Shortbed Barn Find: 1977 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale

Although it’s described as being a barn find, this 1977 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale must have been laid up in one of the tidiest lean-tos ever seen. Sporting gorgeous two-tone paint, it offers the preferred short box bed along with four wheel drive and under 30,000 original miles. The seller has swapped on some aftermarket wheels that I don’t absolutely hate, but rest assured, the original rollers are included. Find it here on craigslist for $12,000 and thanks to Barn Finds reader Ikey H. for the find.

The C10 is listed on the Missoula, Montana craigslist page but wears Wyoming plates. Regardless of its exact locations, both regions are known for being high and dry, which helps explain the body’s clean condition. The seller does reveal some surface rust popping up behind the right rear wheel, but it hasn’t gone past that point yet – so it should be a straightforward fix. The lettering on the tailgate still looks fresh, and aside from the bumper possibly being tweaked, all looks good outside.

The interior presents like the low mileage example it is, although the blanket over the bench seat has typically hidden disappointments in other vehicles we’ve featured. I’d be shocked if the upholstery is already cooked on such a low mileage truck, but stranger things have happened. The rubber floor covering is in excellent condition, and the same goes for the door panels and wood trim on the dash. Air conditioning and cruise control are said to work well, as do the delay wipers.

The long-lived 350 will provide years of dutiful service for the next owner, and I’d say that truly for any truck with this engine and less than 50,000 miles. With well under that, there’s little doubt this C10 has thousands of miles left in its drivetrain. The seller claims it drives like a new truck with no rattles and no issues, and there’s certainly nothing in the photos to challenge that notion. The seller is including a four-wheel drive short box parts truck in the sale, making this a potentially even sweeter deal for the DIYer in your life. Drive and enjoy!

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  1. Howard A Member

    Um, we talking about the same truck here? It’s neither short box nor 4 wheel drive. More describes the parts truck. Nice truck, tho, for once I can agree on the mileage. I’d like to personally thank Barn Finds for showing the inflated prices of these. I feel better with every posting.

  2. geomechs geomechs Member

    Well, I have to say that it presents quite well. It definitely isn’t a 4×4 but it’s still a good-looking unit. The engine looks well-detailed for the age/mileage. 1977 was the first year for GM Corporate Blue engines but this engine is pretty shiny, like someone really needed to make it visible. That does make me wonder if the engine had some major work done to it. Overall, it’s a good truck. I couldn’t fit it into my budget but these days, I’m having a hard time with a tank of gas…

    • Carlos Guzman

      I agree with you.. but saving some of these time capsiles.. cost $. funny how some of these cars or trucks cost more than new.. but thats inflation..

  3. Bmac777 Member

    I thought the same thing. The paint on that motor is definitely not original but that doesn’t always mean it had major work done.
    I’ve done a couple fluff and buffs on motors/ engine bays with degreaser .sand paper /wire brush and paint. You have to pull apart all the bolt ons but if done right it will look nice.

  4. PaulG

    The Craigslist ad states it comes with a short box 4×4 parts truck. It pays to actually read the sellers ad…

    • jerry z

      Some people read the title and assume. It is a nice looking truck though.

  5. Jcs

    She’s a looker. Cruise, Air, auxiliary tank — worth a closer look for sure.

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  7. Jay

    hey, just wondering about the T-top grand prix

  8. TimM

    Really clean and well cared for!! I doubt the owner ever used it in the Montana winter!!!

  9. Luke Fitzgerald

    It’s also 10 large – & a steal

  10. Fred W

    It’s a better deal than yesterdays $88,000 C-10.

  11. SubGothius

    I’m just amused that GM ever thought Scottsdale had any cowboy cred worthy of naming a pickup trim level after it, whereas many here in Arizona call it “Snobsdale”…

    • Robert Eddins

      They coulda named it after my Arizona town…….Calibuyer.
      Guaranteed to price the locals out of even doublewides

  12. Keavin Nelson

    I had one, with the 305, and the horse blanket seat cover! Loved the truck, Pa. cancer killed it, even with the old commercial rust proofing………. But loved that truck.

  13. mainlymuscle

    May not be a ” Barn Find” but it IS a barnburner ofa deal !
    Lovely truck !

  14. David Ulrey Member

    But why a RED saddle blanket seat cover?

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