Finished in dazzling bright red paint with a sweet-running 350 under the hood, this 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup is too nice to take to work, and too functional to be merely a toy. If you need a hobby vehicle that is willing to earn its keep, look no further. Chevrolet called the paint nothing more than "Red" and it''s a great choice for one of the most handsome trucks to come out of the GM design studios in years. It appears that this is a very clean southern truck that has never been rusty or abused, and the repaint a few years ago left it in excellent condition externally. Instantly recognizable coming or going, these trucks are seeing a big resurgence in their popularity and prices for nice ones like this are slowly but surely inching up. That''s why you need to buy the best one you can find, one where someone else has already invested the big money getting it right. That means the rub strip along the side, the bright chrome bumpers fore and aft, and the bed with a spray-in bedliner and chrome bed rails that all show few signs of heavy workloads. Paint quality is good, with a deep shine that looks great in a way only red can deliver. There''s even a heavy-duty hitch out back just in case you''d like to put this one to work, say, hauling your show car, a task for which it is ideally suited. Inside, the bench seat has been reupholstered in red cloth that sure looks like GM would have done it, and it''s the ideal complement for the bright red paint. New red carpets on the floor give the blue collar truck a white collar feel and help control noise and heat as well. The dash, door panels, and lower kick panels have been painted to match the body, tying the entire truck together, and while it''s a not terribly convincing, the woodgraining on the door panels and dash inserts does help to warm things up a bit. All the original gauges are in place, including a fairly rare factory tachometer, and factory A/C with an R134a upgrade makes cruising a pleasure in any climate. A newer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted in place of the original AM radio, and given the speaker upgrades, it sounds pretty darned good. And while Chevy wasn''t building SS trucks back in 1972, the steering wheel doesn''t look out of place in the sporty cabin. Dressed the way the factory built ''em, the 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood runs as well as it looks. With lots of Chevy Orange paint, it hasn''t been over-chromed but rather put together to reflect how the truck might have looked when it was new. For reliability, there''s a new alternator, fresh hoses throughout, and a set of ram''s horn exhaust manifolds feeding a Flowmaster dual exhaust system. The TH350 3-speed automatic feeds the original 12-bolt rear end which looks like it has enjoyed a recent service. Factory Rallys wearing 275/60/15 performance radials really stuff the wheel wells without resorting to the reduced capacity of a lowered truck. It''s really hard to not love a bright red vintage pickup, especially when it''s as well put together as this one. With a great look, V8 power, and thoughtful upgrades, this truck is destined for greatness. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.