1997 Chevrolet C7500 Aerolight Conversion
The Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick are a range of medium duty
trucks that were produced by the Chevrolet and GMC divisions of
General Motors from 1980 to 2009. The final medium-duty truck, a
GMC TopKick 5500, rolled out of Flint Truck Assembly on July 31,
For consignment, a former alcohol dragster team truck in the form
of a Chevrolet C-7500 Kodiak truck which has been modified on the
interior with all the creature comforts for a traveling from track
to track team, and looking great doing it!
Retaining its original hood and cab design with integrated fuel
tanks on either side, a large forward tilting hood and towing
capacity of 31,000lbs this cab presents in very nice condition. A
few dents and dings in the black paint, and a gaffer tape repair on
the bottom of the grille, it has 156,000 miles clicked on the
engine. From the cab rearward it is then total custom with a
sleeper-like box attached to the chassis. This big beautiful box
has plenty of creature comforts within, and has the ability to be
lived in comfortably on a short term basis, fully tricked out on
the inside, (see interior). The "box" has all tinted windows, a
side door with 3 step entrance, plenty of lower storage areas on
the lower drivers side and dual rear wheels. A 5th wheel style
hitch is mounted to the rear of the frame and this consignment
comes with a 50 ft fully functioning working trailer with mobile
garage. The custom Aerolite "box " is fully air conditioned, has a
power generator to run all the creature comforts, and in addition
to the A/C provided by the engine for the cab, a top unit is on the
box for the living area. Looking from the exterior it looks much
like a typical tractor setup with a sleeper on the back, but with
extra room. 10 lug shiny 22.5 inch wheels are on the front, and
dual wheels of the same size on back.
Full on tan leather covers the air ride seats which are captains
chairs and offer plenty of adjustments. These seats are nice and
clean, and show slight wear. A standard dash is in front of the
seats and is showing a push button automatic transmission. A Delco
sound system in digital form is in this dash as well as A/C for the
cab and a CB radio for that ten coder chatter. For the back living
quarters we note dual couches in leather which are of a foldout
variety to create two beds. An A/C & heat unit is on top. A full
sink, refrigerator, microwave, TV and plenty of channels to stream
in with a satellite dish. The walls are covered with a suede
broadcloth, and this is holding true for the interior coverings of
the cab. Also, a toilet and private shower is within this space.
All this menagerie is powered by an ONAN Generator, and offers up
the creature comforts of a full motorhome in a smaller space.
Overall, the interior is clean and shows little wear.
A 6.6 liter 316ci Cat 6-cylinder diesel provides the pulling power,
and this is moving the truck forward and back with its 6-speed
Allison automatic push button transmission. EFI feeds the diesel,
and under the flip forward, easy access hood all is nice and
Strong rust free structural steel abounds underneath, and we see
full airbag suspension, air brakes which are disc braking in front
and drums for the dual rear wheels.
My partner in crime and I were using this space as our break
room/office for a while and we can report the A/C blows cold, all
the appliances work and even the shower and toilet are fully
functional. The truck drives effortlessly even with the 50 ft
trailer on back, pulling strong, and coming to a quick stop if
needed. Power steering was effortless, and the 6-speed automatic
gives a wonderful cruising gear for the highway.
Tagging along with this C7500 just happens to be a 50 ft fully
working racing team trailer by Champion. This is equipped with a 20
kW generator, air compressor, a lift which also provides storage
for a second car, 4 A/C units, Lista Cabinets, a digital weather
station, water tank, and all the storage one could need for a full
garage. On the exterior we see a power rear gate, a HD winch in
case there is a blowup of the engine, and it needs to be winched on
the truck, power awnings with poles and full tungsten high
For the trailer it is a 3 axle version with aluminum wheels, air
ride, and air over hydraulic braking. There are 2 spare tires, and
a water tank. Essentially a fully functioning automotive garage fit
for the road and competition. Plenty of room on the exterior of the
50 ft trailer to adorn it with some snappy graphics, go team!
A full on racing team trailer, this one accommodated an alcohol
dragster team, and provided all the creature comforts for the
driver, test mechanics and OTR truck driver. If you are looking to
get into the profitable sport of drag racing, or road racing, here
is a key piece of equipment priced right, and all looking
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.