This 1970 Chevy C10 went for bonkers dough at Barrett-Jackson

This is a good looking 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck. It’s had a ton of work done to it, and it appears to be quite well built. Under the hood, you’ll find a 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 450 horsepower. A six-speed automatic bolts up to a 12-bolt rear end. And the chassis rides right on a pro-touring style suspension setup. This is a very cool truck. But I’m blown away by the fact that someone thinks it’s a $110,000 truck.

The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event is where the transaction went down. A buyer happily forked over one hundred and ten thousand dollars for this modified and restored Chevy truck. Used C10 prices were already inching toward idiotic at all levels of quality, but this will only push everyone else’s prices that much higher.

Go to your local Craigslist. Type in C10. And let me know what you find. Here’s a nice clean driver: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/upland-1974-c10/6994532828.html And I’m guessing that price just went up $5,000 since the Barrett auction.

And here’s an older Chevy truck, in worse shape, with a higher asking price: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/nine-mile-falls-factory-short-bed/6991136276.html

It gets worse though. And it shows no signs of slowing. I found so many more examples just on my local Craigslist. And I’m partially blaming the 1970 C10 sold at Barrett. But really this problem started before this truck crossed the block.

Is this auctioned-off example cool? Absolutely. I love the olive green paint scheme and I can live with the wheel choice (though I cannot get past that shit looking steering wheel). Would this truck be a thrill to drive? Without a doubt! It’s got great power, large brakes, and a proper suspension setup. It probably drives better than a lot of modern sports cars. Can I find my way to its $110,000 hammer price? Hell. No.

Someone was drunk in Vegas and spent far too much money on a $25,000 truck wearing $30,000 worth of parts.

By |2019-10-16T23:39:26+00:00October 17th, 2019|For Sale, Hooniverse Truck Thursday|19 Comments

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