The 1966 Chevy truck is nearly identical to the two previous model years. This is most likely due to the major design changes that were to be released in 1967. The good news for potential buyers is that there are three years worth of potential parts and accessories to choose from for repairs and restoration projects. There are also three years worth of the body style if you happen to be fan of the 66 Chevy truck design. We are going to take a look at a couple of these trucks currently for sale.
This rough 1966 Chevy truck for sale in Georgia is currently listed on ebay for $1500. Judging by it’s looks, you might be surprised to learn that it runs great. That is, according to seller anyway. But automobiles are like children. Everybody thinks theirs is the greatest even if they are one step away from being a complete lemon. This truck obviously has some extreme rusting so it’s questionable if the doors and other parts could be sanded and restored or if they would have to be completely replaced.
I once rode is friends truck that was rusting so bad we could watch the road through the floor boards. It wasn’t exactly my idea of comfort and safety. And after looking at some of the other pictures on this listing, there is no comfort to be had with this truck. The seats are completely torn up and the rest of the interior is pretty much as bare as it gets. This is definitely a “project”. The only problem with projects that require as much work as this one will is that you often end up spending much more than the truck will ever be worth and buying one that is already in pretty good condition usually doesn’t cost that much anyway. But hey, sometimes it’s all about the journey.
This 66 Chevy pickup for sale on Craigslist is a good example of what I was talking about. It’s in pretty good condition and only listed for $4000. Getting the previous truck to look this good is going to cost more than that. Perhaps you’ve been watching one of the many restoration shows on cable these days and you are convinced about how fun it would be to buy a fixer upper. Let me tell you if this is your first time, there is always way more work to be done and thousands of dollars more in costs than you anticipate. Take it from a guy that bought a foreclosed home with same fixer upper dreams. Behind every simple hole in the wall is a mold nightmare waiting to be discovered.