A custom 1971 Chevy C40 pickup was recently listed for sale via popular online car auction site Bring-A-Trailer, giving retro Chevy truck fans an opportunity to own a very well-kept example of the iconic C/K generation of trucks.
This 1971 Chevy C40 originally left the factory in a flatbed configuration and spent most of its life in the Pacific Northwest, where it was used as a farm truck. It was acquired by a new owner in 2019, who removed the flatbed, shortened the frame and installed a traditional Chevy C/K pickup bed. The exterior was also refinished in the current white and green two-tone scheme.
The owner of this Chevy C40 also installed aftermarket 19.5-inch, 10-lug wheels, which are mounted on a set of new 285/70 Yokohama RY023 tires. The green theme of the truck continues inside, where it features a bench seat with green upholstery and green houndstooth inserts, light green carpeting and a green metal dashboard. The interior is mostly factory, featuring a stock GM/Delco AM radio, a three-spoke steering wheel and factory gauges.
Power in this custom truck comes from a 350 cubic-inch Small Block V8, which is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The Bring-A-Trailer listing indicates the truck is powered by a 366 cubic-inch Big Block, although the Service Parts Identification (SPID) label says the truck came with a 350. It’s possible a 366 was swapped in at some point, but the engine in the photos certainly does not appear to be a Big Block.
Bidding on this lot just began, so it’s only attracted a single $5,000 bid as of this writing. Check out the listing at this link for more information and photos before the gavel falls on the sale next week.