1969 C-10 Chevy Stepside Longbed
From Neil :
Here is my 1969 C-10 Chevy pick-up. It is a Stepside with 8 foot bed. It's all original from South Carolina (the picture on the right was taken in SC). It is a standard shift, 6-cyl with original interior, bed and engine.
I really like old vehicles, especially old trucks. I always wanted a Model A Ford pickup. I never could get the funds for it, with a raising a family and all. I had some old Fords in the 1950's and '60's growing up. But then I took a special interest in Chevy's. I had a 1956 Bel Air 2-door, 1960 Impala convertible with 348 cubic inch, tri-carb 335 h.p. engine. And then I got married.
Since then, I have had one Model A 2-door sedan, a 1966 Chevelle 283 V8, a 1978 Pontiac Gran Prix, and now the 1969 Chevy C-10 pickup truck.
This old Chevy truck existed for years near Charlotte, North Carolina. It was sold at an estate auction to an auction company in Orangeburg, South Carolina. An older gent with four Model A's and other miscellaneous vehicles bought it and put it out in front of his home.
I was passing thru on Rt. 301 in late December 2006 on my way to Florida from Maine. The old gentleman had the truck parked on the roadside "for sale." I stopped and negotiated with him. He had a firm price and would not take any less. I shipped the truck to Englewood, Florida for three months (where I spent the winter). Had the brakes done while I had it there and drove it some. In late March 2007, I shipped it to Waldoboro, Maine, where I live.
The truck has a new exhaust (with glaspak), brake lines, minor tune-up, and is on the road again. I have a 1969 owner's manual and title from South Carolina.
It's a very solid frame and truck bed, and no rust. It runs like a clock and is fun to drive.
A friend here in Maine told me about your site. Fun to compare with owners of other old trucks, and to see what is out there. Sharing info with other owners can connect to parts, shows, how-to-repair, etc. Good info on the site. Thanks for allowing me to use your web site.
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