Simple, Yet Tasteful: Another Chevrolet C10 becomes a model restomod
Driving a properly restored classic probably carries more prestige nowadays than driving a stock high-end sports car, so the price difference between the two has shrunk a lot over the past several years. Any love for this 54-year-old Chevrolet C10 worth $100,000?
At least, this is how much Mecum Auctions believes it may go for when it crosses the block. We will understand if you think it’s too much cash for a near-stock-looking car, but take a closer look first. The entire body has been completely restored and cleaned from all visual garbage for a sleek, modern look. The wheels were swapped for 22-inch chrome rims sporting a modern design and low-profile tires.
A peek inside reveals black leather and suede trim with white stitching, digital gauges and an Alpine audio system plugged into Focal speakers and a JL subwoofer. The best part is that you can only learn about all these things from the auction listing – they are all cleverly disguised in the actual car to keep the retro look alive.
Finally, the engine is a far cry from stock, too. It is a 5.7-liter V8 mill driving the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox. We do not know the specifics, but the block is a Chevy LS6, which makes around 400 horsepower (300 kilowatts) in its stock version.
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