BUILT 350 V8, AUTO, SERPENTINE BELT, PS, PB, FRESH RESTO, R134 A/C, TORQUETHRUST
Call me crazy, but I love the color combination on this 1983 Chevy C10. That intense green isn't your run-of-the-mill color, and the tan interior gives it a very sophisticated look indeed. Toss in a built small block with a ton of speed parts, a lowered stance and you have a truck that's much, much more than meets the eye.
We have more than our fair share of these trucks in our showroom, but the fact is they never stick around for long. That strongly suggests that these trucks have crossed the threshold of collectability, and everybody thinks they're great-looking machines today. With its ultra-clean flanks, superb bodywork, and that gorgeous paint, it makes a high-profile statement without needing to shout about it. At the very least, you need to give the builder his kudos for his vision, because this isn't a factory color. His gamble paid off, however, and the subtle gold undertones give it an iridescent look that highlights things like the crease that runs along the side of the body. A billet grille smooths out the front end, shiny chrome bumpers look fantastic, and the taillights look especially vivid against that paint. The bed is spotless and probably hasn't done any work since it was completed, and I don't know about you, but I don't want to be the guy who puts the first scratch in there, do you? It's just so darned nice! Fortunately there's a hard-shell tonneau cover that effectively turns it into the world's largest trunk.
The tan interior is the right choice with the medium green finish, and it looks highly stock until you get a little closer. There's a new seat cover with fabric inserts, so it's comfortable regardless of the weather. Fresh carpets, refinished door panels with wood inserts, and a matching wood-rimmed steering wheel all make it easy to forget this is a pickup truck. The original instruments have been replaced by simply gorgeous Auto Meter pieces that have a cool retro look and elegant cream-colored faces. Major upgrades include a tilt steering column, a B&M shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, and factory A/C that now uses R134a refrigerant. There is no stereo, but that only means you can install one of your choice, and once you get a peek under the hood, you won't wonder about the builder's priorities, because they were in exactly the right place.
That engine is a built 350, complete with a 4-bolt block, aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, Holley carburetor, and MSD ignition. It's beautifully detailed for show, and glitters in the satin black engine bay. Forget trying to make it look factory, this one is all about chrome and polished aluminum, from the trick air filter to the billet serpentine belt drive system. A pair of powerful electric fans maintains airflow over the big Griffin aluminum radiator and thanks to power steering and brakes, this truck is as happy to idle in traffic as it is to hammer across the desert. Underneath, it's impressively clean and solid, with long-tube headers feeding a pair of rumbling high-performance mufflers. The lowered stance seems to make the truck crouch on those staggered Torque Thrusts, which wear 255/55/18 front and 275/45/20 rear performance radials.
Chevy built millions of these, but this one manages to stand out without being over-the-top. Too cool. Call today!
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- 350 V8
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- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
- 1,220 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
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- Center Console