Curbside Outtake: 1969 Chevrolet C30 Flatbed With Brand New Trailer – Another Pandemic Escape Pod

It’s no secret that sales of recreational vehicles of all kinds are red hot. Everyone wants to get away, and how better to do it than in a camper of your own, unless of course the campgrounds are full already. But seeing this quite familiar old Chevy flatbed that’s lived on this block for ages suddenly hooked up (yes, really) to a brand new trailer was a bit of a surprise.

Let’s get the proof out of the way first, as some of you might be doubting whether all of the car-trailer rigs I’ve shown were actually connected.

Here’s the trailer; fairly representative of the kind that’s become quite popular because it’s fairly light and they can be towed even by some of the bigger CUVs. In this case, towing ability is not an issue.

Given that this C30 was once registered for a gross vehicle weight of 14,000 lbs, it’s more than up to the job. What’s under the hood is a good guess. Could be a tough 292 six or of course a V8.

Either way, it’s backed by a four speed with a “granny” low gear, so getting underway on even steeper grades will not be an issue.