We all know that an outstanding restoration begins with a solid foundation, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better starting point than the one enjoyed by this 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado - a rugged truck known for its durability that had been lightly travelled by its only single owner even before its frame off restoration. Things only get better from there, as its exterior was brought to top form, a jaw-dropping, one of a kind interior was installed and a collection of top tier components was added to give this Chevy performance that's on a par with its exceptional curb appeal.
There were no shortcuts taken here. Bordeaux Pearl paint, a striking burgundy shade borrowed from Lexus, is draped over the exterior and it looks great in this setting, with nice, even coloring from front to back and no orange peel to be found. A custom billet grille sits up front, and it adds a “premium-plus” feel to the appearance without overpowering the distinctive quad headlight configuration Silverados of this era featured. On top of that distinctive paint sits an array of chrome that from front to back is looking great - the SS Silverado badging on the front fenders is just killer. In the same spirit as all the other touches on this Chevy, the aftermarket hood features an aggressive but very tasteful scoop to set this pickup even further apart from the crowd. In back, the skillfully-painted Jimmy Buffett-esque summer scene on the liftgate is enough to bring calm and drop your blood pressure within seconds of viewing it. It's a very sharp looking, classic truck, with outstanding details wherever you look.
Just beyond the doors is an equally exceptional interior. It's a category killer as far as well-crafted exotic driving environments are concerned, with black ostrich framing the gray tweed bench seat and dash area, and centered as inserts in the door panels. Climb in and you'll find that the entire dash area has been thoroughly customized, with a set of white-faced AutoMeter gauges taking their place in a brushed aluminum instrument cluster, while a custom steering wheel sits within easy reach, looking awfully inviting on its tilt column. The air conditioning is in great form, standing by to keep you and your passengers comfortable via the trio of in-dash vents, and an AM/FM/CD player sits in the dash to provide your soundtrack while out on the road. In back, the bed area is in the unusually clean condition you'd expect, based on everything else around it, and features a sturdy liner that extends over the diamond-plate tool box in front.
Underneath the aftermarket hood, you'll find a 350 cubic inch crate engine that's armed with a performance cam, Vortec heads, an Air Gap intake and a 650 CFM carb, so this Silverado excels on the road just as much as it does while stopped on display for admirers. The engine sounds great, breathing easily into its Hooker headers leading to the Flowmaster exhaust. The drivetrain is rounded out by a pair of well-matched components - a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with versatile gearing to provide both good off the line acceleration, and an overdrive for low RPMs on the highway, and a limited slip rear end for added surefootedness, whose 3.73 ratio is a great match for the transmission. Power steering and power front disc brakes make navigation and stopping easy. This exceptional pickup rides on a set of 15” Boyd Coddington wheels wrapped with Firestone Wilderness tires.
If you're looking for a truck that's clearly been loved all it's life and you want to make a definitive statement with your custom pickup, this 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado has you covered in all aspects! Call today!