HIGH-DOLLAR MOTOR BUILD, STROKED TO 496 V8, AUTO, PWR STEER/BRAKES, SLEEPER!!!
Pickup trucks are undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing segments of the hobby, and it's no secret why. V8 power, lots of parts and knowledge around, and unmatched practicality that makes them an easy purchase to justify, and with this 1977 Chevrolet C10, you also get a serious dose of horsepower thanks to a thundering 496 cubic inch big block. Nice!
Remember seeing trucks like this around town, maybe loading up at the hardware store or pulling a trailer? A lot of us do, which makes these Chevys in particular a sentimental favorite. We don't know if bright red is how this one came from the factory, but it sure gives the old pickup a great look that's right for just about any occasion today. The paint is about eight years old and still in good shape overall, and it seems that the only notable modification is a custom grille insert that looks great on the front of this full-sized rig. The bed is in remarkably good condition, indicative of a truck that hasn't been used for work and was instead a daily driver, and it's protected by a custom-cut carpet and a snap-on tonneau cover so it stays nice and dry. Bright chrome bumpers look great against the red paint, and if we had to wager, we'd say that they're probably original pieces, which gives you an idea of how well-kept this truck really is. And the thing we like best is that there's exactly zero indication of the big horsepower hiding inside. Talk about a sleeper!
The handsome red cloth interior is in similar condition, with what appears to be new door panels and everything else in good original condition. Even in 1977, a lot of trucks came with simple rubber floor mats, so the plush carpets in this hauler are much appreciated and suit the somewhat luxury-oriented truck. Options include a tilt steering column, power steering and brakes, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo, but we're guessing that the performance will provide most of the entertainment. This C10 also includes a full complement of instruments that are in great shape with bright orange pointers and clear lenses, and they're joined by a tach down low under the dash. It's not extravagant, but it delivers where it matters.
This truck probably came with a wheezy 305, but today you'll find a built 496 cubic inch V8 under the hood, which is a great choice for the guy who just wants to drive his truck and doesn't plan any heavy hauling. Starting with a 454 block, it was bored and stroked, then fitted with all kinds of good stuff, like an Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold, a performance camshaft, and a full MSD ignition system. All told, the engine alone cost more than $13,000, so you know it's no slouch. It was also nicely detailed but not over-done, so you won't be afraid to drive it. An indestructible TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and 12-bolt rear end complete the powertrain, and the underside of this truck is in good order if not totally detailed and shiny. The exhaust system was upgraded with long-tube headers and glasspack-style mufflers, so it has a great V8 exhaust note that leaves no doubt about the horsepower it's packing. Shiny aluminum wheels add a sporty look and carry fat 15-inch BFGoodrich radials.
For not a lot of money, you have own a sweet-running vintage truck with a seriously potent V8, and if anyone complains, just show them how easily it dispatches Mustangs on the street. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Tilt Wheel
- Cloth Interior
- Cassette Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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