This 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado pickup is what you might get if you decided to take a pickup truck road racing, or down to the local car show to pick up a trophy. With a cool lowered stance, strong-running, built 350 V8, and an attractive slick-gray paint job, it's got a sinister look that totally works to give this Box Chevy a performance vibe.
Somehow, this truck manages to use both subtlety and aggressiveness together in its presentation, carrying gray paint to give it a low profile while also standing out just because it's so nicely done and sits on oversized chrome wheels. It's got a clean look that seems a lot more customized than it is and it holds up under scrutiny. Despite the low, wide look, the bodywork is completely stock, right down to the original badges and stock trim. No cowl induction hood, no shaved handles, just a clean factory look that makes the lowering job look even more impressive. The finish isn't perfect, as the truck has been drive over 50k miles since the build, but it still shows well and really turns heads when it's bombing down the road. The factory grille has the center strip painted gray, and we have to admit we like the look, and everything else is OEM. Chrome bumpers really pop against the gray paint and one look in the straight bed proves that this truck never really had to work hard for a living.
The interior is largely stock but does have a couple custom touches that kick it up a notch, starting with a nicely reupholstered bench seat with black gator skin that is surprisingly comfortable and looks awesome. Fresh black carpets and black door panels offer an OEM look and feel, blending in nicely with the gator bench. A three-spoke billet steering wheel brightens the cab, as do the original, bright-rimmed gauges set deep into round pods ahead of the driver. This truck has a couple very welcomed options, including cold factory A/C that's been upgraded to handle R134a refrigerant, a tilt steering column, and newer seatbelts, so it's comfortable enough to drive every day. The factory radio was swapped out for a modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit that now pumps out the tunes, sitting in a dash adorned with a clean, crack-free dash pad up top. It's clean, tight, and ready to use, but also slick enough to proudly show off.
Powering this Silverado is a stout 350 V8 motor that was bored .030 over during the rebuild, and augmented with a lopey 260 Comp Cam to make the relatively lightweight pickup an absolute blast to drive. Fitted with an orange Chevrolet air cleaner and matching valve covers that really pop out of the dark engine bay, and a serpentine belt system that means it's 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 TH350 3-speed automatic 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 H-pipe dual exhaust setup that sounds fantastic and the stock suspension has been lowered to give it that crouching stance. Oversized 22-inch Ridler chrome wheels offer a cool custom look and are wrapped in staggered 265/35/22 front and 305/40/22 rear performance radials.
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 Chevy. Call today!