The penultimate year of the first generation of C/K pickups, the 1965 Chevy C10 was the beneficiary of the line’s five years of refinement. It featured a coil spring front suspension, roller bearing front hubs, and varied selection of engine choices from the 140-horsepower 230 cubic-inch inline-six to a 220-horsepower 327 cubic-inch Small Block V8. Air conditioning was available for the first time. The wrap-around windshield had been changed to a more traditional style in with the 1964 model year, along with a redesigned grille.
Our feature 1965 Chevy C10 has been the subject of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration. Its North Carolina Blue paint job has been done to a high standard. The stepside bed floor is light oak with polished stainless strips. Chrome bumpers look to have been re-chromed and the stainless trim has been polished to a mirror-like finish. There are metal bed rails on the bed sides. Newer Chevy truck Rally wheels wear polished stainless trim rings, and are shod in raised white-letter BFGoodrich radials.
The interior of the Chevy C10 is upholstered in a custom light blue cloth/dark blue vinyl. Door cards are covered in the same light blue fabric, with custom billet window cranks and door handles in place. Dark blue carpets are protected by custom Chevy Bow Tie mats. A vintage Sun Super Tach II has been strapped to the steering column. Power brakes and power steering add a touch of luxury to this straightforward C10.
Under the hood of the Chevy C10 is a spotless engine bay occupied by the tried and true Corvette Small Block 350 V8. The engine has been built with an Edelbrock RPM intake topped by a Holley Performance carb. The Small Block exhales through Hooker Headers and Flowmaster Dual exhaust. The block is painted Chevy engine orange, and a chrome dress up kit adds a bit of flash to the engine. The Corvette mill is backed by a four-speed manual transmission.
This clean 1965 Chevy C10 is being offered by Primo Classics International for $43,900.