1978 Chevy C10 Bonanza – Thoroughly redesigned from stem to stern, the all-new third generation C/K trucks for 1973 proved to be the longest lived series in Chevrolet’s history and the three-box styling has proved quite popular since. Aside from wheels and hubcaps, there really wasn’t much that was round anywhere in the design other than the body sides that featured a sculpted character line with a central plateau panel as well as curved side glass, a first on a GM truck. This platform also featured GM’s first in-house built crew cab, and the Suburban finally got four doors like a normal station wagon. Chevrolet offered this cab with only a single front bench seat beginning in 1976. Called the “Bonus Cab”, it was something of a competitor to the Dodge Club Cab and Ford SuperCab. Trim lines were also revamped, ranging from the entry-level Custom to the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and top-end Cheyenne Super. They were shuffled for 1975, with the Scottsdale moniker replacing the Cheyenne Super as the top-of-the-line package, while the Custom series was deleted. The next year, Chevy was back up to four trim lines with the addition of the Silverado at the top of the series. By and large, this remained the trim hierarchy for the remainder of series production.
This beautiful ’78 C10 Bonanza was a recent find in sunny and dry Arizona where it has lived most of its life. This truck is an original 2-tone truck and is a real head turner! As you can see it has already been lowered and looks great with a set of 20″ wheels tucked in the wheel wells. The best buyer for this truck is someone looking for a truck they can drive daily and/or restore to the next level. We have put several miles on her and she drives great. With better paint, we sell similar C10s for $18-25k and if you are keeping an eye on current NADA and Hagerty values, we are far from top dollar. A complete list of features and options includes; 350 V8, Auto, RWD, A/C, Two-Tone, Lowered, Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Chrome Mirrors, Chrome Bumpers, Tan Cloth Bench Seat, Rubber Floormats, DashMat, Original Owners Manual, Factory AM/FM Radio, Spray-in Bedliner, Tilt Steering, Tinted Windows, Dual Magnaflow Exhaust, 20″ American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels, and Thick 20″ Radial Tires! Shipping and financing are available and your spouse already called us to say it was OK to buy it. So there are no more excuses for letting this desirable C10 slip away!