For Sale: 1973 Chevrolet C10 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This frame-off restored 1973 Chevrolet C10 Restomod pickup is the direct result of someone taking an early 'Square Body' and turning it up to '11'. With a killer lowered stance, a strong running, professionally built 406 V8, an upgraded performance suspension, custom leather interior, and an attention-grabbing, sinister black paint job, it's got a unique look that totally works and turn heads everywhere it goes. Take a closer look but do so quickly, because this dialed-in and slammed stepside Chevy won't be with us long.

The builders of this truck threw all caution and subtlety into the wind during the restoration, electing a diabolical color combination and a wicked stance to go along with all that added pop under the hood. With that miles-deep, tuxedo-like black finish, it's got an unbelievably clean look that seems a lot more customized than it is, and it really holds up well under scrutiny. Finished a mere 3782 miles ago, it's difficult to find anything to complain about, as the paint is flat-out gorgeous everywhere you look. It's obvious the paint and bodywork received a 'blank-check' treatment, and we love the custom details that truly make this truck special: the deleted bumpers, smoothed body, front and real roll pan, swapped-in '89-'91 front grille, deleted drip rails, and beautifully finished custom bed that was restored to the 9's (more on that later). This is typically the part of the narrative where we mention that the paint looks awesome despite a couple imperfections, but to be honest, we haven't really found any. The finish is dripping fresh, miles-deep, and about as slick-as-can-be, and although beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder in this business, this is objectively a high-end truck. If you plan on taking it to a show, even though the most scrutinizing judges are going to look upon it favorably, so you should plan on hauling home some trophies. Despite the low, wide look, this Chevy still maintains most of the original GM styling, from the hood up front to the bulging rear fenders, and we love that the builder's showed some restraint to allow for the classic GM design speak for itself. The door handles haven't been shaved and the top's not chopped, resulting in a clean, factory look that makes the lowered stance and black paint job look even more impressive. Even the grille up front is original (albeit about a decade advanced), complete with a gold Bowtie badge and clear lenses on the running lights, although those LED taillights installed on the rear roll pan out are from a 1948 Chevrolet. And while you're back there check out the custom bed that includes capped bed rails, a smoothed tailgate, and hidden hinges, while the inside of the bed features smoothed walls, a gorgeous wood bed, glossy black slats, and stainless hardware.

The interior was nicely upgraded with a host of modern components, yet still manages to still keep a mostly stock-style vibe - with a comfortable, deeply sculpted bench seat that can surprisingly seat three. Those are high-end hides on the seat, and the two-tone color combination anchors the theme inside with matching door panels, kick panels, plush carpets, and taut headliner above. Nothing was left untouched inside, and it's obvious only the best materials and components were used and it all still looks incredibly fresh. All the exposed steel inside the cab was painted slick-black to match, and polished billet accents are found throughout including on the door panels, dash, column shifter, and highlighting the leather-rimmed, 3-spoke steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column. Ahead of that wheel lies a full set of AutoMeter gauges that keep a close eye on the upgraded engine under the hood, nestled inside a matching billet bezel that really pops out from the reworked dash. Options include power windows and locks, and a Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette stereo.

Power comes from a rugged 406 V8, custom built by noted professional engine builder, Stewart Moffit. Born as a 400 small block, the engine was bored .030 over and tuned just right, and now provides the kind of horsepower and torque that the looks of this Chevy promise. Augmented with a giant Barry Grant Gold Claw 4-barrel carburetor, a polished Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, and jet-coated long-tube headers, it's a feisty small block that runs incredibly well, and much like the exterior, the presentation is through the roof. The firewall and inner fenders were painted slick black, and bright Edelbrock valve covers and a unique air cleaner make the engine pop so bright you'll want to show it off everywhere you go. A built TH350C automatic transmission includes an electronic overdrive and a power lock-up torque convertor, and with power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes with slotted rotors, it's a real pleasure to drive in almost any condition. Thanks to the overdrive transmission, this is a nice highway cruiser that gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a full-sized, vintage pickup, and the 12-bolt 3.42 Auburn posi-traction rear end is virtually bulletproof. Underneath, the chassis is very nicely finished, with upgraded suspension components including tubular A-Arms, Belltech shocks and springs, a big sway bar, and heavy-duty leaf springs and doubled-up shocks in the rear end. A throaty X-pipe dual exhaust system gives this C10 a fantastic soundtrack, and it sound downright epic up-and-down the throttle. Flashy 20-inch Budnik wheels stuffed into the wheel wells and wrapped in staggered 245/40/20 front and 295/40/20 performance radials finish the look perfectly.

A former World of Wheels winner, SEMA feature, and Truckin' Magazine spotlight truck, this custom C10 really impresses. There's a lot more we simply couldn't get to in this limited space, so give us a shout to get the full scoop behind this Black Beauty. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Chevrolet C10
  • Listing ID: CC-1646621
  • Price: $107,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:C10
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Honey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:3782
  • Stock Number:5824-DFW
  • VIN:CCY143F433501
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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