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Very Sharp & Very Useful Classic 4X4! 350 V8, 700R4 Auto, A/C, Fresh Paint, Wow!

1971 Chevrolet Other Pickups 4x4 Custom Deluxe

Vehicle Data

  • Condition:
    Used
  • Item location:
    Local pick-up only
  • Make:
    Chevrolet
  • Model:
    Other Pickups
  • SubModel:
    4x4 Custom Deluxe
  • Type:
    Pickup Truck
  • Trim:
    4x4 Custom Deluxe
  • Year:
    1971
  • Mileage:
    48249
  • VIN:
    KE141Z627831
  • Color:
    Silver
  • Engine size:
    350 V8
  • Fuel:
    Gasoline
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Interior color:
    Gray
  • Vehicle Title:
    Clear

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Description

Who didn't want one of these awesome trucks, lifted and sitting tall, back when they were new? Well, it's time to relive the past with this 1971 Chevrolet K10 4x4 Custom Deluxe pickup, which has very recently enjoyed a rather significant restoration. With rugged good looks and go-anywhere capabilities, it's big American fun on or off the pavement.

First off, dig that killer two-tone Silver Metallic and Gray paint job. It's not only a great color combination for a pickup, but beautifully rendered in modern paints so that is has a gloss and depth that belies this truck's blue-collar roots. For a truck designed to play in the dirt, it's exceptionally well done and as I said, it doesn't look like it's done much rough work since it was completed in early 2020. Every panel looks factory fresh, with no signs of critical damage or little "oops!" issues from heavy mudding. In fact, this might be the cleanest C/K pickup we've seen in a long time, and there's got to be at least twice the asking price wrapped up in its construction. There are no goofy rubber fender flares, no obtrusive tubular steps or bed-mounted roll bars, and shiny chrome bumpers have been retained fore and aft. Everything fits together well, the panels are properly aligned, and, well, this sucker just doesn't look or act like it has been out stomping around in the dirt. It's seriously straight and clean, not a perfect show-truck, but my goodness does it feel like an understatement calling this just a 'driver'. You also get the neat black-and-chrome trim moldings adorning this truck that separate between the two colors, a push-bar ahead of the beautiful front grille, and a heavy-duty toolbox in the bed. Speaking of the bed, it's an 8-footer (this is a long-wheel base truck) that's so neatly finished with a spray-in bedliner that you'll think twice about throwing any dirty stuff back there. Under the toolbox is a supplemental 30 gallon fuel tank that feeds the 16 gallon tank under the bed, so any range anxiety can surely be thrown out the window!

Once you climb up there, you'll find a beautifully restored interior, featuring newer components everywhere you look, all working together to provide a vintage yet very comfortable place to be. The factory bench is long gone, replaced by a comfortable set of power bucket seats swapped in from a late-model Silverado. A big middle console splits the two comfortable seats, there's that famous Chevy truck 'Western scroll' on the door panels, the black carpet below is plush and protected by heavy-duty mats, and up above the headliner is one of those cool aftermarket units that includes integrated speakers that sound great. The steering column wears a later-model Chevrolet steering wheel, but it looks right, and the dash is full of original Custom Deluxe gauges (including a rare factory tachometer!) with crisp markings and clear lenses. Other goodies include a factory A/C system with modern R134a refrigerant working under the hood and an updated retro-style AM/FM stereo in the factory dash slot. Get in and turn the key, this K10 is ready to rock!

To get those big tires moving takes serious horsepower and torque, and what better than a small block Chevy V8? Built with Vortec heads and topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake, the motor spins out great power up and down the throttle, moving the big long-bed with relative ease. The blacked-out Edelbrock air cleaner and matching black valve covers quickly give away that this is no stocker, and a big 4-core radiator keeps the whole show nice and cool. Almost everything under the hood has been attended to in one way or another, and the quality of work is just as nice as the rest of the truck, so you can show it off or drive it with equal confidence. The transmission is a quick-shifting, recently rebuilt 700R4 4-speed automatic driving a NP205 two-speed transfer case and rugged axles fore and aft, and it all looks very solid underneath. Long-tube headers feed a throaty H-pipe dual exhaust system that sounds great and there's plenty of ground clearance space to help with the rough stuff, but not so tall that it's going to cause problems on regular roads. Helping the truck achieve its impressive altitude are a set of handsome Weld Racing wheels wearing beefy BFGoodrich All-terrain T/A off-road tires.

There's just no way someone built a truck this pretty then took it out in the field where it could get hurt. But that certainly doesn't mean you can't have a ton of fun with it yourself. Call today!
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