For Sale: 1985 Chevrolet S10 in Dunnellon, Florida

$28,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description


High Quality Build - No Expense Spared - $35K in parts alone in this build

2700 lbs DRY WEIGHT - All Steel - Clean & Straight Rust Free Survivor Body , Full Interior, Drag Radials, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

355 Chevy Small Block 4 Bolt Main with Edelbrock E-TECH Aluminum Heads

RPM Performer AIR GAP intake, Billet Holley Double Pumper, Jet Hot Coated Headers, Rolling Thunder Full Roller Cam, Roller Rockers, Forged Lunati Bottom End, Fully Built Turbo 400 with 3600 RPM Stall 9 inch Converter, Hurst Quarter Stick, Chassis Dynoed 

MOSER Rear Axle Ford 8.8 Disc Brake with Chevy Bolt Pattern, 3.73 Gear Set - All Cal Trac Rear Suspension with Split Monos and Heim Joint Bars, Auto Gauge AutoMeter Speedo, Shift Light Tach and instruments

$28,000 Cash picked up. (We can arrange for shipping). Some trades for what you have of equal value. Please email description and value of trade, request for additional information, or offers to Text Rick at 352-445-1573 with a return phone number to discuss your questions. Buyers only please! Absolutely the best deal anywhere for a truck built like this!!!

0-140 in 11.5 seconds and mid 10s in the 1/4 on pump gas - that is significantly faster than most modern supercars - engine can still be turned up from that tune or easily dialed down if you think that is too fast

This is a 1985 Chevy S10 Shortbed Street Rod. This year and body style is the lightest version of this truck of all the production runs. It is an original non air truck that was in true survivor condition before this build. There are not many surviving examples of these trucks these days despite the high production numbers, and very few in this condition. It was a full frame off Pro Build and there are pictures of the project included on this page.

It weighs in at less than 2700 pounds dry and could be made even lighter with interior and other weight reductions. The engine is built around the Super Chevy Magazine feature article "Danger Mouse" project build and should be 500 HP at the flywheel according to their build and Edelbrocks kit numbers - We ran a chassis dyno session with only 22 degrees mechanical advance and it briefly peaked at 400 HP to the wheels which is almost 500 at crank- should be quite a bit more with full advance

The truck is street legal and can comfortably be used on the street or track or both. It launches perfectly straight and predictable - you can either overpower the tires all the way up or learn how to launch it for almost wheels up weight transfer traction. It foot brakes to about 2500, converter comes in all the way around 3500, and the shift light is set for 5600 (it will turn 6500) -all of that happens very quickly with only a couple seconds in each gear (often less in first). It has excellent 4 wheel disc brakes and stops hard and steers and corners firmly with big 16 inch performance tires on the front and 275/16 M&H Dragmaster Drag Radials out back

It drives extremely well with all new suspension pieces and large 16 in wheels and tires and has plenty of power. It doesn't smoke or overheat - you can sit in traffic or cruises and it never gets past the 180s on the temp gauge - it is a very reliable driver and a serious drag truck for not a lot of money. It has 3.73 gears so you are not killing the motor on the street and it has a surprising 60 foot time and quick top out in each gear with that ratio.

We have videos of it running a 0-140 MPH in 11.5 seconds with 2 people in it, utilizing only foot brake to 2600 with no burnout - GTech Pro accelerometer has it at 10.77 1/4 mile, again, with no burnout. Drag calculators and gear ratio RPM calculators have it in the same range. That is faster than most modern supercars - this is not just a drag only truck - it is show car pretty and handles great - it is a one handed, easily controled drive to top speed - NOTE: The engine can still be turned up from this tune - OR dialed back if you think that is too much for you - apparently some do, but why would they even be looking at a V8 S-10 in the first place?

An important point - Most vehicles like this have gone through dozens of high school graduating classes and have been wrecked, painted and repainted numerous times over shoddy bodywork and in the hands of novice mechanics and abusive drivers over the last 32 years - not this one - this truck was professionally built by a talented team who did a complete frame off restoration and modification build and adult owned since completed - We have pictures of the truck before it was touched and it was definitely in survivor condition. Most of these type trucks are cobbled together sketchy builds typically sourcing a worn out truck and combining it with a worn out stock V8 engine - not this one - if that is the price point you are looking for then I'm sure you will find one that needs tons of work and will likely cost more in the long run

The total cost to date is well over the sale price offered here - Anyone with a Summit or Jegs catalog can walk around this truck and easily add up over $30,000 worth of speed parts alone. Just the Billet Holley Double Pumper, braided fuel lines, liquid filled Fuel Pressure Gauge and throttle return springs was a $1000. Just the aftermarket things you see in the cab, the AutoMeter Speedo, Shift Light Tach, Instruments, Grant GT Steering Wheel and Hurst QuarterStick was over a $1100 - the list goes on and on....

The asking price is cheap compared to just the labor put in on this build - No matter what this sale is a give away - you could not build this car for what I am asking even if someone gave you a clean S-10 to start with for free!

The truck is a turn key running, driving, licensed vehicle.

The engine is a fully built 355 Chevy that has build parameters that are pretty much exactly the same as the ongoing Super Chevy Magazine feature build titled "Danger Mouse" where they achieved 520 Horsepower with a normally aspirated non bottle fed 350. The engine is the same 4 bolt main GM block with the same Edelbrock E-Tech 170 Aluminum heads, Full Roller Cam and Valvetrain, Billet Holley Double Pumper on Edelbrock Air Gap intake as in the article with Jet Hot Coated Headers, Trans Go built Turbo 400 with 9 inch 3600 Stall converter running B&M Trick Shift fluid - the list goes on and on

This truck has never been wrecked or rotted. All body lines are original and virtually untouched aside from prep and repaint - Use the pictures to determine straightness and condition - simply amazing for a 32 year old truck - even the inside of the bed is surprisingly clean

Too much to go into here - List of brand new and newer parts is about 700 items long - cash only firm buyer please no lookers - Please know what you buying here - buyer should have an understanding of this type of vehicle, the cab size of S-10 pickups, how a stall converter works and what it is like to drive a car with one on the street and generally know what is up

Have a look - Everything looks like it was just put together - all new and fresh - it truly is an exciting vehicle - Please reply with a phone number for a response on specific details that would require a lengthy typed explanation

· 1985 Chevy S10 Shortbed - clean surviving truck
· 355 SBC 4 bolt main
· Edelbrock E-Tech 170 Aluminum Heads
· Rolling Thunder Full Roller Cam - see card specs below
· RPM Air Gap Intake
· Holley Billet Double Pumper- 4 corner idle
· Jet Hot Coated Headers
· Full Exhaust Flowmaster Mufflers
· MSD Distributor
· Braided Lines
· AutoMeter Monster Tach and Pro Comp Speedometer
· Shift Light
· All New Suspension Components - Front and Rear
· 15 Gallon Fuel Cell 
· Grant Polished Billet Steering Wheel
· Roller Rockers
· Fully Balanced Forged Bottom End
· Painless Wiring - Fully Rewired
· Optima Battery

· Trans Go Built Turbo 400
· 3600 Stall 9 Inch Torque Converter
· Moser Built Narrowed 8.8 with Chevy bolt pattern 31 Spline Axles 3.73
· Cal Trac Rear Suspension with Split Monos & Heim Joint Bars 
· Custom 3 1/2" Driveshaft with 1330 U-Joints - 850HP rated 
· 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
· Full Frame Off Build - over 30K spent on parts alone
· Aluminum Radiator with Dual Electric Fans
· Transmission Cooler
· 130 GPH Fuel Pump
· M&H Dragmaster Drag Radials
· Brand New Gas Filled Drag Shocks
· Billet Grill
· Hurst Quarter Stick
· Summit White Face Oil, Water & Vacuum Gauges
· Stainless Steel Overflow Recovery Tank
· Can run on 93 Octane Pump Fuel
· All new seals, weatherstripping, rubber, etc.
· Clear Title - current registration - turn key ready

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1142466
  • Price:$28,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Dunnellon, Florida
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:S10
  • Exterior Color:Satin Black
  • Interior Color:Red and Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:300
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running