1972 Chevrolet C20 Cheyenne Super

An old-timer at my church once told me that God doesn’t count the time you spend fishing against your clock; you get all those hours spent drowning worms and contemplating nature for free. While that may sound optimistic, this Chevy pickup stands as mechanical proof! The seller of this 1972 Chevrolet C20 Cheyenne Super in Upland, California claims it was only used for fishing. Today it shows 96,500 miles on the odometer and the original paint shines almost like new. The well-preserved fishing truck seeks a new owner here on eBay where only a click on Buy It Now and $22,500 stands between you and having no excuse but to wet a line. Western mirrors help you see around the cap and combine with the 16 inch steel wheels to make one sturdy looking Cheyenne. The listing describes a running truck that the seller would “drive anywhere.” Thanks to reader Boot for submitting the tip on this Angler’s Special.

The ubiquitous 350 cid (5.7L) small-block powers this 3/4 ton truck. Power steering and power brakes ease the drive to your favorite fishing hole. Surprisingly an aggressive 4.57:1 gear set came as the default with this engine and the three-speed automatic, compared to a 3.73 in the C10. Burying the pedal from idle will be sure to upset your live bait.

The optional wooden bed was known to quiet travel on dirt roads where an all-metal bed can become a giant echo chamber amplifying road noise. Owner-applied red paint may conceal some sweet-looking original boards. The aluminum top keeps your rods and other gear out of the elements.

The Cheyenne Super topped the trim levels for 1972, adding additional trim inside and out and practical upgrades like full instrumentation. Like the paint, this Parchment-colored houndstooth upholstery is original too. In contrast, my Grandfather’s 1967 C10 was appliance white inside and out with no headliner and no wood trim. Model year 1972 marked the last of this generation of Chevy’s popular C-series trucks. Thanks to GMHeritageCenter for some details. What honey hole would you visit in this red hot fishing rig?

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Pretty fancy rig back then. I wonder if this was the beginning of the end for the trucks we have today?

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  2. Steve R

    It’s nice, but they’ve priced it like a short bed.

    Steve R

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    • Skorzeny

      Steve R, that may be, but there are those of us that prefer 4 doors over 2, and long beds over short. This is a beauty.

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      • Steve R

        True, but are you guys willing to pay the same price as the guys that want short beds? My comment has nothing to do with preference, but the willingness or need to pay up since long beds are much more common.

        Steve R

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  3. angliagt angliagt Member

    Those canopies are heavy! It took 3-4 people to get the
    Siesta one back on my ’68 F250.

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  4. Tom Bell

    Correct finish on the wood bed floor was body color paint. Restorations with a natural finish look sharp but are incorrect.

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  5. bob

    farmagedon!

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    • jwzg

      I was thinking the same thing!

      Nothing launches like that thing.

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  6. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    It’s a nice truck but would. Rather have a 1/2 ton since I wouldn’t be hauling anything in it. I agree the price is a bit steep.
    God bless America

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  7. Karl

    I had a 72 GMC in high school I have never seen one with a wood bed before. Looks like a nice pickup!

  8. vintagehotrods

    Another nice old truck and I think they were a better truck that the ’73 to ’87 model that followed it. I really like the ’68 I had. That 4.57:1 gear ratio is nuts and it will keep you close to home and stopping at every gas station you pass. What were they thinking?

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  9. BONE

    Must be a regional thing ; I see so many trucks on this site with wood bed floors , and I’ve owned quite a few trucks in my time and seen plenty in junkyards, but here in CT. the floors are always steel.

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