These things are hot right now so locally 15-18k....
Wow this is really suprising to me. I hope others will chime in as well. I took it out for a cruise this morning. No radio just listening to the cam in traffic is a hot rod experience for sure. Sometimes i chirp the tires by accident haha. I’m still skeptical about offering it up because it is a backyard build, with 0 bodywork done besides the bumpers and mirrors. But it offers that hot rod feeling, and after months of issues initially it is way more reliable than I thought it would be. If I scuff the heavy rust and clear coat it, I’m thinking I’ll ask for 12 and see what happens?These things are hot right now so locally 15-18k....
I’m in NC. I honestly can’t even put gas in it without people walking up to me and asking about it. I live in a very poor area though. It has 1 rust hole in cab corner and 2 in fender. it is really straight though. Tailgate is damaged as per usual and small pinholes in the bed. Floor is all there with one hole patched sometime long ago but it’s not soft. Firewall area is rough. I will at the very least put several coats of floor polish on it to preserve for a few more months. I would hate to weld it up and paint it really, it just has this character. To my friends and family it is the perfect patina build. To some others it is just a “waste of money” lolThe look of not having a show car paint job is what has been hot for awhile now.
As long as your truck is solid, with no major damage, and the lines are good it will be highly sought after. Unless it is ate up with cancer you should be ok.
What region are you in?
I appreciate the input! I’ve been checking Craigslist locally and I’m seeing 8-15k. And then fully restored ridiculous 25-45k pricing. Goood luck with your 72 project! Building the engine and wiring my trans was easy for me, I took my time though. Tuning/dealing with fuel delivery and wiring issues really whooped my a**.I think Johnson is a little high,unless we are talking truly restored and good paint and body. Then yes 10 to 18K easy.
I live in SE virginia (Chesapeake) I would say around 3 to 8K for a decent running truck depends on the body condition and factory options. I am currently doing a frame off 72C10 and Currently working on sheet metal repairs. I am truly not looking forward to the paint portion .
Just remember you will never get out what you have put into cash wise... that is the bad thing about the hobby.
Your beautiful Chevy Big 10 and the GMC "Heavy Half " were some interesting trucks. As I recall, they were essentially half-tons with slightly more GVWR, built by GM to avoid having to meet emission standards. They did not have cat convertors and could be ordered with dual exhausts.Ha! I just got home from Raleigh. We had to run to Sams for some things.
I brought my C10 up from Texas. It doesn't have any rust holes at all.
People love it everywhere I go.
There is a Sam's in Fayetteville, but Chuy's Tex Mex is to die for!
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