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No Reserve Short Bed: 1977 Chevrolet C-10

This classic Chevrolet C-10 short-bed pickup is offered at no reserve and looks like a potentially great value for a desirable model in the preferred configuration. The colors are pretty choice as well, as we don’t often see trucks wearing bright colors like this. The body isn’t perfect but it’s pretty darn nice and there’s no rust to speak of. The interior is also very clean and the overall vibe is that this is an appreciating classic you can get in and drive right now. The C-1o is listed here on eBay in Spokane, Washington with bids to $13,600.

The primrose yellow and cream combination is a nice change of pace from the usual dark solid colors we see on these trucks. I feel like the two-tone models used to pop up for sale far more frequently, which has caused the color scheme of this C-10 to make me want it even more. The interior is a treat, especially since the seller doesn’t indicate the cockpit has ever been restored. Given he doesn’t mention it being gone through, it’s even more incredible that the bench seat isn’t torn and the carpets and door panels are in great shape. The headliner isn’t sagging, either.

The 350 V8 is paired to a 700R4 automatic transmission which is a great setup for everyday driving. Plus, you can take it practically anywhere with the full confidence of knowing there’s a parts store nearby that will take care of any potential mehcnaical needs that might crop up. Mileage is listed as being 42,000 and while there’s no extensive documentation presented to confirm that mileage as being accurate, the seller does call it actual – which the cosmetic condition would seem to support. With this in mind, a no reserve listing for a true survivor C-10 short bed makes this truck even more appealing.

Such a great stance. While it’s not mentioned, it seems likely that this C-10 has been lowered. It rides on the best wheels ever for a C-10 (and many other GM products), and the tires are said to be new BF Goodriches. The short-bed pickup is one of the safest bets in classic vehicle ownership, and I wouldn’t hesitate to spend above and beyond the current bid price for an honest survivor C-1o wearing great colors with a minty interior like this truck. What do you think – is $20,000 a fair number for one like this?

Comments

  1. art

    Lol, that is not the original interior as regards the seat.
    otherwise, a clean truck. The bed spray, for me, is a huge negative.

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  2. John

    Relocation of the gas tank would be first order of business.

    • Tyler

      Why?

  3. Howard A Member

    Just wonderin’, do people expect a comment from me evertime one of these comes up? I think we are all predictable in our own way. It’s no doubt a nice truck, I’ve determined, with example after example, whether I want to accept it or not, they are fast becoming 5 figure vehicles. I suppose it’s not surprising with a box of freakin’ crackers upwards of $5 bucks now. I hate to keep bringing up fuel costs, and why most of these are probably for sale, but you want to see something incredible, next time you get gas,( that just went up ANOTHER .06 cents) just look around at the amounts from previous sales. It’s staggering. I saw’r an older gentleman filling up his beautiful mid-70’s Cutlass. I noticed the amount was pushing $70 dollars( of premium). I said, “nice car, I bet you never thought you’d put $70 bucks worth of gas in the car”. He said thanks for the compliment, but looked pretty bummed about the price, and clearly didn’t feel like talking about the car. THAT, was sad, my friends, and a harbinger of things to come..

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    • Bluetec320 Bluetec320 Member

      I live in Pennsylvania, and diesel fuel just went up $1.70 in one day to $6.49 a gallon. It cost me $103.00 to fill up our Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel.

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      • Howard A Member

        Hi Bluetec, as a truck driver and former owner operator, that never got a “fuel surcharge”, btw, we were expected to take fuel price increases in the shorts, and today, most fuel increases are passed directly to the consumer. It’s the “smoking gun” as to why costs are so high all of a sudden. I never agreed with that, and one of many reasons why I got out of thet miserable business, it was too dependent on current events. I feel that increase should be picked up by Uncle Sam, instead of a new mahagony outfitted courthouse( or whatever). I happen to know what a dramatic increase fuel prices means. Something has to give somewhere else. Owner operators, that haul much of todays goods, are failing left and right, and it’s no wonder there’s no axxwipe on the shelves, there is literally nobody to deliver it. That’s pretty rough for a spoiled rotten society like todays America.

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      • art

        Do you folks notice that if someone in the Middle East hiccups, the fuel prices go up, instantly? Ditto right now. The oil companies use the Russia/Ukraine war as an excuse to raise prices. It takes 2-5 months for the oil that was initially priced at $108 a barrel to make it into your tank BUT the oil companies raise their prices instantly, never mind that the oil they are raising prices on cost them $40 or less per barrel. Think I’m wrong? Wait until the oil companies report their next earnings. Brace yourself. There is little reason for inflation, it is the pure greed of corporations and CEO’s to extract every penny they can for themselves and their shareholders, never mind the financial pain to middle class folks. The CEO of Kroger was recorded, telling stockholders that they were “raising prices as aggressively as we can”. Inflation or pure greed?
        We could make a dent if folks around the country collectively selected one brand of fuel or grocery chain or store and boycotted them, nationwide. Watch the prices fall and if they don’t fall enough, take on the next brand and do the same. It would take a deep commitment but I doubt most people care. Consumers can change markets if they wish to and when a lot of people get involved the change can be impressive.
        My two cents.

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      • Bluetec320 Bluetec320 Member

        @Howard A, Well said, and I agree 100%. My kids are all grown and my wife and I are empty nesters, so we are fortunate enough to be able to afford the $100 fill ups, but I feel so bad for families with kids and college to support right now. Unfortunately, I believe it is only going to get worse.

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  4. Tyler

    Nice truck being strong bidding for sure. Transmission has been replaced with a 700r4, & the seat cover is not original, so how is this considered a survivor? The overdrive transmission is an upgrade for sure, but they could have at least spent the $30 & changed the shift indicator in the cluster. And the carpet has a hole on the drivers side.

    Four years ago I sold a rust free red 85 Silverado short bed, a little over 100k miles, 305 with a new th350, all power windows & door locks, cold AC, perfect interior, dual tanks, & good tires, for $4000 & thought I did good. What difference a few years makes. Sheesh!

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  5. Carbob Member

    I’m hearing Howard loud and clear. Prices these days are nuts food, fuel, vehicles, you name it. We seniors on a fixed income are really getting the short end. Collector cars took a big ride up in price starting about five years ago as best I can remember. But as much as some of us think that the pricing is crazy; the market is still there as these vehicles are selling. What I wonder is if some years down the road if today’s costs will seem like the “good old days”.

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    • Howard A Member

      Hi Carbob, that’s okay, as bad as it is, WE had the fun, from a time when “when half a loaf of bread was better than none at all”, and these people wouldn’t know how to have the memories we have.
      As for your last line, to me, it was a lot easier coming up with $100 then, than $1,000( adjusted for inflation) today. I think the term “good ol’ days” ended with us. Peace, my friend, and may I suggest like the great Bob Dylan( who?) said, “I’m going to sit on this bank of sand and watch the river flow”,,

      • Carbob Member

        We all know that we are getting ripped off. I’m paying $6.00 a gallon for diesel. Both me and my wife drive diesel vehicles as does my son. We have lost the savings we had with our higher mpg diesels over gas. But truckers are the ones that are really getting crushed. I have no idea how to get around the problem. Still like my diesels though

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      • Mood-O

        Howard,
        Been reading and looking forward to your posts on this site and formerly H***ings..
        Lol
        Your opinions and mine are darn near identical on most everything vehicle/political and such!
        Lol
        This is for sure a strange time to
        live in still the “Greatest Country in the World”
        Have friends who are independent heavy haulers and this is sure hard on them($1,200.00 fill ups!)
        I’m small Contractor in Phoenix and my fuel costs are getting ridiculous even with only 3 vehicles.
        I have to pass it on, cost of doing business.
        As far as this truck for sale, I’ve driven many “square bodies” over the years…
        Not a great daily if your used to 20 year old or newer models.

        Stick to your solid beliefs and try to instill them in the young ones!
        I do every chance I get.
        (64 years young)
        Lol

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      • Howard A Member

        Thanks, Mood-O, hmm, the BIG H, you say? Do I know you? That site went in directions I didn’t care for, but I did meet my best friend there. I know there’s a lot of people like me still, but afraid to speak up. More of a “why bother”, than anything. Luckily,(?) I had an old man that was very vocal, as you can probably tell. I never considered us older folks anything special, but in todays sea of mediocrity, apparently, we are. I don’t think the price of fuel has really hit yet, but rest assured, it’s going to change our lifestyle dramatically, just like in the 70’s. Take care, pal, I hope you can stay “afloat”, I, like many today, are in a tough spot. We either physically, or financially, can’t work and our SS isn’t enough. I found out when I retired, how badly the seniors in this country get screwed. Might want to keep that in mind for the future.
        Good thing I have that GMC just gaining value by the minute,,.( cough) That too, like most everything, will fade, and in the end, I’m going to keep driving my 45 year old vehicle as a giant middle finger to the modern auto industry. Pretty clear, many others would like to do the same.
        This truck featured here is a nice truck, well represented, clean, not some POS, and if 5+ figures is what it takes, so be it. Its just, these sellers better cash in before the fuel prices DO put a lid on this stuff. Take care, H

  6. Carbob Member

    Howard, amen, brother.

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