• Outstanding Spanish Gold and white livery
• Rare and desirable short-box body style
• Fresh and extensive restoration; highly equipped
350 cid GM crate V-8 engine, 270 HP, three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle, front disc and rear drum hydraulic brakes; wheelbase: 115”
A brand new, clean-sheet design introduced in late 1966 for the 1967-model year, Chevrolet’s redesigned C/K pickup trucks and their GMC stablemates took the North American light-truck market by storm with their outstanding engineering and incredibly clean and attractive body design. Ride and handling were a quantum leap from the prior models and the competition alike with a remarkably car-like ride with modern independent front suspension and coil springs at all four corners utilized on the 1/2- and 3/4-ton two-wheel drive models. Auxiliary rear leaf springs were optionally available for additional cargo capacity. Underhood, the trucks featured Chevrolet’s typically wide range of available six-cylinder and V-8 powertrains with manual and automatic transmissions, plus GM’s available four-wheel drive design. Ride and overall height were lower than ever before with a carefully engineered drop-frame structure, while maintaining ground clearance.
When they were introduced, Chevrolet’s pickups were advertised as “… a new concept in personalized pickups.” During their production cycle, interior appointments were progressively improved and the list of standard and optional amenities quickly grew, providing buyers with incredible latitude to personalize their pickups to suit their needs. Styling was carefully refined throughout production, and well-appointed upscale models appeared later, including Chevy’s Cheyenne and GMC’s Sierra lines. By 1971, front-disc brakes became standard equipment. Production of the “Glamour Series” pickups continued through 1972, with significantly redesigned models arriving for 1973.
However, the 1967-72 line remains highly influential and popular today, with excellent restoration parts support; in addition, the trucks are incredibly easy to work on and modify, making them a hands-down favorite of restorers, customizers, and even drag racers. The influence of these GM pickups remains strong today. As written by the late and noted author Don Bunn, “It was in the Glamour Pickup Era that Chevrolet pickups made the major transition from being merely utilitarian to high-styled 'personalized' pickups.” Of the various 1967-1972 body styles offered, including Fleetsides and Stepsides, the handsome Fleetside with the short, yet useful, 6 1/2-foot cargo box is quite rare and particularly desirable today with its crisp bodylines and relatively compact proportions.
Featuring outstanding Spanish Gold and white two-tone livery over black upholstery, this 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Super is a truly outstanding and detailed restoration with a number of select mechanical updates for a great driving experience. Thankfully unmodified, the body retains all factory trim, brightwork, and emblems properly in their respective places. Riding on a powder-coated frame and proper underpinnings, unlike so many lowered and air-bagged examples today, the Cheyenne features a new GM 350/270 HP V-8 crate engine matched to a Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission. The healthy small-block engine’s ample power output is transferred to the road by a 12-bolt rear axle. The engine compartment is very well finished and detailed to match the powerful V-8 engine, which breathes easily through a chrome open-element air cleaner, four-barrel carburetor, aluminum intake manifold and a pair of low-restriction exhaust manifolds. The cargo box is equally well finished and correct, finished in Spanish Gold paint matching that of the rest of the vehicle. Rolling stock includes a set of nicely detailed Chevy pickup Rally wheels with chrome trim rings, mounting a set of Goodyear Eagle GT II radial tires. Power steering, a tilt steering column, power brakes with front discs, and cruise control provide cruising with ease. Other great highlights include factory-correct pleated and patterned upholstery, factory style wood grain appliqué on the instrument cluster and glovebox, a late-1960s Camaro-style steering wheel, and a factory tachometer and gauge package monitoring the pickup’s vital functions. Welcome additions include Vintage Air and a retrofitted AM/FM stereo unit. Highly collectible, drivable, and enjoyable, this 1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Super pickup marks an excellent offering with the most desirable and versatile body style.
1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Super Pickup