1970 Chevrolet C10 Restomod

Fort Worth, TX 76137
United States

1970 Chevrolet
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This 1970 Chevrolet C10 Restomod is quite the stunner, so much so that we're fairly confident it's the slickest Action Line C10 on the market today. With only 424 miles on the full frame-off, nut-and-bolt build it's practically new in every way, punctuated with gorgeous Arctic Blue-Gray Metallic paint job over a black A/C interior and powered by a THUNDERING 502 V8 big-block engine under the hood. And with fuel-injection, a modern 4L80E automatic transmission, an upgraded performance .....
suspension, and a host of other high-end goodies, this C10 is ready to dominate its peers. Get out of the way, there's a new sheriff in town, and he's stronger, faster, and prettier than all the ones that came before.

As the '60s were giving way to the next decade, Chevy embarked on a fairly extensive do-over of its respected line of pickups, not only giving them a more modern appearance, but also adding an apt new nickname to go along with it - the Action Line. True to its model's original intent, this '70 model seems plenty ready for vigorous activity - it's had the good fortune to have had its vintage look left largely intact, but with some great added touches also joining the mix to raise it up a notch over the competition. When we say the truck is practically new, we literally mean it " all the sheetmetal (sans the cab) and even the frame is brand new and GM-replacement stuff, and all the bodywork was completed by the pros at Hotrods and Custom Stuff in California. The modern Arctic Blue Metallic paint was expertly applied, and because there are gallons of this deep, lustrous finish on the body that's barely seen the outside world. It's a borderline show-quality presentation with barely an imperfection to speak of, and with only 424 miles on the completed restoration this C10 is going to look this darn good for a long, long time. The truck was treated to a comprehensive frame-off restoration back in 2005, where every bit of metal was properly attended to before it was painted, and the impressive results really speak for themselves. A 1968 front grille was added up front, a perfectly creased hood protects the monster underneath, and the original gas-filler hole was deleted when the tank was relocated to the bed. The grille, door hardware, lighting, trim, and even all the glass is new to the truck as well " and it too is all borderline show-quality just like the paint. Out back, the laser-straight SWB bed was finished with oak wood and chrome rub strips that hold it together, and although I'm sure it could handle just about anything you throw its way, it might be a bit sacrilegious to put something this darn nice to work.

Much like the exterior, the interior has benefitted from a 100% restoration that's left it still holding onto a suitably vintage appearance, albeit with the comforts of the modern world. Supple black vinyl upholstery covers the bucket seats and the oversized jumpseat/armrest that splits them, pleated door panels were stitches to match at the flanks, and the soft dash pad and plush black carpets add to the long list of brand-new components inside that have hardly been touched by a human. Counter to the C10's workmanlike intent, things are upscale in this cab, where a comfort-grip steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column anchors the cockpit, and just ahead of the driver is a new instrument bezel filled with stock-spec gauges laid behind clear lenses. There aren't a ton of options, but you do get seatbelts, power windows, and a Vintage Air HVAC system that blows ice-cold A/C through the cab, which was fully insulated with Dynamat materials underneath the carpets. Pretty much everything you can touch inside this truck is brand new, and it really shows.

If a rock-solid drivetrain capable of HUGE power and frequent driving is a priority for you, this pickup should move up your ""must see"" list. The 502 V8 crate engine standing by under the big hood is running strong and up for any task, and it's so neatly nestled inside the beautiful engine bay you might think it was born there. It features a Holley Sniper EFI set-up, a Bowtie aluminum intake, aluminum heads, a billet front-runner serpentine system, and block-hugging headers at the flanks. It also looks incredibly slick inside the paint-matched engine bay, with a brand new modern power steering system, a full Wilwood power 4-wheel disc brake set-up, and a BeCool aluminum radiator and dual electric fans highlighting the cooling system. It sounds great thanks to a custom dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, exiting through turndowns before the rear axle. The powerplant teams with a Jake's Stage 2 4L80E 4-speed automatic transmission that's kept at bay with trans coolers and spins a Currie 9-inch rear end stuffed with 3.55 TrueTrac gears, so all that power and torque from the 502 is planted correctly. A quick look at the new frame and custom suspension immediately impresses, with tubular A-arms and a big swaybar up front, trailing arms and a panhard bar out back, and upgraded shocks and coils all-around. Bottom line, when approaching this truck, it's good to keep in mind that EVERYTHING is new, and everything is top-of-the-line. 20-inch Schott rims finish off the killer look, wrapped in sticky 245/35/20 front and 275/35/20 rear Nitto performance rubber.

It would take a lot more space than we have here to continue listing this C10 Restomod's many accolades, so maybe you should call us to get the full rundown. Offered at a fraction of the build cost, vintage trucks this dialed-in don't come up for sale very often, so make haste if you want this beauty in your garage. Call today!

Fort Worth TX 76137
United States
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