“Cashed Out” – First Gen 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside by Sam Ramada

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Sam Ramada has provided us with a build that will turn you green with envy! “Cashed Out” is a custom-built first generation 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside. It sports full custom paint in eye-catching lime green with pin stripes, hand-painted wheels and roof, finished with chrome bumpers and trim (including the chrome inlays in a wood bed).

The interior and dash is also custom painted, and sports a Forever Sharp wood grain Billet Muscle steering wheel. Auto meter gauges, a digital display, and custom two-tone diamond stitched leather seats compliment this ride.

The GM C series spans 42 years, four generations of two wheel drive trucks with the first being produced in 1960.  C10, C20 and C30 represented the tonnage, with C10 being a half ton, C20 a three quarter ton and C30 a one ton.  

The 1960’s saw the arrival of the C10 truck series, considered by some to bring unheard of changes to the Chevrolet light duty trucks series.  Independent front suspension replaced the non-independent straight axle found on Chevy and GMC trucks prior to 1960.  

According to Hot Rod magazine, there has been a trend in the last ten years where the first series of C10 and GMC trucks have gained a following with collectors customizing these classic trucks.  “Cashed Out” is a perfect example of such a customization.  We appreciate Sam’s generosity in sharing this unique vehicle with HRL, and wish them many happy miles together!

A bright green 1965 Chevy pickup, "Cashed Out", sits in a parking lot with the hood open for inspection.

Barb currently resides in Central Florida with her three horses; when she’s not writing or riding for HRL, she loves to read and travel. horseandriderliving@gmail.com

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