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427 V8 Muscle Truck: 1969 Chevrolet C10 Barn Find

Look at this nice Halloween barn find.  The subject: a slammed Chevrolet model 10 pick-up truck, some modest wheels, but man, that Hilborn-style scoop poking out of the hood. Then there’s the two inches of neglect in the form of dust with hay and straw poking out of the underside of this truck. Here’s hoping that the deck plate workbox is included in this sale! Our special thanks to Ikey Heyman for locating this barn find.

That happy grille looks pleasant no matter the weeds and alfalfa that are growing up and tickling the front bumper.  A round-eyed ‘69 Chevy with a perfect grill and bumper.  Yo–look up quickly and notice the ghoul dancing and playing with the steering wheel.  The ground clearance is a very sweet and low few inches. Hopefully, you’re comfortable with a New Mexico (really dry) barn find on this choice pickup offered for $10,500. Better look quickly here on craigslist for a chance to have this wide-eyed beauty in your garage before Halloween. New Mexico trucks like this rarely have the body-rot that plagues vehicles of the Northeast or Midwest. There’s a LOT of solid no-rust metal to work with on this truck.

The heart of this pick-up is complete with ectoplasmic-green heads and block, a little Halloweenish in a “Ghost Busters” kind of way—and please, stand up and salute that Big Block 427 Chevy engine with a serious two-story intake manifold and two honkin’ Edelbrock four-barrel carbs with matching Edelbrock valve covers to boot. This is a truly serious Hungry Man powerplant.  Note: hose rot is NOT an issue here.

Then there is the interior—it’s a handyman’s special. The driver’s seat is a little on the exposed-foam side, the dash is a little altered, but don’t discount the very appropriate color-matched serape blanket that adorns the dashtop. The steering column has the original automatic shift lever and indicator—loss of a few points there. But oh, don’t we see the B&M shifter and a SOLID nod back in the direction of real high performance over beauty.  Don’t forget the listing asserts a Stahl torque converter and a Posi-Traction rear-end–someone poured serious bucks into this drivetrain.

Bottom line: a short trip to New Mexico with a reasonable offering price of $10,500—your serious Rat-powered and slammed pick-up truck awaits. A very important aside: the best margaritas in the country are arguably found on the Santa Fe Trail, an added bonus to your Happy Halloween trip out West.


  1. Avatar photo Ricky M

    had a 1968 short bed. Wasnt quite a beast as this, but had a built SBC, 400 transmission with shift kit, posi rear end. Was a chore to drive in the rain when going from 1st to second.

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  2. Avatar photo Eric B.

    If that’s a ’69, it has ’68 fenders, hood, and grill.

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    • Avatar photo Piros1

      I think you are spot on, 1969 had talker hood and center bar. 1968 and 1967 had the lower house line and had a different grill than 69. 1968 had side marker lights. I go with 1968 too.

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  3. Avatar photo KKW

    It’s a 68

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  4. Avatar photo 370zpp

    Not to nit-pick, but I would be very uncomfortable driving down the road with this truck (or anything else) while it was in “Park”.

    Also, while you are enjoying the best margaritas in the country, do try one my favorite NM dishes, Carne Adovada.

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    • Avatar photo Mike Tarutis Member

      Man, have not had the pleasure of trying that dish even after spending a few years in the AZ/NM area.

      Thanks for the comments.


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  5. Avatar photo Troy s

    Ranch truck…versus Farm truck from that TV show. Ha, crazy rides!
    I wonder how much weight is in that tool box back there, makes sense to me.
    You never know where you’ll find it, in the big city, just out of the suburbs, out in the country….some screaming old machine or maybe even two side by side…
    Mean machine.

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  6. Avatar photo Johnmloghry

    A few decades back I had a 69 Chevy 1/2 ton long bed. I bought it from a Kelly tire dealer where I wrenched, so it was light green. It was a 307 with three speed column converted to floor shift. I later bought a 70 Olds with 350 that I put in the truck after the 307 lost so much compression it wouldn’t run. I also added the p/S, p/b and red velvet bucket seats from the Olds. It was never a great truck, but it did the job I asked of it.
    Concerning the one listed here if it were mine I’d just recover the seat and drive it as is until some person with cash was to come along that just had to have it.
    God bless America

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