Before you start reading this (and thank you by the way!), please note that this is arguably the best-looking Chevy truck in our inventory right now. It's got rugged, timeless good-looks, augmented with a flashy set of wheels and combined with all the road-readiness you could want via a 350 V8 and a host of choice options. This 1968 Chevrolet C10 manages to improve on the legendary designs of the Action Line of Chevy pickups, and still carries all the classic styling cues that made the second generation C10 line such a winner when it was first introduced. Terrific two-tone paint, a luxurious houndstooth interior, and plenty of V8 power under the hood " this is the vintage pickup to own if you want to make your mark and stand out from the crowd.
As the '60s were giving way to the next decade, Chevy embarked on a fairly extensive do-over of its respected line of trucks, not only giving them a more modern appearance, but also adding an apt new nickname to go along with it - the Action Line. In fact, the redesign was such a hit, it was also given a new moniker: the Glamour Line. True to its model's original intent, this '68 seems plenty ready for vigorous activity - it's had the good fortune to have had its vintage look left largely intact, but with some great added touches also joining the mix to up its visual vitality level. The Cream and Tan color scheme now draped over its exterior is a great fit, and that modern two-tone combo really pops in person and offers a strong shine. It's a top driver-quality finish, borderline show-quality in many circles, with only a couple minor imperfections that likely wouldn't preclude it from winning the biggest trophy at your local car show. And my goodness does it shine bright, with a deep luster that really looks excellent in Cream and Tan livery (precisely why these colors were selected), while the cowl hood up front adds a touch of sportiness that fits the theme perfectly. A stock '68 grille (arguably the best-looking of the Action Line, and a final entry before almost every truck went to the egg-crate style) anchors things up front, looming in between a set of modern headlights and over a table-straight front bumper, and joining a collection of brightwork throughout the truck that's in uniformly super-clean condition. This vintage truck's sturdy foundation has served it well, supporting an exterior that, after nearly a half century of faithful service, remains in very good alignment - both the big hood and the doors sport decent gaps (and not to nitpick, but the hood stoppers could probably be adjusted a bit), and everything opens and shuts easily. Cheyenne-spec body molding separates the two shades and let's everyone know that this is a top-of-the line truck these days, not just some old hauler, and those awesome wood accents in the lower body and tailgate trim really spruces things up. The rear bumper and taillights look new, and the inside of the laser-straight bed was professionally lined with a black spray-in bedliner (one with a fine and uniform texture) that will protect it for ages. That's assuming you have the audacity to actually put this beauty to work, but nevertheless it's certainly capable. Work or play, the look of this C10 is flat-out awesome, especially with the truck sitting low on those big, color-matched aftermarket wheels.
Much like the exterior, the interior has benefitted from a very nice refurbishing that's left it still holding onto a suitably vintage appearance. Black and white houndstooth bucket seats anchor the cab, making it feel more like a Camaro than a C10 inside, and the comfortable seats are split by a wide center console that adds storage space. Counter to the C10's workmanlike intent, plush black carpeting sits below and is in excellent condition, matching ornate custom door panels are at the flanks, and the dashboard features a black pad up top with warm woodgrain applique below that really warms things up inside. A leather-rimmed billet steering wheel occupies the polished tilt column at the helm of the cockpit, and there's a full array of factory gauges just ahead of it that keep a close eye on the motor with the help of a trio of auxiliary units tucked underneath the dash. A retro-style AM/FM stereo was fitted in the factory slot, seatbelts were added for the buckets, and a modern HVAC system was installed as well, all of which make the cab a very comfortable place to be.
If a rock-solid running condition is a priority for you (and it certainly should be), this pickup should move up your ""must see"" list, as the 350 V8 engine standing by under the cowl hood is an excellent choice. Dressed in Chevy Orange engine enamel, it's been outfitted performance goodies like a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor, an aluminum intake, serpentine belt system, and a big aluminum radiator up front that keeps the whole show nice and cool. Chevrolet valve covers and a matching orange air cleaner increase the visual flair, and the engine bay is darn-near spotless with a color-matched firewall and glossy black inner fenders leading the way. It sounds great thanks to a set of ram horn style manifolds that feed into a dual exhaust with glasspack-style mufflers, with turn-downs just behind the rear wheels. The powerplant teams with a smooth-shifting 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive (always a must-have for any restomod) and with both power steering and power front disc brakes on board, this sharp looking C10 really drives nicely on those giant 22-inch Viscera chrome wheels outfitted with 265/40/22 performance tires.
Whether faithfully carrying you to your work in vintage style or bearing the burden of your weekend warrior pursuits, this 1968 Chevrolet C10 is ready for action. Call today!