With several hundred shiny cars sitting in the showroom, you can imagine how hard it can be to stand out. Well, when this 1965 GMC C10 showed up, there was a new jewel in the crown. With a fresh build that was completed not too long ago, this big-block-powered pickup is one of the most amazing vehicles of any type we've featured. Serious cash was invested in the final result, and if there are any serious flaws on this truck, you'll need to look pretty hard to find them.
Who would have thought that Camaro Sunset Orange would look this good on a 55-year-old pickup truck? Part of the reason it works so well is because every inch of the cab and bed were smoothed, sanded, filled, and tweaked to look better than factory fresh before a single drop of the two-stage urethane paint was applied. After it dried, they color sanded and buffed it to bring out the shine and eliminate any trace of orange peel in the finish, so when we say it stands out in a very competitive crowd, you know that it means something. There are a few touch-ups to keep it looking its best, but this is an impressive truck from any angle. Nothing was shaved or deleted, including the tailgate hardware, so it hasn't lost its vintage look. All the chrome and trim is in beautiful shape, so there are none of the usual issues there, giving this truck a very professional high-end look.
The incredible interior is at once fairly stock and wonderfully modified. There's a pair of custom buckets flanking a fabricated center console, all wrapped in two-tone leather that not only works well with the paint job, but gives it a sophisticated look that belies its working-class origins. Matching carpets and full door panels enhance the upscale image, and the instrument panel has a billet insert full of pretty white-faced Dolphin gauges. A billet and leather steering wheel gives you a little more room to maneuver than the giant tiller the factory installed and hangs on a polished tilt column. In the center, there's a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo radio and the A/C system tucks out of sight behind a color-matched panel under the dash. And dig the custom kick panels with built-in speakers, the trick Lokar shifter, and the A/C controls built into the dash by the glove box.
Effortless power comes from a Chevy 454 that's been punched out to around 496 cubes by the pros at Moe's Speed Shop. Rebuilt less than 500 miles ago, it was stuffed with a mild cam built for torque and topped with an Edelbrock intake and Holley carburetor. It's been dressed for show with tons of polished aluminum and chrome, and the block was painted orange the way it should be. There's a giant radiator up front, chrome accessories, and all the A/C equipment looks new. Power steering and power front disc brakes were added during the build, and the power is transmitted by a built TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears inside. It's as sharply detailed underneath as it is up top, more evidence of a top-notch build, and with those twin pipes out back mufflers, it sounds downright ferocious. Pretty 17-inch chrome wheels wear matching performance radials that fill the wheel wells with just the right amount of sidewall.
An extraordinarily impressive truck, there's easily more than the asking price tied up in the build, and we have the receipts to prove it. If you want the best, this might be it. Call today!