Before there was the Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra, there was the Chevrolet/GMC C/K, which was produced from 1959 all the way to 2002 here in the U.S. Designed as the brands’ full-size pickup line, it’s difficult to find an early example in decent condition, given that most saw hard use through the years. That’s partially the reason that the C/K is seeing an increased interest in the aftermarket and restoration community. However, this particular 1974 Chevrolet C-10 is not at all beat up, as it apparently registers just 1,120 original miles on the odometer.
This Chevrolet C-10 started life as a company vehicle, selling as new from Johnson’s Chevy in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October of 1973 to Flame Oil Co. Service records indicate the truck saw just a few hundred miles in its first few years on the job, as it was used to “check the level of the oil tanks.”
After the original owner passed away, the Chevrolet C-10 was sold to a Mr. Miller in New York in August of 2007, at which time the truck had a mere 966 miles on it. Mr. Miller then moved the truck to Florida, upping the mileage to 1,120, where it sits now. That’s a little over 1,000 miles in more than 45 years, averaging out to about 24 miles per year, for those who may be curious.
According to the listing, the Chevrolet C-10 was stored under a tarp in a barn for the last 12 years, but was started on an annual basis to ensure it still ran.
With such low mileage, it’s no surprise that the white exterior is so clean. There are a few issues worth pointing out, such as a dent in the hood and a few small chips in the paint, as well as some missing paint in the bed. But overall, the condition is impressive for a Chevrolet C-10 from the early ‘70s.
The interior looks even better, with hardly any wear on the upholstery and a pristine dash.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet C-10 is powered by a 250 cubic-inch straight six-cylinder engine.
The whole shebang is totally original, with the exception of the tires, which were replaced in 1996 after the original rubber was discovered to have a little dry rot.
When it was recently sold, this Chevrolet C-10 included the original dealer sale papers and vehicle books. The new owner managed to snag it for its Buy-It-Now price of $19,700 on July 11th on eBay.