1962 Chevrolet C-10
This series of Chevrolet pickups were produced from 1960 through 1966. Each year, there were slight cosmetic changes from the year before. Slight changes such as grill design, badge design and badge position, turn signal lens color (amber to orange in 1963) and a straight pillar window starting in 1964 through the end of the series run.
These trucks sold well and offered refined improvements over what traditional pickups had been. These improvements included torsion spring front suspension (1960-1962 only), coil spring rears for a smoother ride, lower ground clearance for easier access into the cab, and factory options such as an automatic transmission, air conditioning, etc. Trucks were no longer utility and work trucks; they were transforming into family haulers.
This truck is an absolute original; original paint, original interior and original mileage (just over 90,000 miles). It was purchased new in the central valley of California and remained there until 2014. It lived in Santa Paula with its next owner until 2016, when it was sold and came to live in the museum in October of that year. The camper shell was installed when new by the dealer and has never been removed. Notice the rare factory installed searchlight (driver’s side), gauges instead of ‘red’ warning lights, and chrome brightwork all around.
The truck retains its original 235 cubic inch, six cylinder engine and 3 speed column mount manual transmission. The truck can occasionally be seen around Ventura County attending shows or events, and looks especially nice when towing one of the museum’s antique travel trailers.