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Cheers or Jeers: 6,000 Mile Spirit of '76 1976 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:46 AM

Cheers or Jeers: 6,000 Mile Spirit of '76 1976 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale

Link: 1976 Chevrolet C-10 "Spirit of '76"

Fans of the ‘70s, this 1976 Chevrolet C10 pickup might just be the ultimate piece of memorabilia. Forget your Bicentennial quarter collection, your Captain America lunchbox, and your Donnie and Marie albums, this 100% authentic Spirit of ’76 edition pickup truck is what you need! The good news is that this is a Chevy C10 pickup truck, and brings with it all the good stuff that these trucks all possess: rugged good looks, unmatched durability, and the ability to handle all the performance modifications that you’d find on a Camaro or Chevelle. The blue paint is nicely done, and looks appropriate for the mid-70s, especially in such a patriotically theme vehicle. The sheetmetal is original, and it’s laser-straight, so you don’t have to wonder if this was some kind of work truck brought back to life. Instead, it has obviously been something special all its life, and like those aforementioned quarters, there are collectors keeping them safe for future generations to enjoy. The C10 offers plenty of eye candy, too, including chrome bumpers that have a great shine, an unmarked original grille, complete with ‘350’ badge, and a set of bed rails out back that are practical as well as stylish. And if you want it to work for a living, there’s a durable bed liner out back as well. But this truck’s real treat is inside, where it sports an all-original Spirit of ’76 interior in fabulous red, white, and blue. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was cashing in on the country’s 200th birthday, and GM built cars and trucks that were as patriotic as the national anthem. Just check out those seat covers, which offer white vinyl and a red and blue woven fabric insert that is all original and in outstanding condition. Matching blue carpets work with the exterior paint, and the contrasting white door panels are in excellent condition, right down to their ‘Spirit of ‘76’ badges—just try to find a set of those at a swap meet! This truck also offers factory A/C, an AM/FM stereo, and a tilt wheel, so it’s more than just a piece of memorabilia—it’s ready to drive! Nothing runs better than a smooth Chevy 350. Augmented with an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, long-tube headers, and an HEI ignition, it runs superbly with a V8 burble at idle and smooth torque throughout. A chrome air cleaner and polished aluminum valve covers add some flash, and there are obvious signs of care throughout its life. Even more fun, there’s a Muncie 4-speed fitted behind the hot small block, and running it through the gears is a joy. The exhaust system is all-new, and the rest of the chassis is stock and nicely preserved with no trouble spots. Four original steel wheels wear 235/75/15 whitewall radials, the perfect salute to 1976, don’t you think? Rare, nicely preserved, and a ton of fun to drive, this C10 will definitely get its share of double-takes. Call today!


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:41 AM

Neat little truck, Joe.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

Hmm, I remember the "Spirit of 76" cars, but I don't recall any trucks.

Something about this seems a bit fishy.

Neat truck though.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Sweet ride, I remember the package also, it seemed to be on just about everything you could order up at one time. I do agree with Camino, this is the first truck with this package that I remember seeing.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:47 AM

Hmm, I remember the "Spirit of 76" cars, but I don't recall any trucks.

Something about this seems a bit fishy.

Neat truck though.


Me too, Camino. So I turned to Google and found these:

'76 GMC Sierra
http://cars.oodle.co...8889-clovis-ca/

'76 Chevy C10
http://www.allcollec...car-c-15696.htm

Door Panels w/ Emblem for Sale
http://67-72chevytru...ad.php?t=501850

A Web Page for a Chevy C-10 Bonanza Spirit of '76 model
http://www.73-87.com...s/Spirit_76.htm

So I guess these trucks really do/did exist!!
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:55 AM


Hmm, I remember the "Spirit of 76" cars, but I don't recall any trucks.

Something about this seems a bit fishy.

Neat truck though.


Me too, Camino. So I turned to Google and found these:

'76 GMC Sierra
http://cars.oodle.co...8889-clovis-ca/

'76 Chevy C10
http://www.allcollec...car-c-15696.htm

Door Panels w/ Emblem for Sale
http://67-72chevytru...ad.php?t=501850

A Web Page for a Chevy C-10 Bonanza Spirit of '76 model
http://www.73-87.com...s/Spirit_76.htm

So I guess these trucks really do/did exist!!


Very Cool, Thanks for looking and finding these.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:50 PM

sweet!
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

Used to have a '76 K10 Scottsdale back when I was still farming. It had the old manual lockout hubs and was powered by the 350 & 4-speed trans w/ granny low. Good running truck but it was plagued with electrical issues.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:24 AM

Used to have a '76 K10 Scottsdale back when I was still farming. It had the old manual lockout hubs and was powered by the 350 & 4-speed trans w/ granny low. Good running truck but it was plagued with electrical issues.


Pre 78 or 79, these trucks used to rust into the ground pretty badly also.

Edited by A Horse With No Name, 18 June 2012 - 03:24 AM.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

Spoken like a true Ohio resident. I can testify to that, and I was in Maryland at the time, forget about PA.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

Friend of mine had a really nice 1975 K20 pickup with the 292 six & 4-speed trans. Thing had enough torque to tug a house off its foundation.
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