This 1987 Chevrolet C10 pickup is what you might get if you decided
to take a pickup truck road racing. With a cool lowered stance,
strong-running V8, and a gorgeous black cherry paint job, it's got
an unusual look that totally works to give it a performance
At a glance, it looks black, but in just the right light, the red metallic embedded in the paint really pops and transforms the look in a big way. It's almost impossible to photograph, so you'll have to take our word for it, but fortunately, the rest of the truck is cool enough that you'll want to see more anyway. Despite the low, wide look, the sheetmetal is almost completely stock save for shaved door handles, emblems, mirrors, and taillights, and the overall look is very sleek. There's also a cowl induction hood that should have been standard equipment from the factory simply because it looks so right. The front bumper is gone, too, replaced by a custom roll pan that adds to the lowered look and frames the later-model grille perfectly. In back, a quartet of Corvette-style taillights have been faired into a custom tail pan and the bed is hidden under a hard-shell tonneau that was color-matched to the bodywork. There's still a full-sized bed under there, although the fender wells were widened to handle the oversized rubber.
The interior is largely stock, starting with a nicely reupholstered bench seat that looks fantastic in basic black. New black carpets and door panels also offer an OEM look and feel. A slightly fatter leather-wrapped steering wheel helps with the performance attitude, as do the original gauges set deep into round pods ahead of the driver. This truck is loaded with options, including cold A/C, power windows, a tilt steering column, and cruise control, so it's comfortable enough to drive every day. All the factory gauges are fully functional and even the dash pad and sun visors are brand new. An AM/FM stereo radio sounds decent, although the bark of the exhaust really is all the entertainment you should need here. But clearly, someone has invested a lot of money here.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 that's almost entirely stock, but even so it's plenty to make the relatively lightweight pickup a blast to drive. Fitted with a chrome air cleaner, the stock throttle-body fuel injection system looks racy enough, but everything else is OEM and that means reliable and easy to service. It starts easily and idles smoothly from the start thanks to the wonders of electronics and history has already proven that these are some of the most bulletproof machines ever built. It's backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and stock rear end with highway-friendly gears inside, so it's a fantastic highway cruiser and actually pulls down decent fuel economy, too. The restrictive stock exhaust is gone, replaced by a throaty Flowmaster dual exhaust setup that sounds fantastic and the stock suspension has been lowered to give it that race-ready crouch. Oversized Rally wheels offer a cool industrial-strength look and are wrapped in fat blackwall radials for the perfect stance.
A cool truck with a lot of time and effort invested in the look and nothing done that would hurt reliability or the ability to use it every day. And that's why we love this truck. Call today!