1968 Chevrolet C10
California Step Side
1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup
- California Truck
- Step Side Short Box
- Professionally Restored
- 350 V8 with a 350 Turbo Transmission
- 4 Wheel Disc Power Brakes
- Fresh Tune Up
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“Low overall height plus handy steps for side loading make the Stepside a popular workhorse.” – 1968 Chevrolet Pickup brochure
Offered here is a professionally restored and respectfully upgraded '68 Chevy Stepside short-bed pickup in copper-orange over black. Showing just 45,555 miles on its odometer since first delivered in California, the truck has traveled fewer than 900 miles per-year on average.
The pickup has been treated to a professional re-spray in metallic copper-orange. The quality of the paintwork on the body—including the front fender tops in the engine bay and the cargo box—is exceptional. The finish shines and the metallic paint captures the light in an appealing fashion. The cargo bed has been completely refreshed with newly varnished wood and chrome rub strips. Chrome finishes on the front grille and bumper, headlight surrounds, side mirrors, door handles, and rear bumper are free of damage and shine brightly. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and un-cracked. The cab features an added, pop-up sunroof. All badges and emblems are present and properly located. Black, high-gloss, 15-inch aftermarket steel wheels are mounted with GoodYear Wrangler® Radial outlined-white-letter tires.
Inside, door trim, bench-seat upholstery, and carpeting have all been refreshed in black. The body-color-painted dash brings the handsome exterior color into the cabin. Stock-appearing instrumentation is driver-focused on a stock black panel, while the factory opening for the radio has been left unfilled allowing the next owner to choose their favorite audio upgrade. An aftermarket black sport-style steering wheel is mounted; the automatic-transmission shifter is column-mounted. The truck features crank-up side windows and push-pull vent glass. Throughout the cab, the surface finishes are all in excellent, damage-free condition.
Under the hood, a perfectly clean and tidy engine bay provides more evidence of the attention to detail paid during the restoration. The freshly tuned, 350 cubic-inch V8 is the center of attention beneath its Edelbrock-branded chrome air-cleaner and equally bright valve covers. Fender tops are shaved and free of extraneous wiring or bolted-on components. Wiring and coolant hoses are properly routed. Viewed from below, the truck's chassis shows nary a hint of rust or grime. Properly routed dual exhausts, 4-wheel power disc brakes, the 350 Turbo transmission, and stock frame and suspension components are in place. Clear views of the body paint and wood cargo bed bottom can be seen through the extremely clean chassis.
While the more than 140 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this eye-catching Chevy C10 Stepside in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Maybe Chevrolet built it as a work truck, but this Stepside is now a standout car-show-and-weekend-drive attention grabber. No longer relegated to hauling supplies to a job site, fully refreshed and tastefully upgraded, this C10's current-day duty is to impress onlookers and transport its proud new owner in bowtie style.