Excellent craftsmanship and inspired design converge to result in a ride brimming with distinctive curb appeal while also offering an outstanding experience from behind the wheel. This 1962 Chevrolet C10 Restmod is just a flat out awesome truck. Only a little over 8,000 miles past a build that's put it in stellar form both inside and out, it offers plenty of modern, dependable power to call upon, as well as some great add-ons for exceptional drivability to match its singular appearance.
This vintage Chevy stepside will seem comfortably familiar and intriguingly novel at the same time. There are styling cues from its original configuration still intact - an ultra clean front grille and bumper being just a couple of them - but it takes a closer inspection to really appreciate the planning and execution that went into making this modded truck so special. Up front, an aggressively shaped cowl scoop takes its place on a hood that blends right into the curvature of doors with shaved handles, while in the back, the fenders have been reworked to seamlessly accommodate wider rubber and the liftgate has been fully customized. The red paint draped over the exterior has the hallmarks of a show-quality application - it's got a great shine that seems to originate a foot below the surface, with no blemishes to be found. The badgeless appearance of this C10 allows the magnetic paint to take center stage and even the less noticeable details have been looked after - there's fresh rubber surrounding both the windshield and rear window and the headlights are crystal clear.
That show quality exterior sets expectations pretty high, but just inside the doors is an interior very much up to the challenge of meeting them. This exceptional driving environment has been thoroughly re-imagined from scratch and is it ever awesome! The pair of low backed buckets wear snugly fitted leather covers with gator skin accents that match the door panels to each side, and they straddle a fully custom center console that houses an assortment of neatly incorporated control switches and puts the TCI shifter within easy reach. A billet steering wheel matching the rest of the interior sits on a spotless chrome tilt column just in front of an assortment of digital gauges in the instrument cluster. Recessed into its own panel in the glove box is a JVC AM/FM/CD unit, sitting right next to the controls for a climate control system that's in good form to keep the cabin comfortable.
A fuel injected 5.7 liter LS1 engine sits at the center of an engine bay reflecting the same unusually high standards as the rest of this truck. Surrounded by a full complement of chrome and polished accessories, the V8 wears a Weiand intake manifold, an upgraded throttle body and a cold air intake system to maximize its output and exhales into a pair of aftermarket headers to minimize back pressure, sending a variable note out of the MagnaFlow dual exhaust controlled by its cutouts. The powerplant pairs with a 4-speed automatic 4L60E transmission whose overdrive gear makes this modded classic an effortless highway cruiser. In back, a 4 link rear-end equipped with coilovers provides a ride quality and level of agility that would be far out of reach of the original configuration. Power steering makes for easy navigation while power disc brakes at all four corners bring this exceptional stepside to prompt, dependable stops.
Exceptional workmanship, precise execution and a host of top quality components make this 1962 Chevrolet C10 Restomod a standout, even in the best company of custom vehicles. Call today!