1972 Chevrolet Pickup Truck C30 Longhorn 4x4 Big Block Automatic

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C30 Pickup
  • SubModel: Highlander Longhorn 4x4
  • Type: Standard Cab Longhorn 4x4
  • Trim: Highlander Longhorn 4x4
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 107,800
  • VIN: CCE342Z177161
  • Color: Orange/White
  • Engine size: 454 Big block
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Carson City, Nevada, United States


1972 Chevrolet C30 Highlander Longhorn 4x4 Pickup Truck, Four Wheel Drive, Custom Deluxe 30 one ton pickup. Very heavy duty running gear. ORIGINAL PAINT. Runs as good as it looks.
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Current mileage is 107800 original miles. I have owned the truck since 1975. Not licensed since about 1998. Clear title in hand. Truck is factory two tone White over Chevy Orange. Stored indoors. This is the original paint, even in the bed.
Truck has factory power steering and power brakes, air conditioning, factory tilt wheel, quad shocks front and rear, extra heavy duty suspension and sway bars, full instrumentation (photo), dash and glove box are in great shape.
Engine: 454 Big Block Chevrolet + .030 with Keith Black Silv-O-Lite popup pistons, I believe 10 to 1 compression ratio, runs fine at my altitude (5000 feet) but will need octane booster at lower altitudes, engine has about 40000 miles on it since being rebuilt 20 years ago at Carson Truck & Auto Repair ( GM high performance high rise intake manifold. Starts easy and runs very strong. Stored indoors. Every few months I drive it a few miles but other than that I don't think I've put more than 1000 miles on it in the last 20 years. The original engine was an L47 402 big block, engine is now a big block 454 + .030. Fun to drive, you will enjoy driving this truck.
Transmission: Turbo 400 (TH400). Transfer case: NP205 gear drive transfer case with manual locking hubs. This truck was originally a two wheel drive truck. I converted it to four wheel drive in the mid eighties using then current production factory parts. It has about 50k miles on it since then.
Front Differential: Dana 44 with heavy duty open carrier, 4:10 ratio. Front disc brakes. Welded on truss bar. Front heavy duty sway bar. Rear Differential: Corporate 14 bolt with a Detroit Locker. 4:10 ratio. Rear drum brakes, 3 inch. Welded on truss bar. This rear end was installed in the mid 1990's and was current production at that time. Since this truck carried a camper it has a very heavy duty sway bar on it (photo available). These sway bars were used on GM class A P37 motorhomes.
Body is in very good condition. This is a Long Horn edition (google it or go to ), a very limited production model. Also note this is Highlander Special Promotional Package and has the side bed tool box, another fairly rare accessory. Always garaged. The paint is 100% original, including the painted wood bed. There is one small dent on the hood (photo) and some damaged paint on the driver's door due to resting my arm on it with the window down. The bed is in very good condition, partly because it had a camper on for the first 100k miles. The tires have about 50% tread and don’t leak but are very old and should probably not be considered road worthy. All gauges work. NO TAILGATE. This is a Long Horn edition (google it), a very limited production model. The truck had add-on electric window motors installed when I got it, I removed them back in the mid 1970's but you can see that the inner door trim was trimmed to accommodate them. Please notice the trim marks and screw holes around the window crank area on both doors. Front seat was reupholstered back then also (mid 1990's). Original seat belts are kind of dirty looking and have been removed but are included and are white in color to match the original front seat. The radio and steering wheel are not original. There are also some areas (edges) on the body where the paint has been rubbed through by washing and waxing, most notably on the hood and around the wheels (photos available). On the hood there are two bolts where a hood ornament used to be and 4 bolt holes below the windshield where shock absorbers were mounted for the camper (photo). The truck has three fuel tanks; the OEM tank behind the seat, an aux tank in front of the left rear tire under the bed and a custom tank installed in the bed. The fill spout for the tank in the bed is mounted through the side of the bed while the other aux tank fills inside the left rear wheel well. The manual fuel tank selector valve is on the floor inside the cab on the left of the driver's seat (photo available).
The truck will be advertised here and elsewhere until sold so save the listing info if you are interested. Please ask any questions through the email system. I've tried to point everything important, please ask questions. Additional photos are available.
An observant Ebayer informed me: 'Your pickup is also a "Highlander". The glove box options sticker has the "special promotional package" and "orange plaid seat". Google 1972 highlander, it was a 1972 only promotional option for GM trucks.' The original seat in this truck was white with orange plaid fabric, I had it reupholstered years ago. Thank you for the info!
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