This month, Chevrolet is hosting the ‘Cruisin’ the USA in Your Chevrolet’ enthusiast event, which is a week-long, online-only celebration of some of the most beloved vehicles from the automaker’s storied past.
One of the vehicles General Motors and Chevrolet decided to highlight as part of ‘Cruisin’ the USA in Your Chevrolet’ is the inimitable workhorse that is the Chevrolet C10, with the automaker releasing a walkaround video highlighting the iconic pickup.
The 1975 Chevrolet truck line was the best-selling truck that year, with the automaker moving 750,000 units. The C10 was available as either a Fleetside or a Stepside and was offered in four trim levels and two wheelbase lengths. The base model was unnamed, while the Scottsdale served as the next rung up, adding woodgrain trim, cloth and vinyl seats and other simple creature comforts. Customers could also opt for the Cheyenne and Silverado packages.
Standard 1975 Chevrolet C10 models came with the automaker’s reliable 250 cubic-inch inline-six engine, while the equally bulletproof 350 cubic-inch V8 was also offered. Customers who really wanted some muscle, though, could also go for the 454 cubic-inch V8 Big Block. According to the GM Heritage Center, a properly equipped Chevy C10 with the 454 engine was the fastest accelerating vehicle that GM built for the 1975 model year.
GM currently has a 1975 Chevrolet C10 in its Heritage Center, so this particular Maple Orange-painted example serves as the centerpiece of the automaker’s in-depth video on the truck. GM’s truck is a Custom Deluxe Stepside with the base inline-six engine.
It’s easy to see why the Chevrolet C10 was included in the automaker’s online enthusiast celebration. After all, trucks like the C10 helped blue-collar workers do their jobs and build America into what it is today and were also often used to ferry their families around and take them on vacations and road trips.
Hear what Chevy has to say about the 1975 Chevrolet C10 in the video embedded below.