1971 Chevrolet C10
In addition to appearance changes, the 2nd generation of Chevrolet’s “Action Line” full-size pickups featured coil spring suspension with rear trailing arms in place of the typical leaf spring setup – improving ride quality. Up front, the two-wheel-drive C10s were equipped with independent front suspension. Several new comfort and convenience packages would also be introduced. By 1971 AM/FM radios were fitted as standard from the factory and disc brakes had replaced the drum brakes in the front. A distinctive “egg-crate” grille was also fitted and five-lug pattern wheels were now present on all two-wheel-drive variants. The drivetrain on this example consists of a 350 CID small block Chevrolet V8 with 4 bolt mains that has been bored 0.30 over. Sitting up top is an Edelbrock manifold and 600 CFM carburetor setup. A TH350 automatic transmission and GM 12 bolt positraction rear end with 3.42 gears round out the drivetrain. Power steering is also present. The exterior of the truck has been finished in chrome yellow with 2 oz gold pearl composing the ghost flames painted on the nose. The 5 digit odometer reads “92989”.
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