BLACK ON BLACK SHOW-STOPPER FRAME-OFF RESTO, PS, PB, R134 A/C, FRONT DISC, TILT
Ready to win some trophies? This 1966 Chevrolet C10 will do it for you. With a fresh frame-off restoration, it's a subtle resto-mod that skillfully accents all that was great about Chevy's '60s haulers. And now that you mention it, they do make pretty darned good cruisers, too.
You want to get noticed, don't go with flames and bright colors, do it with skill then paint it black. That was obviously the mantra behind this build, which combines impressive craftsmanship and time-consuming attention to detail. Fit and finish are exemplary and if this truck ever spent days out in the field or on the job site, all evidence of it has been completely erased by the build. Instead, the sheetmetal is straight enough to use as a mirror, the black paint makes other black cars in our showroom look dirty, and every edge was honed to a sharp edge that reflects light in a most impressive way. Oh, and all the trim remains intact; it's fully restored, but it's all there, glittering against the black paint and accenting both the original design and the modified stance. In particular, the side trim remains as straight as a ruler and shows off a crisp white insert that looks right on the all-black pickup. There's also a freshly restored wooden bed that warms up the stark paint job and offers flashy stainless steel rub strips that have yet to see a drop of rain or a piece of cargo.
They worked the same kind of magic inside, where the black interior was simply restored to stock specs, but in a very exceptional way. Look how well that seat cover fits, how smoothly the carpet flows over the transmission tunnel without a wrinkle, and the pleasing contrast between the bare metal door panels and their bright stainless hardware. The single-pane instrument panel covers only the basics but does it so well that you won't even notice, and that thin-rimmed steering wheel from a Camaro will leave onlookers guessing whether it's factory-installed. Under-dash A/C is a nice addition that makes this truck easy to drive, and the entertainment system is an AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers neatly stashed throughout the passenger compartment.
The fresh 350 cubic inch V8 features a Holley Street Avenger carburetor, a slightly upgraded cam that helps build torque, and a few well-chosen aluminum bits for contrast. Service access remains quite good, and while everything is new, it's also smart since the truck really was built to drive. Power steering and brakes are worthy upgrades when you're reworking an entire vehicle, and while the body was off the frame, the entire chassis was painted. The suspension is largely stock, although it has been lowered a bit to give it that awesome rake and power front disc brakes were added for safety. A fresh dual exhaust system sounds fantastic behind the warmed-over small block, and between the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and the 12-bolt rear with 3.08 gears inside, cruising is effortless. Sand-cast Torque Thrusts with charcoal gray centers look right and are wrapped with fat 255/70/15 that have enough sidewall to make this truck look like a truck.
There's obviously a ton of money wrapped up in this build, but the effort will pay off handsomely for the next lucky owner. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
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