It's obvious that Chevy built the short bed pickups like this 1994 C1500 purely for style. Sure, it's still truck rugged underneath, but on the outside it's one of the best-looking half-tons ever built. And with a few subtle custom modifications like this one has received, they can be elevated to something truly special.
This truck's sleek, monochromatic look comes from careful blending of the factory paint with careful aftermarket parts like the cowl-induction hood, hard-shell tonneau cover, and custom LED lighting. The finish work on the paint is pretty nice considering it was done a few years ago, especially given that this truck gets driven regularly, and the straight bodywork means it has always been someone's special truck. The color isn't quite stock, and no factory paint ever had a glow like this, lit with an inner fire that is still low-key but draws you in once you notice it. The effect is really quite appealing. There's also a custom hard-shell tonneau cover that creates the world's largest trunk, which has been covered in a spray-on bedliner and a matching black carpet pad. Other neat touches include some chrome SS emblems, a custom '6.4' badge on the tailgate (more on that in a moment), and chrome door handles that add just a little bit of flash.
The C/K pickups were fairly comfortable and car-like, and with a pair of low-back buckets, this one has a neat blend of sporty and comfortable. Flanking a center console, the seats have the feel of an upscale luxury car and the look of a sports car, all still in very good condition. The custom wood-rimmed steering wheel warms things up a bit and works with the wood trim that surrounds the factory dash. The original gauges have been replaced by custom units from Dakota Digital which look awesome at night and are likely more accurate than the factory stuff. The truck is outfitted with options like cold A/C, power windows and locks, and a tilt steering column, and the entertainment system has been upgraded to a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo head unit. It's still comfortable and easy to drive, just a bit more of what we expect from our vehicles today.
Fully detailed, the engine bay is as much a show piece as functional machine. The 383 cubic inch stroker motor features a fresh 4-bolt main block with a1-piece rear seal, Eagle crank and rods, Keith black flat top pistons, and a Comp Cams hydraulic camshaft. Heads are Vortec Iron Quest units with 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves and 1.5 roller rockers. Up top there's a Holley carburetor, MSD ignition, and a few shiny pieces to dress things up. A serpentine drive system for the accessories keeps everything tucked in tightly to the block and there's a new aluminum radiator up front. Underneath you'll find a built TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and factory rear end with reinforced cover, meaning that this truck can still work for a living. Long-tube headers feed a custom true dual exhaust system that was carefully designed to include both an X-pipe and a set of tailpipe poking out from under the rear bumper. It's been lowered 2.5 inches at all four corners for a wicked stance that's accentuated by those 15-inch wheels wearing 255/60/15 BFGoodrich performance radials.
Still cool after all these years, GM has yet to top the slick C10s of the mid-90s. With this one, you'll be the envy of every cruise night you attend. Call today!