Skip to main content

Image credits: © Chevrolet. GM Corp

1971 Chevrolet C10 news, pictures, specifications, and information
In 1971, the Chevrolet trucks were given a new grille design. A new trim package was introduced called the Cheyenne. On the GMC models they were referred to as the Sierra. These packages were basically comfort features including a nicer interior, more padding and insulation, carpet, chrome trim, and upper and lower side molding and tailgate trim.

This was the first year for AM/FM radios factory installed. The front brakes on all light-duty trucks were switched from drums to discs. Another change was to the lug pattern, which had been a six-lug bolt pattern. The new pattern was a five-lug pattern in similar fashion to Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Pontiac passenger cars. The 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks retained the 6 lug bolt pattern.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
Truck
Chassis Num: CE141Z633355
 
Sold for $30,000 at 2015 Mecum.
This Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Pickup has been given a ground-up restoration. It is finished in dark olive with white inserts with a green hounds tooth interior. There is a GM 700R4 automatic transmission, 3.73 Positraction rear end, factory air conditioning and power disc brakes. The car has power steering, tilt steering column, and comfort grip steering wheel. The truck rides on BF Goodrich TA tires and 15x8 inch Rally wheels.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2016
The Chevrolet C/K Series was Chevy and GMC's full-size pickup from 1960 through 1999 in the United States. (From 1965 to 1999 Canada, from 1964 through 2001 in Brazil, and from 1975 to 1982 in Chile). The 'C' indicated two-wheel drive while the 'K' meant four-wheel drive.

In 1999, the C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in the United States and Canada.

Chevrolet C10
In 1960, Chevrolet introduced a new body style of light pickup-truck that featured a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower. In the front was an independent suspension setup. The old naming scheme, the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations were replaced by the 10, 20 and 30. The 3100, 3200, and 3600 had been used for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models (respectively).

Beginning in 1957, the trucks were available from the factory with a four-wheel drive system. The 'C' in front of the series number indicated 2-wheel drive while a 'K' represented 4-wheel drive. GMC did not use the 'C' nomenclature, though their 4x4 versions had the 'K' designation. Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 short-bed trucks, and C16 and K15 long-bed trucks. The 3/4-ton models were the C20 and K20, as well as the one-tone C30.

Beginning in 1960, the C/K trucks were available as 'Fleetside' or fendered 'Stepside' versions. GMC called these 'Wideside' and 'Fenderside.'

The 1962 versions were given a torsion bar suspension in the front, with trailing arm setup in the rear. Engines included the base GMC 305 cubic-inch V6 for the GMC version, delivering 135 horsepower. Inline-six engines included a 230, 236, 250, 261, and 292. V8 options included the 283 and 327. A three-speed synchromesh was standard, with a four-speed synchro and two-speed Powerglide available as optional equipment.

In 1963, a coil-spring front suspension setup became available, along with a base engine change. The new inline-6 3.8 liter engine delivered 140 horsepower. An optional 4.8 liter inline six, with 165 horsepower on tap, also was introduced.

In 1964, the cab was updated and the 'warparound' windshield was removed. A new front grille design appeared on the front, along with various other interior changes.

In 1965, air conditioning and a 327 cubic-inch V8 engine became available. In 1966, a new base engine was introduced - an inline-6 4.1 liter version delivering 155 horsepower.

The second generation of trucks was introduced in 1967 and would remain in production until 1972. It was given the nickname 'Action Line.' Most of the trucks built during this period were given a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, greatly improving the ride over the traditional leaf springs. Those wanting the leaf springs could order that as an option. Leaf springs were standard on 30 series trucks.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
For more information and related vehicles, click here

"
SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2017 SUBARU LEGACY AND OUTBACK MODELS
◾Legacy with Symmetrical All Wheel Drive standard begins at $21,995 ◾New Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist safety technologies ◾All new Outback Touring becomes flagship model ◾Debut of new Legacy 2.5i Sport trim Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2017 Outback and Legacy lines. These 2017 models will arrive into retailers during July 2016. In one of the industry's most competitive segments, the midsize Legacy sedan remains the o...[Read more...]
SUBARU TO OFFER LIMITED EDITION SERIES.HYPERBLUE BRZ AND WRX STI MODELS
◾Limited to 700 WRX STI & 500 BRZ ◾BRZ receives upgraded SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia ◾Rear Vision Camera now standard on BRZ ◾Exclusive Hyper Blue exterior paint and interior trims Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the 2016 Series.HyperBlue limited edition available exclusively on BRZ and WRX STI models. As a follow up to the 2015 Series.Blue BRZ, the 2016 Series.HyperBlue cars feature exterior paint in Subaru's exclusive Hyper Blue with matching interior t...[Read more...]
SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON ALL-NEW 2015 OUTBACK
 ◾Well-equipped Outback 2.5i begins at $24,895 ◾Bolder design for roomiest, most capable Outback ever ◾Lineartronic® CVT now standard on all models ◾Quieter, more refined ride and new amenities ◾Enhanced Eyesight® system with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback models. The fifth generation of the World's First Sport Utility Wagon®, featuring the roomiest interior...[Read more...]
Holden Celebrates 35 Years of Commodore
Holden is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its most iconic nameplate, Commodore. For over three decades, the Holden Commodore has delivered significant advances in vehicle performance, safety and comfort on the way to becoming Holden's longest-standing and most successful nameplate. Holden Executive Director, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, Phil Brook, said Holden was extremely proud of Commodore's success. 'There are not many nameplates in Australia that can lay claim to a ric...[Read more...]
JEEP® WRANGLER NAMED SEMA'S ‘HOTTEST 4X4-SUV' FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Jeep® Wrangler Named SEMA's 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for Fourth Consecutive Year; Mopar Announces New Jeep Performance Parts and Accessories ◾Jeep® Wrangler recognized as 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for fourth consecutive year at SEMA ◾New Mopar performance parts and accessories for the Jeep Wrangler have been added to the catalog of more than 300 already available Las Vegas - The Jeep® Wrangler was recognized as the 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for a fourth consecutive year at the 2013 Specialty Equipme...[Read more...]

150
210
Astro
Avalanche
Aveo
Bel Air
Beretta
Biscayne
Blazer
C10 / K10
Camaro
Cameo
Caprice
Cavalier
Chevelle
Citation
Cobalt
Colorado
Corvair
Corvette
Corvette GTP
Cruze
DB Master
Deluxe Series
El Camino
El Morocco
Equinox
Express
Fleetline
HHR
Impala
Kingswood
Laguna
Malibu
Metro
Model 3100
Model H
Monte Carlo
Monza
Nova
Prizm
RPO B2K Twin Turbo
S-10
Series 490
Series C
Series L
Silverado
Sonic
Spark
Special Series
SS
SSR
Styleline
Suburban
Tahoe
Task Force (Apache)
Tracker
TrailBlazer
Traverse
Trax
Uplander
Vega
Venture
Volt

© 1998-2016. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.