For Sale: 1976 Chevrolet C10 in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This 1976 Chevrolet C10 454 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 fuel-injected 454 Supercharged V8, a RideTech performance suspension, an array of solid options, upgraded interior, and an attention-grabbing Burgundy paint job, it's got a unique look that turn heads everywhere it goes. Take a closer look but proceed with caution, because this slammed and supercharged stepside Chevy is exactly the kind of truck that has a habit of sneaking onto your 'must-have' list before you know it.

The builders of this truck threw all caution and subtlety into the wind during the restoration, choosing a vivid color, a mohawk cowl hood, and a wicked stance to go along with all that added pop underneath. With that slick Burgundy Metallic finish, it's got an insanely clean look that seems a lot more customized than it is, and it also holds up really well under scrutiny. Sure, it's not without its imperfections, but we're talking fairly minor stuff here, as this top driver-quality finish has a complete, high-end look that you might not expect for a big-block, pro-touring truck at that price point that was built to be driven and enjoyed. Despite the low, wide look and the addition of that fiberglass cowl hood up front, this C10 is composed of stock bodywork, from the egg crate grille front to the tailgate out back, and we love that the builder's showed restraint and just let the original GM design speak for itself. The door handles haven't been shaved, the top's not chopped, and the mirrors are still in place as well, resulting in a clean, factory look that makes the lowered stance and elegant paint job look even more impressive. All the trim around the headlights and grille is still in place up front, complete with a yellow Bowtie badge straight from the late-'70s/early-'80s, the running lights have clear lenses, and the LED taillights out back are mounted at the flanks of that simple, clean tailgate. Chrome bumpers fore and aft really pop against the burgundy paint and one look in the beautifully finished, wood-floor bed proves that this truck hasn't worked for a living in a long, long time. Just look at the reflections of the chrome slats up against the smoothed inner walls - this beauty hasn't hauled so much as a car show flyer since it was built.

The interior was nicely upgraded at the time of the build yet still manages to keep a mostly stock-style vibe, with a comfortable bench seat that can surprisingly seat three, or two if you want to actually use the ratchet portion of that B&M shifter without castrating your middle passenger. Those are high-end black vinyl hides on the seat, with wide pleated inserts that wear like iron and help the upholstery breathe on hot days, and the modern-looking seat works rather well with the rest of the C10's interior. Matching black door cards were upholstered to mirror the seat, as was the beautifully stitched dash pad, and the plush black carpets below are far too nice for work boots. All the exposed steel inside the cab was painted the same color as the exterior, and that shade really comes to life against all the black components inside, including the leather-rimmed, billet steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column. The aluminum-faced AutoMeter gauges ahead of the driver are some of the coolest we've ever seen, and they're more than up to the task of managing the supercharged drivetrain, and should you ever grow tired of the big block's cackle, a JVC AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit provides the tunes. Other options include that aforementioned B&M shifter in the floor, a FiTech module that allows the driver to control the fuel/air ratio to the engine without ever stepping outside of the cab, seatbelts, and an upgraded R134a A/C system.

With a built 454 Supercharged V8, this beautiful monster is ready to leave wide contact patches all over your town's pretty asphalt. Topped with a Weiand supercharger, a full FiTech fuel-injection system, and long-tube headers all working together to provide the relatively lightweight truck with unreal power and torque, it's probably the fastest Squarebody we've ever driven. Thankfully, it's still very manageable if you can keep your foot out of it, and with power steering and Wilwood power 4-wheel disc brakes it's a lot of fun to drive and relatively easy to tame. The sound is deafening with the hammer down, but in the best way possible, especially when you hear that familiar whine from the blower and throaty cackle from the custom Magnaflow dual exhaust system that turns out well before the driver's side rear tire. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission handles the power with ease, and it spins a heavy-duty 10-bolt rear end out back. A big swaybar, RideTech control arms, and heavy-duty coils and shocks keep the front end planted, while the rear suspension boasts a RideTech 4-link and RideTech coilovers that keep the tail from getting too squirrelly when you stomp it. Staggered American Racing wheels look just right on this restomod, wrapped in 255/45/18 front and 315/35/20 rear Nitto radials that fill the big fenders perfectly.

A cool vintage truck powered by modern supercharged hardware, teeming with sexy curb appeal. Come get this slick Squarebody before your neighbor beats you to it. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Chevrolet C10
  • Listing ID: CC-1683777
  • Price: $51,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:C10
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10626
  • Stock Number:7906-CHA
  • VIN:CCL146F496314
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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