1971 Chevrolet C10

Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1971
Mileage 31575
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model C10

C10 1971

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black


This 1971 Chevrolet C10 Restomod is exactly the kind of truck you would build for yourself if you wanted to drive it all the time and bask in non-stop attention. With several smart modifications implemented for easy, modern-day cruising, a killer stance, and a sleek black-on-red paint job that lets the original styling speak for itself. This is a no-excuses truck in every way.

Nicely finished in attractive, attention-grabbing black-on-red livery, this 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 early C10 is undeniably attractive, but when it's wrapped in a glossy modern paint, it's downright arresting. The contrast between the black and red was a perfect choice for the squared-off look of the Action Line pickup, and even though it's a bit of an older paint job that's showing some imperfections, it's a fine driver-quality rig nonetheless. Ideal for the local cruise night, it's still going to turn heads everywhere it goes. The factory trim was removed, allowing for the demarcation between the black-and-red paint do all the talking, and a silver pinstripe between the two colors really help them both pop. The black finish on the hood and grille surround give the face a sinister look, matched by the Bowtie emblem inside the egg crate grille, although the front bumper was left chrome to add a little flash to the presentation. The smoothed tailgate and roll pan out back are a custom look that works better on an Action Line C10 than pretty much anywhere else, and the black tonneau cover over the short bed is a slick addition that's also very practical.

The upscale, two-tone theme continues in the cab where there's a combination of both modern and original components. A comfortable bench seat wrapped in pleated black vinyl anchors the interior, accented with a slash of red in the seatback and a set of cupholders built in the seat bottom, while the plush black carpets in the floors and Western-scroll style door panels at the flanks add a touch of sophistication inside. The black-and-red dash continues the color theme, with a black dash pad up top and red paint on the original steel, and the newer bezel ahead of the driver houses a full set of digital gauges that keep a closer eye on the modern motor under the hood. A thick-rimmed steering wheel is perfect for white-knuckle battles out on the back roads, and it's mounted atop a tilt column to provide more room for the driver at the helm. Options include cold A/C with R134 modern hardware, LED ambient lighting under the dash, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX that manages the aftermarket speakers in the kick panels, and shoulder seatbelts. Everything looks relatively fresh inside, and with all those creature comforts the cab is definitely a comfortable place in which to spend some time.

Under the hood is where the real party begins, starting with the fuel injected Vortec 5.3 liter V8, that fits neatly in the early Chevy's bright-red engine bay. Professionally installed and looking like it always belonged, the motor is highlighted by a black Vortec engine cover, a shiny aluminum tube and cone-filter for the cold-air intake system, and the neatly assorted plug wires at the flanks of the block. Block-hugging headers help the engine breathe easy, and with an aluminum radiator up front you never have to worry about this small block overheating. Power steering and power front disc brakes are included, and with fuel injection and modern electronics, it starts instantly, idles smoothly, and has an awesome torque curve that makes it a blast to drive. Backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and sturdy 12-bolt rear end, it can handle the rigors of the modern road and highway speeds. A custom dual exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers gives the Vortec V8 a unique voice, and the beefed-up suspension provides that killer ride height and sets that slammed stance we all love. Flashy 20-inch US Mag wheels look slick and totally stuff the wheelwells with fat 245/45/20 front and 315/35/20 rear Pirelli radials.

All the time and money has already been spent, now all that remains is some quality cruising time. Call today!


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