Today, the second generation of Chevrolet C10 pickups are some of the most beloved collector vehicles in existence, and for good reason. Also known as the “Glamour Pickups,” they’re drop-dead gorgeous, have timeless styling, possess a good build quality and are easily drivable in modern traffic. With such a good working canvas, levels of restoration can range greatly, suiting each owner’s personal tastes, given widely accessible parts and upgrade choices. Ultimately, the love affair with a pickup is broad and far-reaching, as most everyone has a connection or favorite memory, making them hot commodities to own.
After a frame-off restoration, all four boxes have been checked on this stunning 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup: Body, interior, refinements and powerplant. The bodywork is extraordinarily smooth and straight, with gold metallic paint, panel fitment and brightwork all crisp and nice. The tops of the bed stake holes were filled and smoothed, as was the exterior tailgate handle, so the release is moved to the inside of the color-matched Rhino-lined bed. The custom TMI saddle leather interior is flawlessly stitched and riveted, as are the door panels. The center console and cup holders add modern convenience to the bucket seat layout, which features fresh carpeting. Refinements include power steering, power disc brakes, 12-bolt rear axle and American Racing wheels (20-inch in the front and 22-inch billet in the rear), with a beautifully detailed engine bay and undercarriage. The “crown jewel” of this truck is the beast of a powerplant: a 383ci stroker V8 engine built with Brodix aluminum 18-degree heads, Eagle rods, team “G” intake; it is a full roller motor (camshaft, lifters, rocker arms) for amazing sound and performance.
The adventures and foolishness of youth. Everyone has that childhood friend whom their wife disapproves. I would imagine I have been that for a few of my lifelong friends — natch. I had such a friend; his name was Marcus. We had a rather wild weekend up at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in a car very […]
Editor’s note: One morning last week, those arriving early at the ClassicCars.com office heard a noise coming from the storage closet. Fearing, perhaps, a rodent or two, they unlocked the door and peeked inside. What they saw was an old fax machine — remember those? — that was spitting out the last of three pages. […]
In July 2019, my cancer returned after six years, which also caused me to retire from my law enforcement career of some 36 years. I then started a treatment plan and in October, on my birthday, I couldn’t even eat any cake my wife, Kate, had gotten. So I sat in the corner and just […]
The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on automotive events, many of which are being canceled or postponed. Here are the latest announcements: The Mitty vintage racing weekend, scheduled for April 23-26 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, has been canceled. In addition, the Historic Sportscar Racing Fall Histories, originally scheduled for September 23-26, will […]
This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe (Factory Five reproduction) for sale in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The Shelby is the legendary race car that you can’t afford. On the other hand, this is refined, modern, and street-legal version of the same car from Factory Five Racing, which is the next best […]
The list of the top-10 most-searched-for vehicles on the ClassicCars.com Marketplace was remarkably familiar in the month of March, but things got really interesting further along the list. There actually are two top-10 lists on which we report each month. One involves Marketplace searches by year, make and model. The other is a more generic […]
If remembered at all, motorsports fans recall Sunday, August 13 1972 as the date Emerson Fittipaldi won the Austrian Grand Prix, and in doing so, all but clinched his first Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. At the other end of the grid that day, a smaller kind of history was being made. A tiny, underfunded […]
It may seem an oxymoron to mention “high performance” and the Renault Dauphine in the same sentence, but the Pick of the Day is, indeed, the high-performance version of the little French classic, a 1967 Renault Dauphine Gordini. In fact, the dealer in Rockville, Maryland, advertising the car on ClassicCars.com claims this to be ‘the […]
When the National Corvette Museum re-opens for general admission in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the vehicles on display will be a 1977 Studebaker Avanti II. Say what? As the museum shares the story, it was in 1962 that Bernard “Mike” Hammer’s stepfather took him along when he was shopping for a new car. “He […]
In light of all the pandemic-related cancellations and closures of car events, ClassicCars.com Journal’s East Coast editor Andy Reid has gathered together top car collectors, enthusiasts and concours judges to create something brand new: The Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance. No social distancing will be necessary on the show field and the whole world is eligible […]