A 1987 Mazda B-Series B2000 with C6 Corvette power?! Oh yes, this unassuming truck has a fuel-injected LS3 stuffed in the engine bay. So no matter if you're looking for the ultimate sleeper or a lightweight power machine, this is a unique pickup that will keep you smiling.
You get to choose how much you really want to let people know about this custom build. At first glance, this just looks like a clean and straight classic pickup. The beige paint is an understated color even for the .....
18980s, and the classic triple stripe is pure retro-cool. The body looks solid, just like if your grandfather used it for a runabout and always took care of his pickup. The ultra-clean bed has liner paint, so it even looks ready to help with the weekend chores. The only real giveaway to the added performance is the lowered stance and upgraded 18-inch wheels. But even the tarnished brass style of the alloys go so well with the classic color theme that they might even slip by as just stylish instead of speedy.
Just like the exterior, the interior also doesn't reveal its performance nature to casual eyes. It just looks like a well-preserved pickup with clean/simple door handles and a smooth dash. Full carpeting and a recently recovered bench seat seem like big luxuries in a good 'ol pickup. And there are some desirable features like the sliding rear window and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. Even as a sleeper, this manages to feel sporty. The steering wheel is shared with the first-gen RX-7 and there's a full set of gauges with a large speedo and tach.
The beastly nature really gets revealed once you decide to open the hood. That big 6.2-liter V8 looks almost like it belonged there since day one... if it were not for the Corvette LS3 engine covers. And we all know these lightweight pickups were never given anything nearly this powerful from the factory. And more than just a big upgrade in displacement, the consignor claims this has an LS7 Stage II cam and 92mm throttle body. It inhales deeper with a cold air intake, and it exhales with added power and authority as polished headers feed the dual exhaust. There are also nice supporting components like a Mishimoto aluminum radiator, Accel ignition, Bosch fuel pump, and an Optima red top battery. The 4l65E four-speed automatic transmission was built to handle this kind of power. It connects to an aluminum driveshaft on its way to the Ford 8.8 rear end. This also has KYB shocks, Toyota drop spindles, and modern ZR-rated tires for a sporty driving feeling. And the overdrive transmission combines with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes to make this a solid cruiser, too.
This level of quality in a build that's this interesting and complete is rarely available. So if you want the coolest pickup around, hurry up and call today!