That’s a nice looking truck, don’t you think? The women modeling is a close second. The 1967-’72 Chevrolet C10 remains popular with collectors for many reasons. Why? Because this era of truck isn’t all that hard to find for a respectable price. They’re also relatively easy to work on, and if need be, they’re easy to find parts for. The second generation Chevrolet C10 pickup that’s sought after more than others is the Super Chevy Cheyenne. Of the second generation, the ‘72 Super Chevy is one of the most difficult to locate. This menacing truck came with a 402 big-block (which is a bored out 396) and a 400 turbo-transmission. Having a big-block under the hood paired with a rock solid transmission gave this special truck some serious grunt.
What Should I Be Paying?
Hagerty reports that the 1967-’72 Chevrolet C10 is perhaps the most collectible truck on the market today. Prices on the sales floor are rising quickly, because the C10 is modern enough to be driven every day and vintage enough to maintain that cool factor for which buyers are looking. Hagerty also estimates the value of the second generation Chevrolet is between $3-26,000, depending on condition, model year and options. What many consumers may not know is that the ‘67-’72 Chevrolet was designed by General Motors to feel “less like a truck,” so these collectible vehicles can vary widely in options selected.
What to Look for When Buying a 2nd Generation C10
Vintage Chevrolet pick-ups tend to be strong as a rock mechanically, but they do have their problems. Make sure to check all VIN numbers so you know you’re buying a truck with a clean title.
Rocker panels and cab corners are an area that’s wise to check out on any vintage truck you’re looking to purchase. That fact holds true with the ‘67-72 Chevrolet C10 as well.
There’s no counting the number of times the floors in a vintage Chevrolet C10 have rusted through and been found needing replacement.
If you’re trying to locate a 4-wheel drive version of the second generation C10, making sure that feature works is a big deal. This may seem like an easy one, but you’d be surprised at how many buyers just assume the 4-wheel drive works only to be disappointed later down the road.
Fast Forward to Today
Shopping around for an early example of one of Chevrolet’s most popular trucks can be a fun road down which to go. As long as buyers are willing to look at a few key factors, their pride of ownership can extend well past the initial purchase. There’s a limitless amount of restoration avenues a person can pursue with a second generation C10, or any other for that matter.