By: Laure Justice
With a few 1960’s CK trucks listed on the Classifieds page today, I thought I would add some basic information about them.
1964 Chevy CK Trucks
The first Bowtie truck listed is a project truck that needs a complete rebuild. That’s not all bad, it can give you something to do for a hobby or a bonding project with your kid.
- The 1964 CK1500 was part of the first generation of Chevrolet C/K trucks, which ran from 1960 through 1966.
- There were a few changes on the ’64 CK: the wraparound windshield was flattened out and lost a little width, the grill was redesigned, and there were some small changes in the interior design, while the body style remained unchanged.
1967 Chevy C/K Trucks
1967 ushered in the second gen of C/K trucks from Chevrolet, like the one featured in the Classified section here today. These “Action Line” trucks had some extra comfort and convenience features as GM started to move them away from the work-truck theme and into the everyday driver/commuter line-up. Some changes for ’67 included:
- Body sheet metal that wasn’t supposed to rust as easily as previous models.
- A coil spring trailing arm suspension replaced traditional leaf springs, as an option, for a smoother ride.
- It was the only year that featured the smaller rear window.
While not originally intended to be covered in this article – here are the basics on the third and fourth gen Chevy CK trucks – because it would seem incomplete and kind of wrong to leave them out without a mention. The third generation of C/Ks started in 1973 and ran through 1987. The fourth generation CKs were produced from 1988 until 1998.
If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to click over to the 1960’s cars for sale section of the (free-but for-member’s-only) classifieds here on Classic Cars Online US to see what’s listed.