It would be easy to overlook this 1969 Chevrolet C10 as nothing more than a nicely restored stock truck. With only a set of big HRE wheels to bely its inherent performance, this C10 is the definition of a sleeper.
Underneath the truck’s massive hood sits a modern LS1 V8. Don’t be fooled by the “Corvette” script on the engine’s plastic cover, as LSXTV reports that the modern V8 engine comes from a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. With a few modifications, including a K&N air filter, the C10 makes 370 horsepower at the wheels.
To get all that power to the ground, owner Hugo Castillo had the truck’s restorer, Creations N’ Chrome, add a Hotchkis TVS suspension. A set of Wilwood disc brakes ensure that the truck comes to a halt as quickly as it accelerates from a stop.
This isn’t the first custom C10 that Creations N’ Chrome has restored, as LSXTV notes Castillo discovered the shop after seeing a 1968 Chevrolet C10 it built for the 2012 SEMA show.