It's probably safe to think of this slick 1971 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne pickup as a Camaro with a really big trunk. V8 power, a lowered suspension that grabs the road, and all the modern conveniences have erased its status as “just an old pickup” and elevated it to something that's a lot more fun to drive. The fact that it also looks great certainly doesn't hurt, either!
If you squint, maybe you can imagine this handsome maroon Chevy pickup cruising down to the local feed store back in 1971, but today it's an entirely different story. This one puts in appearances at car shows and cruises the streets with the swagger of an apex predator, because it has the hardware to beat a lot of high-quality machinery. It's also beautifully refinished, with great paint and bodywork that suggests either someone spent a ton of time and money on it or it never really hauled the heavy stuff home from the feed store in the first place, or maybe even a little of both. Whatever the case, it's seriously nice, with an impressive gloss on the paint that's a result of many hours of tedious hand labor, but the investment was worth it. With only 5,000 miles on the build, there's no doubt that the workmanship was first rate and that it's had expert care since then. Most of the chrome and trim has been shaved, the front bumper was deleted, there's a cowl induction hood to give it an aggressive look, and a custom rear roll pan tidies up the rear end. The billet grille smooths out the front end but doesn't erase its identity, and there's a Rhino bedliner just in case you still want to put it to work.
The interior's a long way from stock, starting with a handsomely trimmed bench seat that's one part original issue and one part street rod. Black carpets on the floor make it feel substantial and OEM-style door panels connect it with the past. As with the body, there are some VERY minor signs of use, but for the most part this interior is expertly done and a wonderful combination of pickup truck and muscle. The gauges are attractive factory dials (including a rare factory tach!), and all the comfort items you'd want are included, from the late-model steering wheel to the AM/FM/CD stereo system. If you can't get comfortable here, you're doing it wrong.
The engine is a rebuilt 350 cubic inch V8 with Vortec heads giving it plenty of horsepower and torque on tap at virtually any speed. The engine bay is orderly with great service access and nice details that set this one apart, including body-colored paint on the block, heads, and inner fenders. Of course, a few shiny parts take it up a few notches, but it was obviously built with an eye towards keeping it subtle. There's a big aluminum radiator up front to keep it cool and the brake system features a booster and master cylinder painted to match. It's backed by a rebuilt TH350 automatic transmission and feeds a heavy-duty 12-bolt Auburn Posi rear end with Richmond 3.73 gears inside. Long-tube headers, a great-sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and a lowered suspension all make it look, sound, and feel like a muscle car. Those wheels are handsome Center Line billet alloys carrying staggered 245/45/17 front and 275/55/17 rear Bridgestone radials.
This is a fantastic truck, as I'm sure you've gathered. Fast, comfortable, and still quite capable, it's vintage muscle that can do it all. Call today!