For Sale: 1983 Chevrolet C10 in Ft Worth, Texas

$51,995  

Vehicle Description

Rarely do vehicles we sell come out so lopsided in favor of the buyer, but the truth is, you couldn't duplicate this 1983 Chevy pickup with a budget close to the asking price of this show truck. Wild two-tone paint, a custom interior, and plenty of big-block V8 power mean that this truck still has what it takes to get noticed on a Saturday night.

You can count me as one of those folks who like the look of the short bed on a regular cab pickup because the proportions are ideal. Of course, this truck is done hauling stuff, but with the slammed stance and custom two-tone paint job, it looks about a mile long and thanks to a sizeable pile of cash spent on the paint and body, it looks fantastic. The super straight bodywork is punctuated with shaved door handles, a custom cowl hood, that paint-matched bed cover, and the relocated taillights that are now integrated inside a custom roll pan. Once everything was blocked and straight, it received coat after coat of Metallic Yellow atop Metallic Bronze paint, a custom pinstripe between them, and enough clear to make it all shine bright. Custom pinstripes work on the cowl hood and bed cover was laid down by expert hands, but thankfully they didn't go overboard so the truck will never look too dated. In the following years, it was driven, shown, and enjoyed over the course of 15,998 miles, but even so it still shows like a fresh build and really looks great out in the sun. A billet grille up front matches the custom billet grille in the painted front bumper, and it gives the front end a sleek look that sets the tone for the entire truck. Raise the bed cover you'll see the bed floor is protected with a spray-in bedliner, so it can still work as a truck as well. Looks cool and practical? Win-win!

You know that a truck this dramatic on the outside needs to be special inside, and this custom cabin certainly doesn't disappoint. A custom gray tweed seat cover on the bench seat sets the tone, with matching door panels, custom headliner, and a covered dash tying everything together, and if you look closer you can see the embedded flames in all four. It's comfortable enough to live in all day and looks great with only minor signs of use, as expected for a truck with 16k miles on the rewound clock. The custom dash is full of white-face AutoMeter instruments inside the polished bezel, almost every part of the Grant bajo steering wheel is polished chrome, and even the pedals have custom embossed flames ingrained in them. Plush carpets and custom floor mats blend in with the rest of the interior and you'll note all the polished accent pieces - door and window handles, rear view mirror, and the tall Lokar shifter in the floor. There's a modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit in the dash, which delivers sound to a custom speaker-subwoofer-amplifier set-up behind the backseat that sounds amazing.

Following the sizzling paint and eyeball-popping interior, you'd think the drivetrain would take a backseat. But you'd be wrong, because the thundering 572 Merlin V8 under the hood is the star of the show. The presentation is exquisite, with chrome Hardcore Merlin valve covers, a polished aluminum air-gap intake, a big 4-barrel carburetor, and ceramic-coated long-tube headers dressing the big block and helping it seriously pop out of the Metallic Bronze engine bay. All the accessories are bright and polished as well, including the power brake and power steering systems, the full serpentine belt system, chrome air cleaner, and the big aluminum radiator up front that keeps the whole show nice and cool. For a truck like this, it's important for it to have the power to back up the look, and this low-mileage beauty has it in spades. Even so, it starts easily with the help of an HEI ignition and distributor, idles well, and moves the slammed pickup with ease, all with a great V8 soundtrack from the Magnaflow dual exhaust system exiting before the rear wheels. A TCI TH400 3-speed automatic transmission powers a heavy-duty 9-inch rear end, and the incredible in-the-weeds stance looks cool without an abusive ride. It's presented for show underneath, with Metallic Bronze paint covering the pans, frame, and all the requisite suspension components - the direct result of an open-checkbook frame-off restoration. 18-inch Ridler chrome wheels carry 235/55/18 Pantera performance radials and help set that killer stance.

This is a whole heck of a lot of custom truck, and with only 16k miles on the build, it's head-turning days are just beginning. If it's attention you crave, this truck will deliver in a very big way. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Chevrolet C10
  • Listing ID:CC-1466233
  • Price:$51,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:C10
  • Exterior Color:Metallic Yellow
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:15998
  • Stock Number:4610-DFW
  • VIN:1GCDC14D4DS163711

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Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137