Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This 1987 Chevrolet C10 Restomod pickup is what you might get if you decided to take a long-wheelbase truck and trick it out into a bespoke head-turner. With a killer-looking, slammed stance thanks to a notched frame and full air-ride system, a strong-running 350 V8, and a gorgeous Silver Metallic paint job, it's got an awesome custom look that totally works on the Square-Body livery. Dialed-in for show or go, this Box Chevy is ready to dominate the streets for year to come.
Straight away you can tell that this truck is special. The Silver Metallic finish looks great at any angle, and all that metallic flake embedded in the paint really pops and transforms the look in a big way. It's almost impossible to capture all that bling and smooth shine in any photograph, so you'll have to take our word for it, but fortunately, the rest of the truck is cool enough that you'll want to see more anyway. Despite the low, wide look, the sheetmetal is almost completely stock save for the shaved trim and emblems, with door handles, mirrors, and lights all factory issue for a very sleek look. There's also a cowl induction hood that should have been standard equipment from the factory simply because it looks so right, and it's adorned with a wide dark gray strip that's also full of that lovely metal flake found in the rest of the body. Chrome bumpers fore and aft were retained as well, and the shiny unit up front does a great job to frame the later-model ('88-'91) grille perfectly. In back, the stock taillights bookend a clean tailgate with 'Chevrolet' script above the bright chrome bumper. There's still a full-sized bed inside too, although the fender wells were widened to handle the oversized rubber and air-ride system. But it's all been lined with spray-in bedliner for durability, and a diamond-plate toolbox was also installed for added storage.
The interior is largely stock save for a couple dress up pieces, starting with a nicely reupholstered bench seat that looks fantastic in basic gray. Newer plush carpets and factory door panels also offer an OEM look and feel, while the bright billet panels that adorn the door panels and dash add some great bling inside. A sportier 3-spoke steering wheel helps with the performance attitude, as do the original gauges set deep into round pods ahead of the driver and inside that cool custom bezel. This truck is loaded with options, including cold A/C, power windows and locks, a tilt steering column, and cruise control, so it's comfortable enough to drive every day. All the factory gauges are in place, augmented with a set of auxiliary units underneath, and even the dash pad and sun visors look newer. A Sony AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo was put in place over the stock radio, although the bark of the exhaust really is all the entertainment you should need here. But clearly, someone has invested a lot of money to make this cabin a very comfortable place to spend some time.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 that feels very stock, but even so it's plenty to make the relatively lightweight pickup a blast to drive. Fitted with a chrome air cleaner and matching valve covers with cool red fins, a carburetor and performance intake was installed in place of the original throttle-body set-up, but everything else looks very straightforward and that means reliable and easy to service. It starts easily and idles smoothly from the start thanks to the wonders of HEI and history has already proven that these are some of the most bulletproof machines ever built. It's backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and stock 10-bolt rear end with highway-friendly gears inside, so it's a good highway cruiser and pulls down decent fuel economy, too. The restrictive stock exhaust is gone, replaced by a throaty Flowmaster-style dual exhaust setup that sounds fantastic up and down the throttle. As you've already noticed, this long-bed is slammed to the ground, but that's all adjustable thanks to a C-notched frame and full air-ride system that's taken this suspension and the look of this truck to another level. Oversized US Mags wheels offer a cool restomod-look look and are wrapped in staggered 245/40/20 front and 295/55/20 rear performance radials for the perfect stance.
A cool truck with a lot of time and effort invested in the look and nothing done that would hurt reliability or the ability to use it every day. And that's why we love this truck. Call today!
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