, and a beautiful leather interior. There is simply nothing for the new owner to do but turn the key and enjoy all of the performance this classic Chevrolet truck has to offer. With classic trucks as strong in the market as they have been for a while, anyone can bid and enjoy this beautiful truck that rates as Chevrolet’s most successful of the entire generation.