Craigslist Excellence: This Custom 1966 Chevrolet C60 Is the Perfect Tow Rig to Bring to the Races
If you have ever needed the ultimate tow rig that’s not just another Dura-Super-Cummins pickup, here’s your solution: a custom four-door 1966 Chevrolet C60 pickup! Calling this truck awesome, mint, epic, gnarly, wicked, killer, or any other hyperbole is not doing it justice.
The General never made four-door Crew Cab medium-duty trucks. Instead these conversions were contracted out to third parties and often involved sectioning two single-cabs together and modifying the original front doors for the rear. In some cases, the front doors were just slapped in with no modifications, but this conversion by the late Los Angeles–born Crown Body & Coach is one of the better-built variants. The seller says this four-door cab and chassis was originally used by a municipality as a fire truck or as a city-service work truck. The bed is not original, but sticks to the truck’s vintage look, borrowing the image of an old Stepside bed. It’s a 10-foot bed, with provisions for a gooseneck and tie-downs.
In fact, that’s what makes us so excited for this custom C60, it looks like it rolled out of the factory in 1966 like this; the builder was able to preserve the vintage look of the truck, saving us the torture of looking at oversized and overstyled modern wheels, loud paint schemes, and multi-specie interior materials.
The drivetrain is a Chevrolet big-block that was rebuilt with towing in mind, with the seller mentioning that its life-mission is to churn out globs of torque at 3,000 rpm for days on end. The transmission is a beefy Allison automatic, and a 19.5 Eaton rearend uses a Detroit Locker to make sure that this grown-up Tonka truck isn’t sidelined by wet grass and loose gravel. Lastly, the seller converted the truck to super-single big-rig tires in the rear, giving it a self-admitted “hot rod” look.
While we would throw away those Dayton-style wheels for some modern Alcoas, and maybe slide a turbodiesel under the hood, this truck is basically perfect in every meaningful way. Plus, it’s cheaper than most modern ¾- and 1-ton pickups!