Classic Classified: 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

Classic Classified: 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: March 1989
Price then: $3,900 ($7,500 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of a new 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400SM motorcycle today)
Price now: $4,600 – $32,200
Approximate dollar difference: $24,700 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Annual rate of return: 5.5%

1969 Chevy short bed, 350-ci V-8, new paint, ps, 3-spd, beautiful blue, rust-free, new paint and upholstery, driver anywhere, $3,900

Back in 1989, a ’69 Chevy pickup would simply be used as a work truck. Since then, the collector truck market has exploded and with a lot of attention focused on ‘67-72 Chevrolet pickups. In the past few years, it is nearly impossible to attend an auction and not see several quality examples. This truck would’ve made a great classic for the beginning collector given its low price and simplicity of maintenance, plus a solid return on investment to boot.

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