|Engine||LS1 5.7 Liter V8|
|Transmission||4 Speed Automatic|
|Front Suspension Type||Independent|
|Rear Suspension Type||Coil Spring|
|Axle Specification||12 Bolt 3.73 Posi|
|Front Wheel Specification||20 Inch Alloy|
|Rear Wheel Specification||20 Inch Alloy|
|Front Tire Specification||275/40/20|
|Rear Tire Specification||295/40R20|
|CD Player||iPod Compatible||Defrost||AM/FM Radio||Bluetooth Radio||Satellite Radio||Air Conditioning||Heat||Leather Seats||Tilt Wheel||Four Wheel Disc Brakes||Fuel Injection||Power Brakes||Power Steering||Seatbelts (Front)|
|Build Receipts||Restoration Photos|
1970 Chevrolet C10 Restomod
I will state for the record that this 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup is every bit as amazing as you're thinking it would have to be at this price. A cost-no-object build designed to create a pro-touring pickup has resulted in what might just be the most amazing sports car with a bed we've ever featured. LS1 power, a grippy suspension, big brakes, and over-the-top quality mean this truck will be special anywhere it goes.
We're especially fond of the period-correct Harvest Gold paint, which suggests that the guy building this truck never forgot what he was working with. Of course, it's far, far nicer than anything GM was turning out in 1970, with immaculate bodywork, precise gaps, and a surprisingly stock look once you get past the rolling stock. We're also digging the satin black roof, which again links this truck to its roots, because two-tone combinations were quite common. All the original trim remains in place, and there's a lot of it, including two strips of stainless running down the flanks, and it's arrow-straight. The chrome velocity stack inserts from a Camaro were grafted onto the C10's hood, but that appears to be the lone deviation from stock specs. Well, that and the trick LED headlights, which look cool day or night. The bed is outfitted with wood planks and aluminum rub strips, purely for stylistic reasons, because this pickup's days of hauling stuff are well and truly over. Nevertheless, you've got to love the creativity that went into the look.
Pro-touring comes to the farm inside, where you'll find stock-looking bucket seats flanking a wide center console. The upholstery is suede and leather that's grippy yet comfortable, and the gold stitching mirrors the bodywork. Auto Meter gauges were stuffed into the instrument panel and give it a decidedly retro look, while a polished tilt column and billet wheel are right up-to-date. A Kenwood stereo head unit feeds a JL Audio amplifier, an 8-inch subwoofer, and Focal speakers throughout the cab, so it sounds awesome, especially with plenty of Dynamat installed throughout. Vintage Air supplied the A/C system, which blends in by using the factory controls, and there's Daytona weave carpet on the floor that feels plush and luxurious. There's a lot of custom work everywhere you look, a hallmark of the very best builds.
There's modern tech under the hood, complements of an all-aluminum 5.7 liter LS1 powerplant that looks to be from a Z06 C5 Corvette. There's plenty of room in the C10 engine bay for the warmed-over small block and you'd better believe it transforms the truck. There's power everywhere on the tach, but it has the manners of a daily driver and remains eminently easy to drive. EFI means no fussy starts, a smooth idle, and instantaneous throttle response. It's nicely detailed, but they were obviously going for an OEM look, which we certainly appreciate. Underneath, the frame was powdercoated black and fitted with new suspension components, dropped spindles, and lowering springs to give it that ground-hugging stance. Baer supplied a set of giant disc brakes, with 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston units out back, all with 2-piece cross-drilled and slotted rotors. A 4L65E automatic transmission from a 2006 Escalade is ready for duty and feeds a rebuilt 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and a Posi inside. Hot Rods by Boyd supplied the trick wheels, which were built just for this truck and include a porcelain ceramic finish and a hand-engraved center cap. 275/40/20 front and 295/40/20 rear performance radials ensure that you can use every bit of the suspension's impressive abilities.
Beautifully built, immaculately detailed, and a thrill to drive, this is a show-winner at almost any level. If you crave something different but don't want to give up the joy of driving fast, this C10 totally nails it. Call today!
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- AM/FM Radio
- Bluetooth Radio
- Satellite Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Restoration Photos
- Build Receipts
- Exterior Color
- Harvest Gold
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt 3.73 Posi
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Disc
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