One hot truck for the street or strip

Restomodding has become extremely popular these last few years, with guys restoring old cars while giving them new life with modern parts. It’s like a Goldilocks special – the best of both worlds wrapped into a single project. A perfect example is this 1962 Chevrolet C10 pickup that’s been completely reworked from bumper to bumper. Now it’s our eBay find of the day.

The truck has been fully restored, complete with a painted ladder frame, custom cargo bed with tubbed wheel wells, and an awesome flat flame red paint job. Black accents help define the C10’s bodylines while breaking up the monotony of the slab sides. Inside, the red color scheme continues with red carpet, a red dash, and red seats. Black accents on the steering wheel, gear shifter, gauge cluster, and seats help pull off the two-tone theme.

Power comes from a 355 cubic-inch small-block Chevy with a Rowdy Thumpr cam from Comp Cams. It’s kept cool with an aluminum radiator and an electronic fan. The engine is decked out with chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner sitting atop the four-barrel carburetor. The V-8 is mated to an automatic an automatic transmission with a floor shifter. Power, of course, is sent rearward to the fat rear tires. Though the gearing isn’t specifically stated, the listing says the rear end is geared for the highway – likely making this a great cruiser.

The truck rides on a bagged suspension, making the ride height adjustable for the show and for the road. A set of 20-inch, five-spoke wheels ride up front with 22-inchers out back. They come wrapped in high performance rubber. Performance disc brakes up front and new drum brakes out back pull the truck to a stop.

There’s more to this truck, so keep reading for the full details.

Continue reading for more information.

Why it Matters

Ebay Find of the Day: 1962 Chevy C10 Patina Pro Touring Restomod High Resolution Interior
- image 687439

Before I get inter why this matters, there’s the matter of price. At the time of this writing, there are only 22 hours remaining and the bid sits at $32,300. Some might argue a brand new car with plenty of high-class options can be had for that price, while others will say 32 grand is a steal. The way I see it, the truck is practically new, with only six miles on the new odometer. Every nut and bolt has been restored and made new, so the price is likely justifiable. The only problem – the reserve has not been me at $32,3,000, so the seller sees the truck as having a higher value. What that reserve is, well, that’s anybody’s guess.

All the specifics aside, it’s great to see such a clean classic truck dolled up with a handful of modern parts. The suspension and running gear are sure to make it handle much better than the hardware GM gave it back in 1962. That, combined with the new V-8 and automatic transmission, means the truck could be daily driven. While most folks wouldn’t dare making this their daily, the truck is mechanically up for the task.

At any rate, restomodding is a great way to combine modern technology into a classic package with timeless styling and attitude. It’s a trend that’s likely to grow in popularity as the years roll on.

Source: eBay - Onlineguitar

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: