In Flashback Friday 7 you saw my first old Chevy pickup, now we have the second. I was having a big time with the new Miata, but they aren’t that great for hauling trash, or anything else. I had also made some improvements to the Miata and had it like I wanted it. But I had an itch to have another project, and I had some cash. I wanted another truck, and I knew what I wanted.
I looked around a while and the only decent, affordable C-10 I could find was this 1972 Cheyenne. It wasn’t yellow, it was a dark mustard color that GM called “Ocre” and it just fits that time period perfectly. I’m not a huge fan of the color but I intended to eventually repaint it anyway, probably either blue or a lighter yellow like the Nova. It had an amusing feature, a set of glass-packed mufflers! It was great fun to sit and rev the engine and hear it crackle.
I split daily-driving duties between the truck and the Miata, and it worked well for a while. Then I started having transmission issues, and I took a job that was a much farther commute. I had a co-worker that was into old Chevys and he wanted it for his son to drive so I sold it to him.
Previous Flashback Fridays:
#13: 1999 Mazda Miata
#12: 1997 Mazda Protege LX
#11: 1997 Chevrolet S-10
#10: 1983 Civic Wagon
#9: 1982 Accord LX Sedan & 1996 Accord LX Wagon
#8: 1989 Voyager & 1996 Saturn SW2
#7: 1971 Chevrolet C-10
#6: 1971 MG MGB
#5: 1989 VW Cabriolet & 1989 Oldsmobile Ciera
#4: 1988 Honda Civic LX
#3: 1986 Honda Civic DX
#2: 1981 Chevy Caprice Estate & 1983 Toyota Tercel
#1: 1972 Chevy Nova