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1972 Chevy Cheyenne Super Truck

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Gasoline FUEL

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Description:

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Super Truck
This is a California short bedChevy Cheyenne 1/2 ton super. I bought this truck over 10 years ago and its been stored in a temperaturecontrolled garage and well taken care of. This truck was Featured on the cover of Classic Trucks magazine October, 1997. I have the cover to the magazine and title in hand. Below is the article with all the specifications. The only thing that has been modified since the article is that the bench seat was taken out and replaced with bucket seats and a console. Excellent condition, runs perfect, reliable, could be a daily driver. Refer to pictures for condition and call with any questions. Number list below ad with specs. Copy and paste link at the bottom of description for undercarriage pictures.
Rene Martinez's '72 Cheyenne Super
If you look at rarity strictly from a numbers point of view, of the 365,778 Chevy C-10 trucks built in 1972, only 3 percent left the assembly line as long bed Stepsides versus the roughly 10 percent that left as Cheyenne Supers. In total, Fleet sides outnumbered Stepsides two to one, and while there aren’t any hard figures about how many of the Cheyenne Supers were long or short beds, one thing’s for sure: they have remained desirable and valuable for the last 35 years. Even the base-model C-10s are somewhat prized these days, not to mention a truck like Rene Martinez’s ’72 Cheyenne Super that shared the cover of our February ’07 issue with the rest of his herd shot in his ample backyard.
Rene still maintains that he’s not a collector, but his wife begs to differ-she says it’s more of an addiction. Whatever the case may be, they both fell in love with this green and white two-tone truck the first time they laid eyes on it. Rene wasn’t even looking for another truck as he wandered around a Fresno-area swap-meet minding his own business searching for parts for one of his other “children,” but even his wife said he needed it. It was hard to argue with that, so the deal was made for the clean, original short bed. Rene knew it wasn’t going to take much to get the ’72 just where he wanted it-close to the ground!
He took the truck to Fat Fender in Fresno for some good medicine that resulted in a 3 1/2-inch drop in the front and a full 5 inches out back, and the 17-inch Torq-Thrust IIs wrapped up the exterior perfectly. Next it was off to his good friend Kevin Hernandez of Kev’s Classics, also in Fresno, for a stock tach dash upgrade as well as stepping up to the rare stock tilt column that only graced some 60,000 trucks in ’72. The rest of the interior is stock and has survived quite well. The bench seat is still covered in the factory off-white vinyl with simulated tooled-leather patterns. Along with the Cheyenne Super package came the woodgrain inserts on the glovebox door, door panels, and gauge panel that Kevin made sure went on the new panel.
The C-10 is basically stock, with factory air, five-lug disc brakes in front, trailing arm rear suspension, a 12-bolt, a 350 V-8, and a Turbo 350. Before Rene took ownership, the original four-bolt main motor was the subject of a mild build that consisted of being bored .030-over, balanced, blueprinted, and fitted with Speed-Pro forged pistons, a 268H COMP cam, ported iron heads, and glass-beaded and shot-peened Chevy rods. On the outside, there’s an Edelbrock dual-plane intake and a 650-cfm carb, Summit polished valve covers, a Mallory UniLite HEI, and Doug’s 2 1/2-inch headers that breathe fire into the Flowmasters under the steel bed floor.
Rene Martinez
Atwater, California
1972 Chevy Cheyenne Super


Frame: stock

Modifications: none

Rear end stock 12-bolt

Rear suspension: trailing arms

Rear brakes: stock drum

Front suspension: stock w/dropped


Front brakes: stock disc

Steering box: stock

Front wheels: American Racing

Torq-Thrust II, 17×8

Rear wheels: American Racing

Torq-Thrust II, 17×9 1/2

Front tires: 255/50R17

Rear tires: 275/50R17

Gas tank: stock in cab


Engine: ’72 Chevy 4-bolt 350

Heads: stock, ported

Valve covers: Summit polished


Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock

dual plane / Edelbrock 650cfm

Ignition: Mallory UniLite

Headers: Doug’s

Exhaust / Mufflers: 2 1/2″ by

Atwater Muffler / Flowmaster

Transmission: Turbo 350

Modifications: shift kit


Style: Cheyenne Super

Modifications: none

Fenders front / rear: stock steel

Hood: stock

Grille: stock painted black

Bed: stock Fleetside

Bed floor: stock steel

Bodywork and paint by: GM

Paint type / Color: factory /

green and white

Headlights / Taillights: stock

Bumpers: stock rechromed


Dashboard: stock

Gauges: stock changed to tach panel

Air conditioning: stock


Steering wheel: Lecarra

Steering column: stock tilt

Seat: bucket seats with console

Upholstery by: stock

Material / Color: vinyl / off white

Carpet: dark green


I have sold several hard to find and expensive vehicles including 1953 Harley Police Trike, a 1947 Collectable Whizzer, a 1971 Camaro, 1959 Corvette and many other items in the last year. I have had nothing but great transactions on Ebay and encourage you to research me and the items I have listed. I am selling a few pieces to pick up some other collectables and am sad to let this one go, and will only sale for the right price. Please feel free to contact any of the buyers for references. I am fair and honest and expect the same from my buyers.

I require a $1000.00 deposit via Paypal. This is to weed out any fraudulent buyers. Cash upon pick-up within 7 days of auction closing, unless other arrangements have been made. I will not accept money orders, personal checks, IOU's or trades, I have enough toys so please don't ask. If you don't have the money you shouldn't be buying anything. Serious inquires only. As a seller, I will provide a picture of the title and any other documents that you request to ensure the validity of this 1972 Chevy Cheyenne. Feel free to message anytime or call after 5 on the weekdays/ anytime on the weekends.

* Once the buyer has purchased this 1972 Chevrolet, if he/she chooses to ship/ transport the car, they are responsible for any/all shipping, insurance and other fees. The new owner will contact the transport company of their choice and take care of all the details in a separate transaction outside of this sale.

Thanks for looking.

Dennis 801-358-0080


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Item location:Orem, Utah, United States
Type:Cab & Chassis
Interior color:White
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear