Classic 67 Chevy PickupAnother classic truck is the inspiration of todays Nor Cal Spotlight, the 1967 Chevy 1/2 ton Pickup.

The C/K is the name given for Chevrolet’s full-size pickup truck line from 1960 until 1998. The first ever Chevrolet pick-up appeared on the scene in 1924, but the actual in-house designs did not appear until 1930.
In 1967, a new era was marked for pick-up trucks. In particular, Chevrolet’s C/K line of trucks began seeing major improvements over previous versions and General Motors started advertising the trucks as general transportation vehicles instead of simply work vehicles. This campaign for mass-appeal called for some changes to the truck’s overall comfort and handling. The first of these changes included a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension that greatly improved the ride over the traditional leaf springs that where used back then. Other minor cosmetic changes and comfort tweaks made the pick-up truck more accessible to be an every day vehicle instead of one used simply for work.
The truck’s drive train came with a 3 speed manual transmission and the consumer had the option to pick from either the more compact 250 in³ straight-6 or the 283 in³(4.6 L) V8. Most of the trucks manufactured where ½ ton trucks and came with a 5 X 5.5’’ bolt pattern. A few ¾ and 1-ton truck that came with a 8 X 6.5” bolt pattern. The main difference between the “C” line of trucks and the “K” line was simply that the “C” line trucks where two-wheel drive while their counterparts, the “K” line operated using four-wheel drive technology.

Perhaps the most surprising fact about these classic vehicles is the ever-increasing popularity for them. Throughout the years, these trucks have become a prized item for car enthusiasts all over the world. While most collectors seek to find the truck with the most options in its original condition, many others seek to simply find one to customize according to their own taste and style since the 1967 Chevy C/Ks are not an easy item to come around these days. For those who choose the customization route, many of the original parts for the truck are still available through Chevy.
These second generation pick-ups from Chevrolet where manufactured from 1967 through 1972 in Pontiac, Michigan and where the building blocks that gave us the Chevrolet Silverado and the Chevrolet Silverado HD that we have today.