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1968 Chevrolet C20 Longhorn Pickup 4-Speed w/ Franklin Camper
1968 Chevrolet C20 Longhorn Pickup 4-Speed w/ Franklin Camper

1968 Chevrolet C20 Longhorn Pickup 4-Speed w/ Franklin Camper

CHEVROLET C20

£30,735

GBP

PRICE

4TH MAR 2022

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$43,500 • € 35,736

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This 1968 Chevrolet C20 Longhorn pickup was initially delivered to Schukei Chevrolet in Waterloo, IA, and it is one of a reported 1,902 examples produced for the model year. It is powered by a 396ci L66 V8 paired with a New Process four-speed manual transmission and fitted with a Franklin 11FK6 slide-in camper. The seller is said to have acquired the truck in 1989, and a refurbishment completed in 2012 included replacing the cab, repairing and repainting the body, and rebuilding the engine and carburetor. The truck is finished in white over teal and equipped with a Scranton Manufacturing “cheetah” axle, Firestone Ride-Rite rear air springs, and 16.5″ steel wheels as well as power-assisted drum brakes, power steering, a wood-lined cargo bed, a fire-breathing longhorn hood ornament, and a push-button AM radio. The camper was refurbished after it was acquired by the seller in 2011 with work consisting of extending the length by 6″, recovering and repainting the exterior, and retrimming the interior. This C20 Longhorn is offered with manufacturer’s literature, a protect-o-plate, camper jacks and stands, camper literature, and a clean Iowa title in the seller’s name. The truck cab was reportedly replaced and the bed-sides repaired before the body was repainted in white using acrylic urethane paint and clear coat in 2012. Equipment includes a wood-lined cargo bed, chrome bumpers, and a rear hitch receiver. The longhorn-skull hood ornament is animated and fitted with a liquid propane torch and CO2 sprayer. The seller notes the dual-exit exhaust outlets are plumbed with a propane torch as well. Video and images of the hood ornament functioning are provided below. The Franklin 11FK6 camper was reportedly manufactured in Napanee, Indiana in 1968 and was refurbished after it was acquired by the seller in 2011. Refurbishment work included extending the length 6″ to fit in the 8.5′ bed, recovering and repainting the aluminum exterior, and installing camper-mounted side mirrors and outdoor speakers. Exterior equipment includes a rear ladder, onboard propane and water storage, a power receptacle, rooftop marker lights, and a galvanized steel roof. The seller notes a leak in the secondary black water tank. The painted steel wheels wear 9.5×16.5″ Firestone Transforce A/T tires showing date codes from 2018. The truck is equipped with a Scranton Manufacturing rear “cheetah” axle along with Firestone Ride-Rite rear air springs to accommodate the weight of the camper. Power steering is equipped, and stopping power is provided by power-assisted four-wheel drum brakes that were reportedly fitted with replacement shoes in 2012. The suspension was refreshed with replacement bushings and shocks at that time. The standard cab features bench seating upholstered in teal accompanied by matching door panels and carpets along with a body-colored dashboard. Additional equipment includes manually-operated windows, a locking glovebox, vent windows, lap belts, a factory jack and handle, and a push-button AM radio. The shift knob has been modified with hood ornament control buttons. The three-spoke teal steering wheel fronts a 100-mph speedometer, 5k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer indicates under 67k miles, and total mileage is unknown. The camper interior features a dinette table, combination lavatory and shower, heater, “jalousie” windows, window shades, an over-cab bed, an additional “swing-bunk” bed, a Philips truck to camper intercom, and a JL Audio six-channel Bluetooth sound system with an amplifier and subwoofer. The kitchenette area incorporates a sink, four-burner stove, refrigerator, various cupboards, compressed air-assisted plumbing, a water heater, and a 30-gallon freshwater tank. Work completed as part of the refurbishment reportedly included installing automative carpet on the floors, and replacing the interior paneling, cabinetry, insulation, and wiring. The seller notes a Pro-Mariner dual-bank battery charger is installed and manages both batteries under the hood when the camper is connected to power. The 396ci L66 V8 is reportedly equipped with a towing-specific camshaft and was rebuilt in 2010 with work including honing the cylinders, adjusting the valves, and replacing bearings, piston rings, and seals. The Holley two-barrel carburetor was reportedly rebuilt by the factory at that time. The oil and filter were changed in preparation for the sale, and the cam specifications are provided in the gallery. Power is sent to the Dana 60 rear axle via a New Process 435 four-speed manual transmission and a 3.54:1 ratio differential. A Pypes dual-exhaust system is installed and equipped with an X-pipe. The seller notes evidence of corrosion on the underside of the cab floors near the rocker panel. Additional photos taken during the refurbishment can be viewed in the gallery.

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