1976 Chevrolet C10 Silverado
With its exterior modded for a timeless appearance and original big block power holding court in its engine bay, this 1976 Chevrolet Silverado C10 is not only a sturdy vintage truck filled with more than its share of nostalgic appeal, it's also a smooth running ride that's ready to provide miles of dependable service in an attention-getting package for its next lucky owner. Its exterior strikes a nice visual balance, with a look that effectively blends local car show flash with modded vintage charm. Its dark blue metallic shade is a good fit for this classic workhorse, a nice deep color carrying a good shine that's ornamented with pinstriping that provides a custom, aftermarket look without detracting from its rugged identity. Up front, the billet front grille and vented hood are certainly attention-grabbers, with the grille level and blemish free between a pair of LED headlights surrounded by very clean casings. In back, the lift gate is punctuated by more extensive pinstriping that sits above a nice stretch of clean chrome, with the modified dual exhaust emerging just below. This Chevy's stance is lowered to give it more custom cachet, but still provides the ground clearance you'd want while navigating everyday driving situations. Thankfully, a good amount of attention was paid to proper body alignment during this truck's modification, so despite its custom look, you'll find no protruding panels or uneven gapping that can otherwise render opening and shutting doors and hood a chore. Featuring velour-clad upholstery that began life in an '80s era Buick Riviera, the interior is as distinctive as it is welcoming. The bucket seats feature button tuck surfaces and have all the padding needed to provide comfort during the longer treks, and their nostalgia-inducing pattern is matched by the snug fitting headliner above. Sitting just in front of a very nice Grant GT steering wheel, the dash has been thoroughly refurbished, featuring its own button tuck covering and a fresh-looking woodgrain panel insert that surrounds an assortment of clear, easily readable gauges. There is a nice assortment of comfort features included that will really come in handy while on the road, including air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt column, cruise control and power seats - the latter of which is a welcome option not often found in trucks of this era. The bed area in back remains clean and straight, lined with carpeting and featuring a bed cover over the top whose pattern matches that of the interior. The show-stopping engine bay beneath that vented hood features an array of great details. It's a very well-organized and tidy setting, and inside its pinstriped walls you'll find an impressive assortment of chrome components. Sitting at its center is the same 454 cubic inch V8 this venerable truck began life with, and it continues to represent itself well, carrying an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb on top, firing right up and running smoothly. It's paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission that offers secure, slip-free shifting. Power brakes - with discs up front - as well as power steering are two more features that add to the easy-driving streetability of this pickup, which rides on a set of 17" Intro wheels, wrapped with Goodyear Eagle tires. With its inspired refurbishment and strong running drivetrain, this 1976 Chevrolet Silverado C10 is one street-ready conversation piece. Call today!