1970 Chevy C20 Longhorn Pick Up
Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Front and Rear Shocks
(see all options on glove box build sheet)
We are presenting a little different vehicle than we usually showcase. This was presented to us as an original, low mileage truck that has it's original engine and transmission and the mileage is believed to be actual. The 70 Longhorn resembles the standard 3/4 ton pick up, but the bed is 6 inches longer. You can see this by the vertical body seam just behind the cab in the front of the bed. Chevrolet didn't offer an 8.5 foot bed, so they just added the filler panel onto their 8 footer.
These models added length and rear suspension aimed at buyers looking to haul a slide in camper. There is a great article in Hemmings Classic Car magazine in the June 2019 issue. The steering wheel has been replaced and has a GMC logo instead of Chevy. Of course, the 1970 GMC and Chevrolet trucks had basically the same VIN numbers, and interchangeable parts. There is a hole on the side of the seat shown above. The interior is really in great condition considering it's age. There are 3 gas tanks on the truck, the original behind the seat, and 2 additional utility tanks under the bed. The current owner has never tried the other 2 tanks, so we aren't sure if they are functional.
The 350 V-8 runs great and we did not see a bit of smoke from the exhaust and there appears to be no leaks under the truck. The owner does not know if the engine was ever rebuilt. The tailgate also has a GMC logo instead of Chevrolet, but the paint is a slightly different color, so we are assuming it was changed at some point.
The bed appears to be original and is solid throughout. The undercarriage has surface rust, but no serious rust or holes anywhere. The 2 side boxes look to have been added to the truck at some point in it's life. They are certainly not factory. There a small door on each side, which house the gas fills for the extra tanks.
You can see the rust that is on the truck is nothing major. This truck has a great deal of potential. The tires still show good tread.