Are trucks the new muscle car? This stunning 1966 Chevy C10 makes an impressive argument. With a strong-running fuel-injected LT1, a 5-speed, and that slick silver paint job, it fits the bill and definitely delivers the goods.
The regular cab/short bed combination is the one you want if performance is your goal in a pickup, with a few tasteful upgrades, this one looks menacing without radical mods. With classic proportions and a nose-down attitude, it looks fast and functional at the same time. Workmanship is excellent throughout, and you know someone spent a lot of time to get this one right. Painted in March 2016, the paint is beautifully done, especially with a fresh cut and buff to bring out the shine. I suppose you could call it Cortez Silver, and the high-tech hue actually works really well on the old-school pickup, giving it a clean, muscular look that everyone seems to appreciate. These trucks also offer a bunch of neat details, like the mini "spoiler" on the rear of the cab, hood-mounted parking lights, and just enough chrome to make it sparkle. You'll also note that the hood has been punched full of louvers, there's a rear roll pan molded in, and there are modern headlights up front, adding a high-tech look that isn't noticeable until you get close. And no pickup is worth its trailer hitch without a functional bed, with this one trimmed in beautiful light-colored oak that offers a warm contrast to the icy paint.
The interior has a comfortable look that doesn't erase its pickup truck roots, although you'll be quick to spot the 5-speed manual shifter sitting on the transmission tunnel. The original bench seat has been covered with comfortable gray fabric, and a fresh black rubber mat retains the pickup's utilitarian vibe while still looking good. Original gauges are grouped behind a single pane with all the markings stenciled on, so it looks custom all by itself, and there's a tachometer strapped to the steering column the way the racers used to do it. Vintage Air A/C was added during the build, with controls that look like they were born there and some low-profile vents under the dash and there's an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit feeding kick panel speakers and a pair of 10-inch subwoofers behind the seat. The big back window slides open, making this truck comfortable year-round.
The reason for that dual nature is the 350 cubic inch LT1 under the hood, which was borrowed from a mid-90s Corvette. Factory fuel injection makes it reliable and torquey, and if you've ever driven an LT1-powered muscle car, you know about the torque. Gorgeous ceramic-coated long-tube headers feed a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that tucks the mufflers way up under the bed for great ground clearance and that traditional soundtrack. The rear end carries 3.73 gears and still hangs on long control arms and coil springs, and with the tall overdrive in the T5 5-speed manual transmission, it just loafs along at highway speeds. The underside is quite tidy, and with recent shocks, ride and handling are better than you'd expect from a 50-year-old pickup truck. Polished 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels look great against the bright silver paint and carry 225/60/15 performance radials all around.
Is it a Camaro with a bed or a truck with moves like a Chevelle? Either way, it's incredibly cool. Call today!