454 CI RESTO-MOD, CUSTOM LEATHER, 12-BOLT, R134 A/C, DYNO SHEET, FRONT DISC!
There's an awful lot to love in this 1968 Chevy C10 pickup. Great color combination, big block power, perfect stance, and a leather-lined interior that really pops against the black paint. If you've been searching for a do-it-all weekend warrior, this truck should be your leading candidate.
It's safe to say that these trucks are insanely popular. They never last long on the showroom floor, and if you've even been to a show, you know that they're starting to show up in ever larger numbers. However, when this black stepside rolls in, people stop and notice. Perhaps it's the threatening rumble of the big block, but it's also likely to be the impressive black paint job that coats one of the best-looking pickups ever built. The regular cab/stepside bed combination has a muscular look thanks to those rounded fenders, and painting it black means that no shortcuts were taken in the build. It fits together quite well overall, and with a bit of warmth coming from the fresh wood bed, it's classically elegant as well as brutally handsome. A few chrome trim pieces highlight the interesting areas of the truck, from the square-jawed front end to the tubular bed rails that really dress it up. Admit it: you love the way this truck looks. I know I do.
The red interior is leather, not vinyl, and that makes a big difference when you climb inside. The original bench is gone, replaced by a trick setup that looks like a pair of buckets, but still offers three-across seating, as GM intended. The gauges and bezel around them are newly installed, and when your dials look as good as the stock ones in this truck, there's no need for aftermarket stuff. Everything is new, including the carpets, door panels, and dash pad, and aside from some very minor signs of use, it looks extremely fresh. Under-dash A/C keeps things cool without straining the big block, but for cooler days there's a sliding rear window for draft-free ventilation. An AM/FM/cassette stereo in the dash offers entertainment options, but once you grab that fat wood-rimmed wheel and B&M shifter, well, your mind won't be on the music.
The reason is simple: 454 cubic inches of big block thunder. With an aluminum high-rise intake and a big Holley 4-barrel carb, throttle response is instantaneous and if you're not careful, you'll turn those 20-inch rear tires into expensive tire smoke without even trying. It appears to be a GM crate motor based on the late-model valve covers, but they took the time to give it a proper coat of Chevy Orange engine enamel before dropping it into place. Long-tube headers and a throaty Flowmaster exhaust system sound awesome with the tips right behind the rear wheels. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts without hesitation the moment your foot hits the carpet and the 12-bolt rear end means that durability won't be an issue. The chassis still looks great following the frame-off build, showing a few signs of use, but they're easy to forgive when everything is in such good order. Even those shiny American Racing wheels look fresh and wear 245/45/18 front and 275/40/20 rear performance radials.
This is one of those trucks that looks so good most folks wouldn't care what lived under the hood. Fortunately, this big block needs no excuses and drives every bit as well. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Dyno Sheet
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