HARD-TO-FIND C-60, 350 CRATE V8, MANUAL, DUALS, RECENT RESPRAY, WELL-MAINTAINED
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1965 Chevrolet C60
Are big trucks the next big thing in car collecting? There's a passionate group of guys who care for these big brutes, and we can guarantee that showing up in this 1965 Chevrolet C60 flatbed will definitely generate attention wherever you go. Better yet, it's been upgraded with a 350 crate motor, so it is quite useful, either around the house or to promote your business. Can you think of a better parade vehicle than this?
It's industrial-strength, no doubt about it, but it's also quite nicely restored. Big trucks like this lived hard lives, so finding one fully intact is the hardest part. At some point in the not-too-distant past, this one was nicely restored with handsome burgundy paint over its rather clean bodywork, and it looks fantastic. You can see styling cues that connect it to its smaller siblings, from the high-mounted parking lights to the square headlight pods, and there's no question whose name is on the front of this rig. The paint shines up nicely and a few bright pieces of trim keep it from being too plain. We like the running lights on the cab and the side marker lights just ahead of the doors, all of which make it easy to maneuver this machine in just about any conditions. Out back, the bed is heavy-duty steel with a spray-on bedliner to add traction and keep it looking tidy. The only thing you're going to need is a new phone number, because all your friends are going to keep calling wanting to borrow it. There's no more useful tool than this big Chevy!
The interior is industrial, too, but you know these trucks weren't luxury machines, they were built to work hard. The wide bench seat carries a new black vinyl seat cover that's suitably tough and looks great, and the floors are bare, as you'd expect. The dash and doors have been painted the same burgundy as the exterior and the gauges are the same that you'd find in a half-ton C10. The big steering wheel makes it surprisingly easy to wheel this big machine around and the shifter manages the original 4-speed manual gearbox with a switch for the 2-speed rear end. No radio, of course, but you could easily add one there in the middle of the dash without too much trouble. There's also a heater, which was still optional in 1965 (at least on the big trucks). Can you see the potential here?
The engine is a Goodwrench 350 cubic inch V8 crate motor that fits neatly in the cavernous engine bay. It's a proper update of the 283 or 327 that might have lived here originally and with a 2-barrel carburetor, it's plenty torquey to get this big rig moving down the road. There's also a modern alternator, a giant radiator, and no real deviations from original spec. Dual exhaust actually sounds rather racy with twin pipes exiting just behind the cab and with that two-speed rear end, it'll keep up with modern traffic without working too hard. Brakes are effective, although it does ride and handle like a big truck, so keep your expectations modest. However, those beautiful wheels are brand new and carry fresh 10R22.5 tires with less than 100 miles on them.
Lots of truck for the money, it's easy to envision putting it to work either as a promotional tool or as a workhorse or both! Call now!