VERY COOL PURPLE SATIN PAINT, FRESH GM 350 CRATE MOTOR, EXCELLENT DRIVER PICKUP
This 1967 Chevrolet pickup is a great example of small things making a big difference. Perfect stance, cool satin paint, a cowl hood, and a subtle de-badging are the only notable changes, but the things just looks sinister, doesn't it? Of course it has the power to back up the look plus an attractive interior that continues the theme.
Satin paint is red hot right now and we were very pleasantly surprised to see how well the satin purple finish on this truck works. Combined with the cowl-induction hood, it makes everyone do a double-take the moment they see it, and then they seem drawn in to see what else on the truck was upgraded. As it turns out, the original shape looks pretty darned good, even fifty years later, and the trick paint really highlights the details like the molding that runs around the fender lips and the crease down the center of the hood. Suede paint is extremely hard to get right, despite what you'd think, and the surface has an even gloss and good coverage so there's none of the blotchiness that you see on lesser paint jobs. The steel underneath does its part to make everything look good, and it all fits together quite nicely. A few chrome pieces add contrast, including a custom front bumper with built-in driving lights, crystal clear headlights, and, of course, a pair of LED taillights. The bed has a traditional wood floor that is just the right combination of restored and patina to be useful without looking used.
The gray bench seat has a purposeful look with vertical pleats just like the original upholstery. Matching door panels were probably custom made just for this truck to get the colors to match and the floors were covered in gray carpet to help give it a more luxurious feel. The satin purple paint covers the dash, which features a gray instrument panel and glove box lid that look fantastic without being too flashy. Factory gauges are joined by a vintage tachometer in the center, as well as a three-spoke steering wheel that was the right choice. Entertainment comes from an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo that fits neatly in the center of the dash and feeds speaker stashed throughout the passenger compartment.
A 350 HO crate motor is a neat fit under the hood, and with 330 horsepower on tap performance is entertaining in the relatively lightweight pickup. It wears the usual chrome dress-up parts, but the focus was on performance, so it also includes a Holley carburetor up top, FlowTech long-tube headers, and ARP fasteners. It's not really designed for show, but things like power steering and brakes mean that it was built for the street, which is where it really shines. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission certainly helps in that regard, feeding the original rear end which hangs on trialing arms with custom lowering springs. The exhaust system snakes around the frame and terminates in shiny tips just ahead of the rear wheels for a racy look and sound, and low-key Rally wheels with fat BFG radials are exactly the right choice on this warmed-over pickup.
A very cool truck with great attention to detail will always find a new home quickly. And at this price, this one surely won't last long, so give us a call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- iPod Compatible
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Maintenance Records
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