For Sale: 1998 Chevrolet S10 in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Vehicle Description

For sale is my custom, high performance LS V-8 powered Chevy S10 truck.  This is a professionally built project, not a junk-yard swap.  I built this truck to be a “sleeper” and a daily driver.  It retains the appearance of a stock S10 with more than double the horsepower and torque of the stock V-6 version.  The only external clue that this is not a stock truck is the exhaust note.

The project started with a 1998 S10 V-6, automatic truck.  I used this truck for my daily driver for several months in its original condition.  I had the opportunity to buy a low mileage 5.3 LS truck motor (LM7) and the 4L60E transmission that was originally mated to it and that started the project.

The truck itself was restored with a new interior, leather seats, custom instrument cluster, full paint job, bed liner, tonneau cover as well as numerous mechanical upgrades.

The LS engine was dismantled down to a short block, thoroughly cleaned and inspected.  Cylinders and bearing were checked for wear confirming that it was a low mileage take out. The engine was then reassembled with new gaskets and numerous new and upgraded parts.

The transmission was fully rebuilt and upgraded with parts to take higher horsepower loads.  It was fitted with a custom 2600 rpm stall speed lock-up converter.

The entire power train is controlled by a Fitech engine management computer that is user programmable.  You can sit in the driver’s seat and control the engine and transmission with the included touch pad.

The truck is seriously fun to drive.  Acceleration is impressive and traction is not a problem.  I’ve been driving it with 89 octane fuel.  I believe it will run fine on 87 with the current tune if you’re worried about fuel prices.  With the Fitech system you can set it up to run on any grade of fuel.

All the hard work is done. You can use this truck as a daily driver like I have, turn it into a show-cruiser or go the next steps to turn it into a nasty race truck.

Here are the details:


New carpet, with additional sound deadening

New leather seat surfaces

Dash restoration with new dash cap

Restored door panels

Custom digital instrument cluster

New upgraded speakers

New headliner

Jump seat removed and converted to storage space



Full two- tone paint job with PPG single stage urethane

Bed coated with Raptor bed liner

Extang Solid Fold 2.0 bed cover

Tailgate lock



All brakes rebuilt

Chassis sanded and painted

Rear suspension lowered to “level” the stance

Air shocks installed

Front suspension rebuilt

Cal-Tracs traction bars installed

Power-Trax no slip differential upgrade

New axle bearings and seals

Trick Flow reinforced differential cover

Quantum 340 LPH fuel pump assembly

Custom built, polished stainless steel 2.5 inch dual exhaust

Custom exhaust side body exit

Dynomax super turbo mufflers

Custom aluminum radiator

Dual 12” high flow electric fans

Flexalite adjustable fan controller

Custom AC condenser

New blower motor

New AC evaporator and drier

New Sanden AC compressor with conversion brackets

Custom AC hoses

Stock wheels with new Cooper Cobra GT tires: Rear 255/60R15, Front 215/70R15


Stainless steel shorty headers

Brian Tooley Racing NSR cam upgrade

Delphi LS7 roller lifters

Chevy Performance heavy duty timing chain

Brian Tooley Racing Rocker arm trunnion upgrade kit

New high volume oil pump

All new gaskets

GM LS muscle car oil pan

GM Trail Blazer SS intake manifold

Upgraded throttle body

Custom air intake tube

New sensors and injectors

Fitech engine/transmission management system

Custom 2600 RPM stall speed torque converter

Upgraded transmission internals

Radial transmission cooler

Vehicle Details

  • 1998 Chevrolet S10
  • Listing ID: CC-1596009
  • Price: $18,900
  • Location:Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Year:1998
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:S10
  • Exterior Color:White/Metallic Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Trim Level:LS V8 High Performance
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running

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