This 1962 C10 is a very original, straight, unmolested truck looking for a good home! 235CID straight six motor always starts right up and operates smooth and quite with a ton of low end torque. Three speed manual on the column shifts smooth and is a pleasure to drive. Sitting in this truck feels like you're back in 1962 when gas was leaded and the road was full of bright colorful cars. This C10 is no slump with its shiny orange driver quality paint finish. Newer wood bed is a great plus and gives a nice clean look. This truck is full of American history and will grab attention everywhere you drive it. Overall it stops nice and straight, runs smooth, is good on gas and has a lot of originality that is hard to find on C10 trucks today!
Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone were the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (conventional) in front of the series number designates 2-wheel rear drive while a K designates 4-wheel drive. 1962 models featured torsion bar front suspensions, with trailing arm suspension rears. Trim lines were base and "Custom." Engines included the base GMC 305ci V6 for the GMC version, 135 hp, 235ci (3.9 L) and 150 hp 261ci (4.3 L) straight-6s, and a 283ci (4.6 L) V8 with 185 hp.