This 1968 Chevy C20 ‘Sky Lounge’ Camper For Sale Is the Only Way to Travel This Summer

The summer heat is already upon us, so if you haven’t planned your summer getaway, it’s already too late. Or perhaps not, if you fancy the great outdoors, road trips, and camping—but not in that tent kind of way. Currently on Bring a Trailer is this classic 1968 Chevy C20 outfitted with an incredible tri-level Del Rey “Sky Lounge” camper.

A Stunning Vintage Find

This vehicle is downright stunning based on the more than 600 (!) images in the listing. Not necessarily in its styling or profile—the decked-out truck looks like a literal land yacht or a camel turned into a camper truck. No, the C20-camper combo is alluring because it is well-maintained and clean. The gold and white paint with matching gold and parchment-colored interior vinyl gives it an almost heavenly aura.

Humble Beginnings

The truck didn’t start as the beautiful brute it is today. The 1968 Chevy C20 CST Custom Camper is a Golden Anniversary edition ordered new through a Denver dealership and stayed with the family for almost 50 years. The original owner cherished the truck from day one. According to Gateway Classic Cars, which handled the truck’s first sale, the owner asked the dealer to cover the factory carpet in plastic upon delivery, ensuring it remained flawless until it was sold.

Powertrain and Performance

The C20’s powertrain consists of a 396ci V-8 that produces 235 horsepower and 345 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel-drive truck is equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission. In 1970, dual saddle tanks were installed to boost driving range. Other upgrades over the years include a dual exhaust (1985), a 4:11 ratio rear end (1990), and a reupholstered driver’s seat (1990).

Timeless Upgrades

In 1991, the truck received a paint refresh due to its fading factory color. Only Chevy-approved “Sikkens” paint was used. That same year, a heavy-duty tow hitch and a new timing chain were installed, preserving the truck’s functionality and appearance.

The Sky Lounge Camper

When the current owner purchased the truck in 2023, a period-correct 1966 Del Rey Sky Lounger Camper was fitted onto it. The tri-level camper features all the amenities of a tiny house:

  • A full kitchen
  • A bathroom with a shower
  • A dining table/sitting area
  • Sleeping quarters

Although sitting and sleeping are in separate sections, both spaces are tight. The overhead loft is the place to be, with large wrap-around windows providing an observation deck vibe.

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Meticulous Record-Keeping

Throughout the years, the original owner maintained meticulous records of the vehicle’s history, including all receipts and the vehicle build sheet. The current owner continues this tradition and includes paperwork for the 1960s-era Del Rey camper.

A California Gem with Montana Roots

No longer in Colorado, the C20-Del Rey pairing is being sold out of California but retains a Montana title and plates. When first listed, the odometer read 92,075 miles; it now shows 94,327 miles. The current owner states they added “approximately” 1,000 miles, though the numbers suggest more driving or another owner post-listing.

The Auction Ends Soon

The BaT auction ends on Friday, June 7. When first sold, the last asking price was $49,000 for just the truck. This time around, the all-inclusive package has no reserve. Whatever the final bid, the new owner will get a near-perfect time capsule of 1960s camper traveling. Take your chance to own this immaculate piece of history and embark on the ultimate summer adventure!

source: thedrive

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