Complete Chevrolet C-10 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Chevrolet C10 is a pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, from 1964 to 1984.

History of the Chevrolet C10

In 1983, the Chevrolet C10 was the smallest and lightest of the company's C/K range of pickup trucks. The C/K generation, of which this 4x2 was a part, lasted from 1973 to 1987 and saw only modest alterations in how it looked and performed. During this decade, federal legislation and emission regulations tightened, requiring automakers to reduce performance and alter car structures to ensure passenger safety. Chevrolet made only a few cosmetic alterations to the C10 for the 1983 model year. The C10 debuted in 1983 with multiple trim levels, the most basic being the Custom, and the highest being the Silverado. The difference between the base and Scottsdale models was minimal, consisting mainly of a few upscale interior touches and certain external embellishments. The premium Silverado included upgraded gauges and was trimmed inside and out. Chevrolet relocated the turn signals on all 1983 C10 cars from the bumpers to the new location behind the grille. With the introduction of 1981's new parts and upgrades, Chevy's truck frames shed anywhere from 115 to 300 pounds. The 1983 versions also utilized these lighter frames.


In 1983, Chevrolet retailed the 1983 Chevrolet C10 with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $6,860, which is around $20,398 in 2022.

Features of the Chevrolet C10

Some pickups were destined for the junkyard or the barn, but others made it as resto-mods. The C10 is an excellent example of such a rig; it is much more stylish than most C/K survivors now on the market. Except if you insist on using only authentic parts. For the simple reason that this hauler has changed considerably since it first rolled out of the Chevrolet factory almost four decades ago. Indeed, from afar, it could be mistaken for a standard late C/K, but up close, the bulged hood and fan that nearly covers the middle of the windshield give it away. It has a redesigned grille without the traditional "bowtie" emblem and a black tonneau cover for the bed. The latter conceals a diamond plate toolbox housing the fuel cell, an extra set of wheels and tires, and a sprayed-in liner with a rubber mat. The interior is not particularly luxurious, but it has several neat features clearly designed with racing in mind. High-back seats, a dashboard switch panel made of aluminum, chrome bezels, and brushed metal inserts round out the list. Considering the shifter, it seems like the vehicle is set to tackle the drag strip on weekends.

Engine Specs and Performance of the Chevrolet C10

Standard on the 1983 C10 was a 250-CID inline-six engine with 100 hp at 3,600 rpm and 175 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. In 1983, a brand-new 350-CID V-8 engine joined the lineup, one of many available options. The LS9 motor produced 175 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque. There was also a 305-cubic-centimeter (cc) engine with 155 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque as an alternative engine choice.

Release Date

Chevrolet released the Chevrolet C10 between 1964 and 1984.