With its super sharp two-tone exterior looking AWESOME and its rare step-side bed in back combining with excellent ground clearance, this recently restored 1969 Chevrolet K10 4x4 is a sturdy classic workhorse that looks like a million bucks. It's been more than a half-century since it first hit the pavement and yet you can still easily picture it transporting heavy loads over rugged terrain without even breaking a sweat, or pulling up at the car show to take home all the top hardware. .....
Beautifully restored to stock specs on the outside, and powered by an upgraded 383 Stroker V8 crate motor mated to a 5-speed gearbox underneath, this dialed-in K-10 was finished only 288 miles ago and is ready to dominate for years to come.
GM's 'Action Line' pickups are arguably the most popular line of trucks in the vintage hobby, and if you've been paying attention, we sell a lot of these beauties. But if we're honest, finding genuine K10s happens pretty infrequently these days (so many K10s on the market are actually just C10 bodies transplanted atop Blazer 4x4 frames), and finding a factory step-side K10 4x4 is rarer even still. Noticeably more modern than the previous generation, these 'Glamour Line' pickups bear a much stronger resemblance to today's modern trucks than to their counterparts of even a couple of years before and yet their vintage charm is undeniable, especially when restored to stock like this gorgeous '69 model. Decked out in a close facsimile to GM's Klondike Gold paint (it is actually copper paint with gold mixed in) and capped by a white finish on top of the cab, it's a great looking classic truck. The paint is very nice, we're talking much nicer than you typically find on any 4x4 truck, with just enough metallic flake in the finish to really make it pop. It's not a perfect show pony, but it's going to be the nicest high-end driver at just about any car show, that we can saw with confidence. We love that they kept the bumpers and tailgate outline white to match the top and hubcaps, giving this truck a period-perfect two-tone look that instantly transports you back in time when you see it. It just looks right. The inside of the bed was finished off to a very high standard as well, with light-stained oak wood on the floor held down with bright rub strips, and beautifully finished interior bed walls that match the exterior in both quality and color. With the substantial height of this K10, the wheel clearance is massive, which not only adds to this Chevy's rugged style but also affords it some serious ability to navigate obstacles. And with a side-mounted spare-tire matching the original wheels, the vintage look is beautifully finished.
The interior was restored at the same time as the rest of the truck and still retains a nice factory appearance, with a comfortable bench seat at its center sporting a saddle-blanket style seat cover that blends perfectly with the rest of the truck. The painted dash features a black dash pad, matching the steel door panels and black arm rests at the flanks, and the steel floor has been covered with black sound/heat deadening material that can either be finished with carpet or left as-is. The tilt steering column wears an upgraded, wood-rimmed Chevrolet steering wheel that you'd normally find in a Camaro or Chevelle, but it looks right inside this rugged cabin, and the dash is full of original-spec gauges (including a rather rare factory tachometer in the center) with crisp markings and clear lenses. Options are rather scarce, although you do get a working heater/defrost unit, seatbelts, and even a retro-style AM/FM/Cassette stereo that was installed inside the factory dash slot. Get in and turn the key, this K10 is ready to rock!
There's plenty of power on hand to drive this K10's off-road escapades, but it's also been set up to handle regular duty on the street as well. The upgraded 383/405HP Stroker V8 underneath the hood is a Blueprint Crate engine (and yes, we do have the paperwork for it), and it's been armed with a Holley 4-barrel carb, an aluminum intake, and Hooker long-tube headers that make it drive and sound great, while it also has a nice, mild lope that suggests there's maybe a slight cam inside. Those block-hugging headers lead out to a throaty dual exhaust system that sounds great, and a newer HEI ignition system and alternator were also added to maximize available spark. The engine bay has been beautifully detailed with a painted firewall and matching inner fenders, and polished valve covers and a matching air cleaner at the flanks really add some well-deserved bling under the hood. The engine pairs with a quick-shifting Zumbrota 5-speed manual transmission that handles all that added power with ease and transforms this big truck into an everyday cruiser, and the surefootedness of 4x4 sits within easy reach of the driver. A heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end is virtually indestructible out back, while the lift kit includes Rough Country shocks at the corners and a big steering stabilizer up front that help keep the truck from wandering off the road. Power steering makes it easy to navigate, while power brakes that position discs up front bring its set of 15"" steel wheels outfitted with original Bowtie hubcaps and sizable 31x10.5x15 off-road radials to quick, dependable stops. Below, the undercarriage is extremely clean and solid as well, which shows off how well-kept this K10 has always been.
Looking sharp and ready for action, this 1969 Chevrolet K10 4x4 would be the perfect score for the off-road enthusiast wanting to inject some vintage mojo into the mix. Call today!