1963 Chevrolet C10 Restomod
Trucks are red-hot right now, and you won't find many nicer than this 1963 Chevy C10 pickup. Finished in dazzling yellow paint and powered by a burly big block V8, it has a sleek custom look that does nothing to diminish its utility. Fun and practical? Where do I sign up? The paint is somewhere between "eyeball-searing" and "visible from space" and it suits this pickup just fine. Professionally built by T&T Customs, it looks spectacular and makes this truck stand out at shows, where it's always a competitor for the top awards. Chevy trucks in the '60s were stylish as well as tough, and it shows well with the deeply creased sheetmetal and forward-canted look of the doors and rear fenders. A few custom touches, such as the shaved door handles, custom taillights, a tailgate with hidden latches, and zero add-ons make it look sleek, not clumsy, and the work is absolutely seamless. Overall finish quality is extremely good, with straight panels and good panel alignment, and they took their time to make sure the paint covered every square inch, even in the places that aren't immediately apparent. The bed has been augmented by a beautifully finished wood floor, and there's a lift-off panel for the gas filler neck so it stays out of sight. This is a show-quality truck and the awesome good looks are only part of it. Neat tricks inside keep things interesting, with custom black leather and ostrich skin buckets in place of the original bench, more bright yellow trim, and upgraded instrumentation. Pull the door closed and you'll note new weather stripping throughout keeps it from slamming with that hollow whap most old trucks exhibit and plush black carpets with matching floor mats improve both sound and heat management. A custom center console was built to make the cockpit feel almost OEM, and a billet steering wheel atop a tilt column adds a racy, custom look. The original instrument panel has been dumped in favor of a custom billet aluminum piece with big, retro-looking VDO gauges with white faces. A modern Vintage Air A/C system fits in the center stack, right above the custom AM/FM/CD stereo head unit. You'll also note that a custom billet glove box door was fabbed up to match the instrument panel and that access is through a remote key fob that lowers the windows automatically. Very cool! The engine bay is show-quality throughout, with the highlight being a 502 cubic inch RamJet V8. Potent enough to be fun, but still as reliable as an anvil, it is augmented with a ton of polished aluminum and chrome. It's dominated by that giant intake manifold, which gives the big block it's nasty attitude while at the same time, fuel injection keeps it totally reliable and streetable. A serpentine belt drive system for the accessories adds to the OEM look and there's a massive aluminum radiator up front keeping it cool. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a fully independent Corvette rear end, so you'll have an easy time driving it. Up front you get custom A-arms and coil-overs, along with a power rack-and-pinion setup and 4-wheel disc brakes. A custom dual exhaust system has Flowmaster mufflers, and for the right attitude the suspension offers a slick rake and tons of attitude. Those cool wheels are designed to look like vintage Halibrands and carry staggered 15-inch rubber to augment the stance. Clean, fast, and extremely well built, this Chevy pickup offers a great combination that will never go out of style. Call today!