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1962 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton C-10 Fleetside

Owned by

Lynn Ward
Loretto, Tennessee


28 January 2008
# 2203

From Lynn :

          I would like to submit my truck for your Gallery.  It is a 1962 Chevrolet 1/2-ton C-10 Fleetside.

          I have always wanted a mid-1960's Bowtie since I was in high school. My nephew has a 1966 Chevy custom. I was browsing on one of the online trade sites when my diamond in the rough caught my eye. The guy wanted 1000 bucks for it. I had a 4-wheeler that I had bought and fixed up (I only had $200 into it) and he told me to bring it by for him to look at as a possible trade.

          We met a few days later and were both satisfied -- so we traded.

          The engine is a 235 ci that came out of a 1955 Chevy [ the 235 six before ] . The transmission is a granny low four speed. [ the 235 six after ]

          I asked him if he thought the truck could be driven the 250 miles back to my house. He just grinned at me and said, “I wouldn't be scared to tear out to California with her right now. It just would take me a little bit longer to get there than most people.” 

          He was right!! The truck drove like a dream to have a 52 year old engine. The only exception was all the way home, the gas gauge was waving at us due to the antique sending unit and we kind of ran outta gas!!  [ view from the rear ]

          My wife has affectionately named her “Gertrude” and I plan to keep old Miss Gertie for many years to come.

          I have found many of your articles helpful. Thank you for having such an interesting and enjoyable web site.

Lynn Ward