1967-1972 Chevy Trucks
First off, who doesn’t love this generation of Chevy truck? I think it’s one of the most aesthetically correct pickups ever produced by GM—especially with the stepside bed. The lines are perfect. It’s not too big, not too small. The interior is spacious and classic. Plus, it’s the last generation of Chevy truck that featured a cab-mounted gas filler. When it comes to classic trucks, it’s hard to go wrong with a ‘67-72 Chevy or GMC.
Some people don’t like the longbed stepside. The same people also have poor taste. All jokes aside, the longbed stepside is a rare beast. Due to its scarcity, this 1970 C10 has the ‘cool factor’ going for it already. From a purely utilitarian standpoint, the longbed stepside is the most useful of the category. In my opinion, GM did it right in the 60s and 70s, and this old pickup is a prime example of excellent design.
Small Block Chevy Equipped
As you’d expect, this 1970 C10 comes equipped with a small block Chevy V8. However, you might be surprised that it’s not a 350. The owner says it has a 307. And from the looks of it, the motor could be original to the truck. Since it’s a pre-smog engine, it doesn’t suffer from the pathetic horsepower losses of the late 1970s. For most people, the 307 is plenty powerful for day-to-day driving.
All in all, this rare longbed stepside is a refreshing find on local California Craigslist. If you’ve wanted an eye-catching and reliable classic pickup, check out the original Craigslist ad and see if it’s still available. If I had the money, I’d probably buy it myself. But I don’t. Either way, I’ll exercise my right to gawk at this uncommon and classic ‘70 Chevy half-ton pickup.
About THE AUTHOR
I rebuild & restore classic cars and trucks when I'm not researching and writing about all things automotive. My current project is a 1978 Ford.Read more about Joshua Weinstein