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I have a 1970 C10 Longbed Fleetside pickup truck that used to belong to my grandfather. I need to sell it because I need some cash and I am trying to determine how much it is worth. I have done some searches online and found prices from $8,000 to $50,000. This truck needs a lot of work so I know I am on the very low end but I do want to get as much as I can for it without being unrealistic in my expectations. I used to drive it once or twice a month but about 2 years ago I just parked it and I have not driven it since. It ran fine the last time I did drive it. It has a straight 6 engine with three speed shifter in the steering column. There is also significant rust in the body which would have to be repaired to get it into great shape. Everything on the truck is actually original equipment, including the drum brakes all around. (not sure if that is good or not). Considering the fact that I have not run it in almost 2 years, I am sure that the gas in the tank is bad and who knows how much work would be needed on the engine to get it in top running condition. Based on all of this, can someone give me a ballpark on what you think I should use as a staring point when setting an asking price? Thanks Frank
First, the background: In 1977, my Papa bought a brand new Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe truck. That was the same year I was born, so for as long as I've known my Papa, I've known that baby blue Chevy truck. Whenever I've thought about him I've thought about it, and vice versa. Over the past few years his health has been declining and he's been unable to drive, so about 6 years ago he sold "'Ol Blue". Well, I recently did some research and found the owner. I called him up and told him my sappy story and, while he wasn't looking to sell it, he knew why I wanted it. He was very good to me on the price and sold it to me for what he would have gotten out of it as scrap - $500. When I called my Papa and told him what I had done, he went dead silent. After a moment he began to speak again and his voice was cracking when he told me that he was very happy that I found it and that he regretted ever selling it. He was proud of the fact that, before he sold it, the only people to ever drive it were him and his children. I assured him that it was back in the family to stay this time. While I only paid $500 for it, I wouldn't sell it for a million. It's the greatest investment I've ever made. Now, the restoration: Here's where I need some input. I want to restore it to like new condition, leaving it just as it is with Papa's "touches". I've found someone who is willing to do the frame off restoration (minus engine & transmission, but I've got a guy for that) in exchange for a vehicle that I own outright. I told him that we would draw up a contract so that there would be no confusion about the job and our terms. I've already looked at some of the guys other work and he appears to be pretty good at it. However, I've never entered into this type of project before, so I don't know what kind of things to add into a contract like this. I am going to reserve the right to a third party inspection and to check on the vehicle unannounced during normal business hours, but I don't know what types of technical specifications to add (i.e. types of materials or processes to be used). Any input would be greatly appreciated. Finally, some pics:
1970 Chevy C10, 6 ft shortbed fleetside black with black and red interior *powered by a "healthy lil" 327 from my 67 impala: * freshly rebuilt with: *comp cams "thumper" cam *Elderbrock intake *Hooker long tube headers, 2 1/2" duals w/ flowmaster 40s *HEI upgrade *1 wire alt * high flow oil and water pumps * mini starter TH350: rebuilt w/ 2400 stall and shift kit *12 Bolt rear w/ factory 4.10s, *lowered 3" frnt and 5" rear, sport shocks * new tach n gauges * 65 chevelle steering wheel * restored factory red bench seat *new chrome fact. style rear bumper, *** Less then 12 k miles since all new parts and rebuild of motor/trans!!, good reliable driver/ cruiser!! FOR SALE!!! I'll make you a heck of a deal on it!! ***Just send me a message on here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for looking!!
Here's a Great looking and sounding, running and driving 1972 Chevy C10 Shortbed Fleetside Pickup. , 350 engine supposed to have 6000 miles and be a 4 bolt main, .030 over, I have no other specs on the engine internals. "Big" Holley dual feed double pumper 4bbl carb with no choke- Numbers on the carb. are: 4150, HP, LIST 80496, 1, 3533, 11848 primary jet body. Edelbrock Performer dual plane intake. New "O" ring style water neck on intake. Billet brackets & pulleys with 2 serpentine style belts. Chrome alternator. Aluminum water pump. GM HEI distributor. New motor mounts & air filter. Stock 4-row radiator with fan shroud "Built" Turbo 350 with 3500 Stall converter. Shifts high and fairly hard. New front Bumper. Power steering. Power disc brakes. 15" Weld Wheel Pro stars all around with M/T Sportsman Pro tires. Front tires are 26x7.60-15LT Rear tires are 29x15.50-15LT 12 bolt posi rear w/4:11 gears. Nicely loud exhaust exits just in front of the rear tires. Exterior color is '68 Chevy blue with white stripes. Kenwood DPX440 am/fm/cd/casstte stereo with remote control RC110, speakers are in the doors. Excellant interior, seat and door panels redone in matching blue and white. Autometer Sport Comp Silver 10k monster style tach on left windshield pillar. Bed is rhino (type) lined on the inside with carpet on the floor and sides. Suspension has been lowered with blocks and coil over shocks in the back, not sure what was done to lower it in the front. Good glass, Windows roll up and down nicely, Doors open and close nice, quiet, and solid. LeCarra Steering wheel. LED'S mounted under dash, in the engine bay, and under the bowtie in the bed for a nice glow at the car shows. Consistent trophy winner and a constant favorite with the crowd. Issues/Needs that I know about: Front tires seem small to me, could use replaced with bigger size. Steering wheel has no horn parts inside it Carb. is too big and has no choke if you want better street use. Scratch on drivers side wheel tub inside bed Downshift cable not connected to carb. Missing one parking brake cable on rear end Gear shift indicator "cover" on steering column needs replaced. Blinker cancel cam not working Headers are peeling, may have used to be chrome. Bed carpet could use to be replaced. Nothing on this list is a big deal. That's about all I know about it, Located in Maryland, Email me with your questions! No Shipping, No "Agents", No Flippers, No Lowballers, NO "CHEQUES" Come see, Come pay, Come take it away. Seriously lopsided trades considered. More pics by email. $15,000