1966 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Half-Ton Pickup Truck, Inline 6, Three on the tree!

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  • Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C-10
  • SubModel: C10 Stepside Half-Ton Pickup Truck
  • Type: Truck
  • Trim: C10 Stepside Half-Ton Pickup Truck
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 38,349
  • VIN: C1446J144196
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 250 CID inline six-cylinder engine
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet C-10 1966 Description

1966 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup Description

1966 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Half-Ton Pickup Truck

Truck originally purchased by the US Air Force Previous owner drove truck for the last 13 years! 250 CID inline six-cylinder engine Three-speed “Three on the Tree” manual transmission New dark green paint, new wood floor in bed Black and gray interior Stepside bed with five-gallon jerry can on driver’s side and period correct soda-acid fire extinguisher on the passenger side 115-inch wheelbase 588,320 pickup trucks sold in 1966, Chevy’s biggest truck year to date!

Aim High with this former US Air Force truck, a 1966 Chevrolet C10 Stepside half-ton pickup, presented by MotoeXotica Classic Cars.

Assembled in GM’s Janesville, Wisconsin factory, the United States Air Force purchased this truck in April 1966. To keep taxpayer costs down, the truck was ordered with the new base engine that year, a 250 CID inline six-cylinder engine, and a three-speed manual “three on the tree” transmission riding on a 115-inch wheelbase. Its previous owner bought the truck in May 2003.

The recent dark green repaint looks very good overall but there are a few blemishes, under the filler cap on the driver’s side, a scratch on the hood, and a spot on the passenger door. The windows are in overall good shape but there is a windshield crack on the driver’s side. The truck rides on shiny American Racing aftermarket wheels within Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires, 225/70R15. The bumpers are in very good condition, all body panels are straight and the cargo bed has a new wood floor with metal strips. Extra equipment includes a spotlight on the driver’s side A-pillar, a second spotlight on the passenger side of the cargo bed, a foldable radio antenna, a five-gallon jerry can strapped to the driver’s side of the bed and a period correct Fyr-Fyter soda-acid fire extinguisher affixed to the passenger’s side of the bed. A bowtie tail pipe extension protrudes from the driver’s rear corner and the Chevrolet name is painted in white on the tailgate, contrasting nicely with the dark green.

Inside, the black and gray interior speaks of the truck’s life on an Air Force base. The black bench seat with the red bowtie logo on the backrest is in good shape, as is the matching carpet. The fuel gauge is inoperable but the headliner, dashboard, two-spoke steering wheel, mirrors and shift lever are all in similar shape to the seat. Period features include a government plates and stickers affixed to the dashboard – a quick primer on how to decipher airdrome tower signal colors, a warning not to move the vehicle until all seatbelts are fastened and an ID plate with the truck’s name, rank and serial number. Completing the interior is a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.

The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone were the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (conventional) in front of the series number indicates two-wheel rear drive while a K denotes four-wheel drive.

Actual badging on Chevrolet trucks carried the series name system from the previous generation in 1960 and 1961: the 10, 20, 30, and 40 series (C and K) were badged as “Apaches,” 50 and 60 series trucks were badged as “Vikings” and the largest 70 and 80 series models were marked “Spartans.” In 1960, C/K trucks were available in smooth “Fleetside” or fendered “Stepside” versions. GMC called these “Wide-Side” and “Fenderside.” Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 long-bed and short-bed trucks, and The 3/4-ton C20 and K20, as well as the one-ton C30, were also available.

The 1960, 1961 and 1962 models used torsion bar front suspensions, with trailing arm suspension rears. Trim lines were base and “Custom.” A coil-spring front suspension came in 1963, along with a new base engine, a 230-inch I6 and an optional 292-inch I6. The cab was changed for 1964, with elimination of the “wraparound” windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes, keeping the original design on the body. Air conditioning and a 327 CID V-8 came in 1965. A new base engine finished the model in 1966 with a 250 CID I6.

Competition to this truck in 1966 included Ford’s F150, Dodge’s D100 and GMC’s C1000 pickup trucks.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 38,349 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

VIN: C1446J144196

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