1969 Chevy Pickup Specificationsby Kathryn Roberts
In 1969, Chevrolet made a few minor changes to its line of pickup trucks, focused primarily on aesthetics. The company offered the C10 series and the K10 series, both of which featured two 1/2-ton truck options. A variety of upgrade options provided customers with the ability to tailor the pickup to their specific needs.
The 1969 Chevrolet pickups came standard with a 155-horsepower, 250-cubic-inch, six-cylinder engine featuring 235 ft.-lb. of torque. Chevy offered optional engine upgrades to a 170-horsepower, 292-cubic-inch six-cylinder or a 200-horsepower, 307-cubic-inch eight-cylinder. Three other eight-cylinder engine options ranged from 255 to 350 horsepower. The 1969 pickups offered a standard three-speed manual transmission. Chevy offered optional transmission upgrades to a four-speed manual, Powerglide automatic or Turbo-Hydramatic. The trucks featured four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
In 1969, Chevrolet offered both the C10 and K10 models with the choice of a 115-inch wheelbase and 6-1/2-foot cargo box, or a 127-inch wheelbase and 8-foot cargo box. Both choices were available in both the Fleetside or Stepside models. The 1969 pickups featured a new grille with the Chevrolet nameplate on the center. The Chevy bowtie logo was moved to the center of the hood. The Custom Sport Truck (CST) model featured a CST/10 nameplate on the front fender, front side marker lamps with chrome and a custom woodgrain insert.
Standard features on the 1969 Chevy pickup trucks included a panoramic rear window, padded sun visors and dash, heater, defroster and safety glass. The trucks offered two-speed windshield wipers, windshield defrosters, a low-profile steering wheel and directional signals. A painted front bumper came standard, but Chevy offered optional chrome bumpers.