1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We're starting off the new month on a Truck Monday, and we might as well get right back to pickup basics here, with a good ol' Chevy half-ton that lives in the heart of Alameda's downtown.

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS


I spent a summer driving one of these when I was in high school, and I liked it quite a bit (once I got used to the three-on-the-tree gearshift). Bouncy, squeaky, and rattly, but not much to go wrong and plenty of style.

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS


Back in '63, the base C10 Stepside cost $2,009. That got you the indestructo-grade 230-cubic-inch I6, which would get the truck up to highway speed even with several old refrigerators in the bed… eventually. The '63 Ford F100 Flareside was priced at a near-identical $2,002, but the real truck steal of 1963 was the Dodge D100 Sweptline, which could be had for just $1,823.

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS


Here's another multiple-DOTS block; the '69 Skylark Custom is just down the block. The '84 Porsche 928 and '64 Dodge Dart wagon are just around the corner, too.

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup TruckS


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