In the most hotly debated draft pick since Peyton Manning v. Ryan Leaf in the 1998 NFL Draft, you chose the second-generation Chevrolet C10 pickup (specifically the 1967 C10) for the truck/SUV/Jeep spot in our Fantasy Garage.

There were a lot of votes for the Ford F-series, and Ford trucks actually did have more overall votes than any other truck brand. However, the votes were spread out among a wide range of F-series years and models—from 1948 to present. As to the question of one specific truck to fill our Fantasy Garage spot, the 1967 Chevrolet C10 was the clear winner, beating out late models, Jeeps, SUVs, diesels, and any specific Ford F-series rig.

Let the Ford v. Chevy debate begin. You can decide which one is Ryan Leaf.

While the Ford F-series line has stood the test of time, the second-generation C10 pickup remains hugely popular even though it has been more than 40 years since the last one was produced. The 1967-72 Chevrolet C10, also called the “Action Line,” combined heavy-duty features—double-walled steel truck beds and rust-fighting sheetmetal—with the added ride comfort of a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension and independent coil spring front suspension.

Offered with a variety of classic Chevrolet engines—the 283, 327, and 396 (on later model years)—the C10 is relatively easy to maintain or modify. And because there is a plethora of aftermarket truck parts available for 1967-72 Chevrolet C10 pickups, it’s a great choice for classic restorations, sport truck builds, and even race duty. According to Google search statistics, the most popular C10 parts (most searched) are: lowering kits, restoration parts, suspension parts, seats, drop spindles, four-link suspension, control arms, door panels, and interior accessories.

The Final Vote (Truck/Jeep/SUV)

  1. 1967 Chevy C10
  2. 1956 Ford F-100
  3. 1978 Dodge Little Red Express

Chevy vs. Ford Trucks

Not done with the Chevrolet v. Ford truck debate? Who are you kidding—that old debate will never die. Here are a few ways to show your true feelings:

Tomorrow: Pick #4 (Late Model)

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.