This 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne Restomod is exactly the kind of truck you would build for yourself if money or time were no object. An upgraded, fuel-injected heart transplant by way of a 6.2L LS V8 under the hood, power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes, a comfortable A/C interior, and a period-perfect paint job that lets the original C-10 styling speak for itself. This is a no-excuses truck in every way.
Beautifully finished in attractive and period-correct white and blue .....
livery, this longbed pickup looks like it's dressed up for a night out on the town, not a set of coveralls for work. The classic shape of the Glamour Line C-10 is undeniably attractive, but when it's wrapped in high-quality bodywork and a glossy two-tone paint job, it's downright arresting. Look at the reflections in the body's surfaces; there's not a ripple or distortion anywhere, which only means that someone spent a TON of time and money making it look that way. It does have a few minor signs of use and an imperfection or two to speak of, but it still shows incredibly well and a weekend spent with a claybar and buffer would easily kick things back up a notch or two. Even as it sits, this is one of the nicer longbed C-10s you'll likely ever find, with off-the-charts curb appeal punctuated by that deep, glossy finish that has it ready to dominate the local cruise night. All the Cheyenne-style trim remains, including the cool black molding on the lower body and tailgate and the spear trim above that separate the colors, all of which are remarkably well preserved or nicely done reproductions, while the egg crate-style front grille and custom bumper with integrated running lights really sets the tone up front. The inside of the bed was painted with thick, durable high-gloss black paint, and even though it shows a couple dings here and there (obviously, this truck likes to work and can handle just about anything), it still presents well and was lined with a thick rubber mat for further protection. Whether you're looking to put this C-10 to work or drive it to dinner on a Saturday night, it's up to the task.
The upscale theme continues in the cab where just about everything was restored back to stock specs, albeit with a couple creature comforts added for good measure. A highly detailed black bench seat is all-day comfortable, and the detailed cloth-and-vinyl upholstery matches the Cheyenne-spec door panels with their integrated Western-scroll accents up top. Black carpets make it feel plush from behind the wheel, as does the dash pad on top of the blue steel dash, which is filled with an array of stock-style instruments just ahead of the driver. A big, three-spoke steering wheel was added to the cockpit and feels great in the hands of the river, and other creature comforts include Vintage Air A/C (needs service) with controls mounted just below a modern AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit that handles the tunes, and newer seatbelts were installed for the bench seat. Power steering and power brakes ensure a comfortable ride every time out, and the big back window in the rear gives the cabin a cool, fish-bowl feel inside.
The engine is a fuel-injected 6.2L LS V8, which is such a neat fit in this Action Line's engine bay it looks like it was practically born there. The blacked-out engine is dominated by that menacing LS intake flanked by custom 'Cheyenne 6.2' valve covers, and a polished cold air intake tube up front topped with a coned filter helps suck in cold air. The firewall was blacked-out, the inner fenders were painted blue to match the exterior, and all the polished and detailed chrome-and-black components around the block really make this engine bay show-ready. Power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes are included, and with fuel injection, it starts instantly, idles smoothly, and has an awesome torque curve that makes it a blast to drive, while the big aluminum radiator up front keeps the modern block nice and cool. Backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end, it's still ready and willing to work. It's nimble, too, with an upgraded front clip, while the rear is held up with heavy-duty leaf springs and upgraded shocks. A custom exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers gives the LS V8 a unique voice, with dumpouts just behind the mufflers, and despite the upgraded hardware the builders elected to give the truck a more traditional, low-slung stance that we absolutely love. Period-perfect Rally wheels look right and totally stuff the wheel-wells with fat Uniroyal Tiger Paw white-letter radials acting as the perfect endcaps.
All the time and money has already been spent, now all that remains is some quality cruising time. Call today!