PROBUILT BLOWN MONSTER, SUPERCHARGED 454, DUAL 4'S, HUGE POWER, BETTER HANDLING!
This 1972 Chevrolet C10 doesn't really count as a pickup truck anymore. Sure, it's got a cab and a bed and all that, but with a blown 454 under the hood, a quick-shifting automatic transmission, and an awesome look, it's a bare-knuckle street brawler now.
The combination of Hugger Orange and bright white paint is certainly period perfect for the truck and for the height of the muscle car era. It was refinished and built a few years ago and is still in good condition, although its show days are probably over. But that's OK, because this one really excels at driving, and you're going to want to do a lot of that once you taste all that torque. The blower sticking through the hood is the biggest deviation from stock, and it definitely delivers a big intimidation factor. Paint is shiny, the bodywork underneath is quite good, and the crisp lines between the colors look professionally done. Original emblems on the front fenders are a nice touch, but the grille is a replacement billet piece that gives the front end a clean, smooth look and the rear bumper has been replaced by a roll pan that cleanly frames the big, bold CHEVROLET lettering on the tailgate. I suppose you could still haul stuff in the bed, which has been covered in spray-on bedliner material and offers slightly widened fender wells to cover the oversized rear tires. So yes, if you have something you need moved with alacrity, this Chevy delivers.
The handsome interior is anchored by a set of tan leather captain's chairs from a late-model, which work surprisingly well in the vintage pickup's cab. Hugger Orange on the doors and dash ties it together, but strangely it isn't overwhelming and actually quite tasteful. Contrasting carpets certainly help, as does the woodgrained Grant GT steering wheel. Factory gauges monitor the blown engine, including a somewhat rare factory tach, and It's also got a tilt steering column that makes it easy to get comfortable behind the wheel and an upgraded stereo system that sounds great thanks to good sound insulation in the cab. Tinted windows and a sliding rear window help keep things comfortable inside, too. Nice, right?
But this truck's real attraction is the thundering 454 cubic inch V8 under the hood. Topped with a Littlefield 8-71 supercharger and a pair of 4-barrel carburetors, it makes big horsepower so this truck feels like it weighs half as much. An MSD ignition system lights the fires and it's got a rather big cam inside, so an auxiliary vacuum canister supplies boost for the power disc brakes. A big radiator and electric fan keeps it cool without worries and it channels power to a rugged 12-bolt rear through a built TH350 automatic transmission. Long-tube headers feed a custom dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers that dump just under the roll pan in back and it sits exactly right, not too low, but low enough to look butch. Chrome 17-inch wheels fill the fenders and carry 255/50/17 BFGoodrich T/A radials all around.
This truck is fast, but it's also well-sorted and easy to drive, and yes, if you need a pickup, it'll still pitch in and help now and then. Not many hobby vehicles can make that claim. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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