350CI W/ 700R4 TRANS, A/C, VERY STRAIGHT TRUCK, RED HOUNDSTOOTH INTERIOR
Wow, this is a nice truck! Everyone knows the C10 was one of Chevy's best designs, and the only thing you can do to make it better is to build one like this 1971, complete with a rumbling small block, a great two-tone paint job, and a few custom touches that blend invisible with the stock look.
This is the kind of truck that makes folks do a double-take when they first see it, because at first it looks pretty stock. Then you get a little closer and see just how well-finished the bodywork is, how tight the gaps are, and how smooth it all looks. The basic shape is unchanged and all the trim is still in place, albeit either brand new or fully restored, but this truck still looks like something special. Maybe it's the beautiful red and white paint, which looks fantastic on the Chevy's chiseled cab. Or maybe it's the trick cowl-induction hood that looks so right on the pickup body that you think maybe the factory built it that way. Or how about that color-matched bedliner? Perhaps it's a combination of everything, which only proves that this is a well-conceived, brilliantly executed truck that looks like a million bucks.
This one got a mild interior makeover as well, ranging from fresh red and black houndstooth upholstery on the bench, complete with new black carpets and a set of matching door panels. The stock instruments are augmented by a set of white-faced gauges, including a tach stuffed in there front and center. A/C and a tilt column are another step away from its working-class origins, and that steering wheel was borrowed from a late model pickup and looks exactly right here. A neatly installed AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit has been neatly grafted into the original dashboard, and feeds speakers stashed throughout the cab. A glance at the odometer shows just 9550 miles, which is only since the truck was built, so it still looks awfully fresh today.
Another great thing about trucks is that they can handle just about any powerplant you'd care to use. In the case of this bright red hauler, it's a 350 cubic inch crate motor, which nestles between the satin black inner fenders like it was born there. It's fed by an Edelbrock 4-barrel and wears stylish valve covers that bring a clean, tidy look to the engine bay. In fact, the whole thing looks fairly OEM and everything works as it should. Long-tube headers bolster the already fat torque curve and feed a great-sounding dual exhaust system fitted with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome tips under the rear bumper. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and a 12-bolt rear mean this truck just loafs along at highway speeds yet still pulls down better than 15 MPG on the open road-not too shabby! The suspension was lowered three inches in front and four inches out back, where it's also supported by a set of adjustable air shocks, so it keeps a level profile no matter what's in the bed. Four brightly chromed Cragar wheels give it just the right look and wear huge 275/60/15 Firestone radials.
Beautifully built and commendably fast, there are no disappointments with this awesome C10. If you like the color scheme, you're going to love the truck. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Interior Color
- Red Houndstooth
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