Super clean and ready to rock, this 1986 Chevrolet C10 pickup is a fun cruiser that's also very practical. With a powerful 383 Stroker V8 under the hood, it's plenty sporty, but it's also capable of hauling the big loads when you need it, because it is after all a pickup. If ever there was a time to make your hobby vehicle do double duty, it's today, and this bright red Bowtie is as at home at the cruise night as it is at the garden center.
Trucks are a booming segment of the hobby, and bring a reasonable price of admission with lots of bang for your buck. However, the flip side is that finding a good, clean truck that hasn't been worked to within an inch of its life can be challenging. It appears that this truck has never been a work vehicle, and the condition of the super straight bodywork, particularly the profile and bed, bears this out. With factory-quality gaps and panel alignment throughout, the high-quality paint job suggests that someone truly loved this truck. You won't be sneaking around with that bright red finish, but it stands up to scrutiny and really shows well. Custom touches are everywhere you look, from the bright billet grille, to the cowl hood up front, and the roll-panned bumper out back that's sporting some trick integrated taillights. And all those details really give the truck a custom look, but the coup-de-gras may very well be that killer raked stance. It also offers shaved door handles, a fully painted bed that adds nice contrast, along with 'Lil Reba script on the back end of the bed that tell everyone this truck is really someone's sweetheart.
In contrast to the custom exterior, the stock bench seat interior inside pretty much sticks to the script written in 1986 by Chevrolet. That's original-style upholstery on the seat (it might actually be original to the truck as well), factory carpets underneath, and nicely preserved matching door panels on both sides. The option's list was surprisingly pretty solid when it left the dealer's lot back in 1986, so it makes the perfect foundation for the ultimate hauler. Cold factory A/C that's been converted to R134a, power windows and locks, a tilt column, and a big rear window all make it a pleasure to drive even when you're not using that 383 to its full potential. It's not all stock inside though, as you'll find a trio of aftermarket gauges underneath the dash, a B&M shifter atop the transmission hump, a 3-spoke Grant steering wheel, and a very stout stereo that features a Kenwood stereo that pumps tunes through two 12-inch Kicker subwoofers behind the bench seat.
All that's pretty nice of course, but the thing that got our attention with this one is the 383 cubic inch V8 under the hood. Complete with heavy-duty hardware like aluminum heads, a big 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake, long-tube headers, and a serpentine belt system, it runs like it's 800 pounds lighter than it is. It looks shiny and bright, which is entirely the point, featuring an Edelbrock air cleaner and chrome valve covers that tend to show off a bit. The other gear gets in on the polished act as well, like the accessory drive, A/C system, and other ancillary systems that are nicely detailed inside the black-out engine bay. A TH350 3-speed automatic with a stall convertor works hard behind the stroker motor, sending power aft to the original 10-bolt rear end. The dual exhaust system uses Flowmasters with turn-outs well ahead of the rear axle, so the soundtrack might give things away, but you can't argue with the spectacular sound. Brightly polished wheels with fat 225/70/15 blackwall radials continue the mean look, and punch up the rake to another level.
Trucks like this represent a fantastic way to get into the hobby, and this one is ready to cruise today. It's nicely modified without being too obvious about it, the interior is comfortable, and you just can't beat a 383 Stroker Chevy for high-rev fun. Call today!