Original 1967 C-10: Restore For The Open Road!

Like you, I’ve been watching the skyrocketing costs of classic trucks in the past few years – both with joy, and with trepidation. On the one hand, it’s about darn time! On the other hand, it means another classification of collectables are reaching unheard of prices for perfectly preserved survivors. Well, good news is we found a hearty representative of the classic era here on eBay, with great bones to build (or rebuild) from at a good starting price.

I must admit, it took a bit longer to pen this article, because I needed to confirm some of my own questions about this model. Mainly, the seller notes that the truck is original paint, with markings on the firewall from the factory. My question was the blue interior and white exterior – not in a two-tone pattern. With a bit of research, I was able to find confirmation that yes, Chevy was prone to paint the interior of the C-10’s in ’67 a completely different color than the exterior. In fact, there are examples of Chevy using three colors (one for the interior, and two more on the outside), which I’ve not seen as original many times.

The C-10 model has shown up on several recent credible lists of Top Ten trucks that are positioned to skyrocket in value. Depending on the reserve, with this example currently a bit under $5k, this project could pay off – if you could give it up – with lots of examples of $25k, $35k, and even over $40k C-10’s trading on the market. And you’re off to great start with the seller saying they have most the original trim for the rebuild, and claiming the rebuilt 327 has only 2000 miles on it. It also sports a new alternator, starter, carb, disk brakes, and refurbished original radiator.

Personally, I’ve regretted selling my old faithful 1970 Gladiator from the moment I handed over the keys and shimmied into my mid-life crisis Quattro TT. Love the little thing, but there’s nothing more satisfying than hitting the open road, gear in back, in the cab of a classic. If that’s a dream you share – then this C-10 might be the perfect survivor for you!

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Comments

  1. ruxvette

    A great looking truck but…no power steering and no power brakes (single master cylinder) could make it a little brutish to drive around town.
    Hmmm, 502/5spd, buckets, PS, PB, and air plus a light duty back bumper and you’re set.

    • JW

      Ad says it has power steering.

      • ruxvette

        Oops, missed that.

    • JamestownMike

      Ad says power steering and pic shows power steering.

    • half cab

      Oh…and what did real people drive in town in ’67? lol

      • ruxvette

        This “real people” (and mrs. real people) drove a ’64 Corvette convertible, 365hp, 4spd, no power steering, no power brakes.

    • David Frank David Frank Member

      It’s hysterical hearing folks whine about no power steering!

      • ruxvette

        I glad you got a big yuk from my “make it a little brutish to drive around town” whine.

    • Ron

      That is a dual master cylinder too

      • JamestownMike

        Converted to dual master cylinder and front disc brakes per the seller over the phone.

  2. mark

    Had a red 68 C-10 when I was in high school. 307 and a power glide. Another one of those “wish I still had it” vehicles.

  3. Andre

    ^ ya same had a ’72 C10 350 LWB in college (circa 2006).. sold it for a song (relative to today’s prices).

    Always loved the ’67 only front sheet metal.

    • Kevin W

      68s were identical

      • Steve

        …other than the fact that 68s had side markers.

      • JamestownMike

        Not quite identical…….68’s had side marker lights on the side of the fenders and bed sides.

  4. Keith

    Never seen a 1967 c-10 with a big back glass , all 67 and some 68 I have seen had small rear glass . Has the cab been changed ?

    • Andre

      67’s could for sure be optioned with big back glass. I’ve seen a few.

      • JamestownMike

        Yep, this one is optioned with the big back window from the factory. Might be part of the “Custom” package?? It has the “Custom” badges on the top of the doors.

    • Larry

      I had a ’67 with a Big rear glass, I sandblasted a large bow tie in it! It really did look good. I actually ended up doing 5 more !

  5. James

    So here is a question for you all. If someone gave you 200k and said i want to double my money in 5 years by purchasing cars. Would you buy a bunch of survivors or one 200 k car? Or a few restored up and comers? I think I would buy in 20-40 k range a mix of 70 to 80s vehicles leaning heavily on trucks

    • On and On On and On Member

      Good question James, Did you by chance also see the internet article on Millenials collector car preferences? Very interesting and you may be spot on.

  6. Car nut from Wpg Member

    I would use a 5-10 year window and buy some JDM performance vehicles 15 years old to bring here to Canada, knowing they can’t be sold into the US until 25 years old. Honda Integra Type R’s, some twin turbo Foresters and Legacies…

    • rod444

      Except that JDM products sell to only a very narrow set of buyers. I wouldn’t want to limit my sales potential solely to that group.

  7. Johnrm

    I was puzzled by the two tone paint as well and find it odd they would paint the inside a different color than the outside.
    This thing is amazing – drop is some Power Disc brakes and give here a good scrub and call it done

  8. JamestownMike

    Sellers reserve is a little over $16k! He claims he has more in it than that.

    • Steve R

      At that price it doesn’t make sense for someone to purchase this truck and do a drivetrain swap. With some effort these trucks can still be found in similar condition out here in the neighborhood of $10,000, often less.

      Steve R

    • Tyler

      Over the years, I’ve owned somewhere between 15-20 67-72 model trucks & a couple of Blazers. I currently have 3 67’s, a 68 GMC & a survivor 68 Chevy that my aunt bought new. 20 years ago, this was a $500 truck. 5 years ago, it was a $2000 truck. Now this truck has a reserve of $16k. I wished I had bought every one I ran across & a place to have stored them.

  9. JamestownMike

    Being that this truck has the coil spring rear instead of the leaf spring rear, it would be easy to add air ride. If it wasn’t such a nice survivor, I’d add a 5.3 LS swap with a 5 or 6 speed manual or overdrive automatic.

  10. geomechs geomechs Member

    I question the 327. I know that it was an option from around ‘66 on but I thought that the light truck version was equipped with a 4bbl. My dad had a ‘68 and it was a 4bbl. I’ve had several come into the shop and all the light trucks were 4bbl. The 283 and 307 were 2bbl as was the 327 in the larger trucks. It’s interesting that I worked in a GM dealership for a number of years but never saw the need to check it out. Don’t get me wrong; I still love the truck.

  11. robert

    I have a 1970 Chevrolet blazer three on the tree 3 speed. Bought it in 1976 after a friend of mine died camping in the back of it with the wrong kind of heater. After spending 6 months in it not breathing and hidden well in Kennedy Meadows in California it was a bit difficult to clean up. But still have it swapped a 307 for 350 big mistake. It lacks all the fancies but still everyone wants it.

  12. Maestro1 Member

    This is a good project that can turn into a real pleasure and use for someone.;
    Jump on it. I have no more room……

  13. spyder4560

    These trucks didn’t come with disc brakes until 1971.67 and 68 were the only 2 years that had sloped front clip.Cab options could be had with A/C,but I think that was 69 and later.

    • Tyler

      67 & 68 models could also be optioned with AC.

  14. Dirks Bently

    These have nice basic designs and restore nicely !

    Put it back white and some nice wheels and tires ….

  15. Steve A

    I’ve had my 1970 Short Bed for 25 years. It’s been though 2 boys, a small block, an enjected Big Block and now a 5.7 with 6 Speed manul from a 2002 Firebird.
    Parts are available to do just about anything you can think of to these trucks.
    Oh ya. I paid $1850 form mine 25 years ago and would not take less than $20,000 foot it today
    Love these Trucks
    Steve A

  16. Roger Holley

    Had a 67 small window. Wish I still did. Currently have 84 Sq body I bought new. Love it.

  17. Cliff

    1967 big back windows were called panoramic vision, back windows.

  18. JamestownMike

    Ebay auction ended at $7,520 with the $16,500 reserve not met.

    • Rspcharger Rspcharger

      That reserve is ludicrous. If the seller had thrown on a cheapo Maaco paint job he would have had much more success.

  19. carsofchaos

    Agreed about the reserve. As someone who almost exclusively buys and sells 60’s and 70’s trucks, this is about a $8k truck, including adding 10% for the location.

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