Chevrolet C10

Frame Up Built C10 Custom Pickup 383 Stroker V8 700R4
Stock #
Body Style
Pickup Truck
383 V8
Exterior Color
Burgundy & Orange
Interior Color

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1970 marked the first time in the four-year history of the Camaro that a convertible option was not offered.

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Why Buy
  • Show winner
  • 4-link with coilovers
  • 18 inch wheels
  • 383 Stroker V8
  • Full custom interior
  • 700R4 4-speed automatic
  • Vintage Air

I’m sure your eyes are dancing over the details on this stunning 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup, and yes, the list of custom modifications is quite extensive. The amount of time and money invested here is all out of proportion to the sticker price, and it’s a show-winning machine that drives every bit as good as it looks, with impressive performance from a 383 cubic inch stroker motor. The C10 is also coming into its own as a red-hot collector’s item, and with the infinite varieties of modifications, they’re always welcome additions to any show or cruise-in in the country. Forget muscle cars, the affordable future collectable is a truck!

The paint is two-tone burgundy over orange metallic pearl. Yes, it looks black under certain conditions, but when the light hits it just right, the truck is dazzling and instantly sheds all those Halloween references you’re likely thinking about right now. It’s amazing in person. Of course, the little things on this truck are what make it truly special, so the flames licking along the front fenders, the bright green and purple striping, and the astounding finish quality truly make it stand out. You can’t build a truck like this and cut corners, not when every eyeball on the show field will be rolling over its flanks, so the sheet metal is arrow-straight and the custom paint has been rubbed and buffed to a brilliant shine. Custom touches abound, including dual frenched power antennas in the bed, the extremely cool exhaust cutouts in the rocker panels, shaved handles, and a steel cowl induction hood. All the lighting uses clear lenses, with cool cat’s eye headlamps, with LEDs in the tail lamps. The build quality is all first-rate, and you’ll note that the pinstriping extends into the door jambs, a sure sign of professionals at work.

Mercifully, they chose to retain much of the stock chrome and trim, including the front bumper and grille, which have been beautifully refinished and glitter like jewelry. There’s a flush-mounted tonneau cover for the bed which pivots up on hydraulic struts, effectively creating the world’s largest weatherproof trunk, and the bed underneath is immaculate, with the paint scheme continued inside, which is truly above and beyond the call of duty.

The show continues under the hood where the 383 cubic inch small block Chevy is the star. Breathing through a four-barrel carburetor on a high-rise intake, it makes big torque with a snarling exhaust note better suited to a Corvette than a pickup truck. As beautifully detailed as the body, the engine bay offers cool things like the chromed inner fenders that show off all the details, a hood and firewall finished to the same standards as the bodywork, and a ton of billet and chrome dress-up. A big aluminum radiator with a giant electric fan keeps it cool under the worst conditions, and a Billet Specialties Tru Track serpentine drive system for the accessories keeps everything spinning reliably. Much of the plumbing is real braided stainless, and there’s no doubt that a great deal of time and effort was spent making sure the engine bay was up to the same standards as the rest of the truck.

For easy cruising, there’s a 700R4 4-speed automatic behind the stout small block, and it turns a rugged 12-bolt rear end that’s more than up to the task of handling all that horsepower. The front suspension is stock, although the rear end uses a triangulated 4-link setup with coil-overs to plant the power far more effectively than the original springs and control arms ever could. The stainless dual exhaust system is completely custom, with long tube headers dumping out of the side exits through a pair of Magnaflow mufflers. Rolling stock consists of 18×8 front and giant 18×10 Billet Specialties wheels wearing 275/40/18 front and 295/45/18 rear Nitto performance radials.

As beautifully executed as the body and engine bay are, the interior sill simply blow you away. Finished in two-tone tan leather, there’s not a stock component left save for the original body tag affixed to the driver’s door pillar. Starting with the door panels, which are the most artfully sculpted door panels you’ve ever seen, climbing into this truck is a lesson in the art of custom upholstery. Note the polished aluminum details that bridge the leather and original metal door panels, the way the paint even wraps onto the dashboard, and the polished door sills. The bench seat has been wrapped in supple hides with inset billet aluminum buttons purely for style points, and it’s every bit as comfortable as it looks. Overhead, the handmade headliner continues the leather and aluminum theme, and even the sun visors are wrapped in luscious tan leather. Tilt the seat forward, and you’ll be thrilled to discover that even the panel behind the seat, which is completely hidden from view, has a leather-wrapped panel! Classic Instruments supplied the white-faced gauges, and Vintage Air provides billet controls and stylish chrome vents in the center of the dash. A billet steering column wears a vintage-looking wheel wrapped in matching leather, and Lokar supplied the long-handled shifter for the automatic transmission. Entertainment is provided by a Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit with speakers scattered throughout the passenger compartment.

We invite you to personally inspect this truck, because like most customs, the level of detail and stunning build quality simply can’t be conveyed using pictures and words alone. I don’t know what it cost to build, but the number was surely A LOT bigger than the asking price, and it has been used very little since it was completed. Best of all, it’s still fully functional as a vehicle, so you can drive it anywhere, any time in comfort and style. This is truly one of the finest custom trucks we’ve ever featured, and the guys out in the shop still can’t stop talking about it. Spectacular.


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Secondary Model
Vehicle Type
Pickup Or Truck
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Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Engine Size
383 V8
Engine Number
Fuel Specification
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
THM700 R4
Transmission Number


Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Single CD
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
Battery Charger
Power Steering
Air Conditioning


Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console


Body Style
Pickup Truck
Safe Body Color
Burgundy & Orange
Paint Type


Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Axle Specification
12 Bolt
Front Wheel Specification
Rear Wheel Specification
Front Tire Specification
Rear Tire Specification
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type


Restoration Status
Mileage Since Restoration
Awards Summary


Historical Documents Summary

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