72 Chevrolet C10/K10 Pickup, 350 V8, A/C, Kodiak Truck Tent, Many Extras

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Custom

Technical specifications of Chevrolet C-10 1972

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: San Francisco, California, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: C-10
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Custom
Year: 1972
Mileage: 43863
VIN: CKE142Z146465
Color: Medium Olive Green
Engine size: 350 V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Three point seat belts
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Kodiak Truck Tent, Diamond Plate Toolbox, Gun Rack, Hat Holder, Dual Battery, Positraction
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1972 Chevrolet K10 (½ ton), longbed, fleetside, pickup truck.This is the same as C10 but 4WD.

Awesome 70’s green color (GM Medium Olive) that everyone seems to enjoy – like Kermit the Frog. I call it the Chevrolet Leaf, because it’s green. I get thumbs-up and intros almost every time I take it out – “I used to own a 71….etc.”.

Many extras including diamond plate toolbox, Kodiak Canvas truck tent – see complete list below.

Vehicle is located in San Francisco for inspection and pickup. Clear California title and current registration, commercial plates. Garaged almost entirely during my ownership.

I have owned it since April 2012 at mileage 15333. Mileage now 43863 (so I’ve only done about 4000/year). Five-digit odo, actual mileage unknown.

Have used it for a mix of around-town (errands cruising) and longer trips in western US (camping, skiing, 24 hours of lemons tow vehicle)

Contact for viewing/inspection (Mark +1 (415) 286-1578, msinclair at hotmail dot com)

Videos at bottom of listing

Dropbox folder with more pictures including receipts, reference materials, previous work, etc. is here:



  • 350 V8 engine (rebuilt ~45k miles ago by previous owner). Hot idle oil pressure is at about ¼ on the gauge, otherwise at 1/2 on gauge.
  • TH350 3-speed, column shift, auto transmission, (rebuilt at same time as engine). Transmission cooler integral with radiator, plus there is a small supplemental external one as well.
  • NP205 transfer case, floor mounted selector (2H, 4H, 4L)
  • Front axle: 3.73 diff, manual locking hubs, leaf springs.
  • Rear axle: 3.73 diff, positraction, leaf springs, new rear shocks.
  • Tires are in nearly-new condition. Cooper Tires, Discoverer A/T3 LT, 33x12.50R15LT M+S.
  • A/C blows cold – factory system with POA update kit.
  • Bench front seat. I added three-point seat belts for driver and passenger, original lap belt for middle. Old lap belt converted to pants belt.
  • Dual gas tanks, one behind seats, one below bed on drivers side with locking flap. Selected by switch on dash.
  • New Champion aluminum radiator with dual electric shrouded fans. Manual fan override switch on dash.
  • Provision for dual batteries. Kit to install wiring for second battery is included.
  • Sliding rear window

New Parts and Work Performed During Ownership

See dropbox for images of parts and work receipts

  • Champion Aluminum Radiator and Dual Fans with Shrouds, new hoses. Includes integral transmission cooler.
  • Replaced most of A/C system except condenser & evaporator – new compressor, receiver/drier, POA valve update kit, hoses, o-rings, muffler, expansion valve, compressor switch, ducts, gaskets, diverter box, ball seals.
  • New heater core, hoses, vacuum valve, backup manual cutoff valves, fan switch, ducts, and control cables.
  • Installed factory tachometer kit from Brothers Trucks (5,000rpm). Also have 8,000rpm faceplate for future engine upgrade if required. Replaced trans shift indicator, dash lights, headlight switch.
  • Super Box II Steering Box and Power Steering Pump.
  • 3-Point Seat Belts for driver and passenger.
  • Recoated interior of bed: stripped rust, paint, and remains of old ceramic liner, applied Metal Ready and POR-15. Fitted new removeable heavy-duty rubber bed mat.
  • Removed rust from drip rails: stripped to bare metal, applied Metal Ready and POR-15, repainted drip rail and cab roof.

Misc. New Interior Items: gas tank cover, glove box, window anti-rattle bolts, interior dash pad, shift lever pin and bushing, drivers door weatherstrip, drivers and passenger side window main seals, repaired original sunvisors (restitched), 12V and USB outlets (fused with dashboard switch) – three 12V outlets, 4 USB sockets.

Misc. New Exterior Items: added rear license plate lamps, new front grille, drivers exterior mirror (passenger side included - existing OK as-is).

Recent Tune-up Items: red HEI cap and rotor, straight-plug wires & separators, spark plugs, water outlet and thermostat, oil change, all other fluid top-ups, lube

Older Work, 2012-2016

  • Insulation applied under interior rubber floor mat
  • Front and rear brake pads
  • Rear axle seals, driveshaft u-joints
  • Off-road needles and seats for carb
  • Rear Shocks – set on truck replaced in 2014, have spare set of Skyjacker Hydro Shock, new in box
  • Master Cylinder
  • Battery dated 12/16

Work Performed by Previous Owner

  • P/O was a mechanic based in Contra Costa. Major work noted during several de:
  • 2012Replaced radiator, front driveshaft, u-joints, front ring & pinion with 3.73 gears to match rears
  • 2011 Replaced flow master muffler, distributor, carburetor (Edelbrock Performer 1406, rear brakes
  • 1999 Engine and transmission rebuilt, approximate 10k-15k miles on drivetrain at sale, so 40k-45k at present
  • Also reported that was repainted in original Medium Olive Green (504) at some point during several decade ownership.

Included Extras

  • Kodiak Truck Bed Tent, used maybe 5-6 times, $350 new. Excellent quality, heavy duty canvas. Allows toolbox to be retained
  • Truck Cover (unused, garaged while owned)
  • Vintage gun rack
  • Diamond Plate Toolbox (locking)
  • Extra hitches
  • Pants belt made from old lap seat-belt
  • Hat rack
  • Haynes Manual, printed. Various manuals, wiring diagrams, etc. included in electronic form.
  • Spare set of rear Skyjacker Hydro Shocks, new in box
  • Dash gauge panel (Brothers Trucks) for 8k rpm tach so can retain appearance if want to upgrade motor. Would need new 8k tach.
  • Blank plate for radio opening – painted sheet aluminum

VIN: CKE142Z146465

  • 1=1/2 TON PICKUP
  • 4=PICKUP
  • 2=1972
  • Serial Number = 146465

Things for future owner to do / known quirks

  • Speedo reads ~10% high due to larger wheels/tires
  • There is light surface rust on the underbody, frame and suspension components. Deeper rust is limited to a few locations in photos/videos. Underside sprayed with Metal Ready once a year.
  • Wiper blades make a fairly annoying screeching sound, but still work OK. A new set would likely solve that problem, but I don’t drive much in the rain.
  • The underhood needs cleanup and insulation. Would reduce engine noise if you care about that.
  • There is a chip in the windscreen visible in photos/video.
  • Gas gauge occasionally sticks on empty when below ¼ tank. Corrects itself pretty quickly, or when refilled.
  • The spare tire predates my ownership. It holds air, and has good tread, but I have never used it.
  • No stereo, enjoy the engine noise. The dash opening is clean and unmolested. Aluminum blank plate included. The door speakers are just filling the whole and are non-operative.

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