Let’s come right out and address the elephant in the room: yes, this truck has an automatic transmission.
Autoblog featured this 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup-firetruck-hotrod-practical-joke-thing from eBay Motors. It has eight wheels – a number very likely greater than the age of whoever designed it (we’re guessing five). It has 12-cylinders, in the form of a 1941 7.6 liter Seagrave/Pierce-Arrow V12. It has 24 spark plugs: two per cylinder. And it has 60 feet of ignition wire.
But while these things are quantifiable, the sense of “holy cow, what the heck even is that thing?!” is not. Listed at $19,000, the truck features a dually rear-end from 2005, and the cab has been pushed rearward by about 42 inches. Every custom-fabricated part is made from fiberglass or aluminum, and the truck is “fully counterbalanced.”
So if you were worried about how she’d drive, fear not! The only impediment to your road-going experience in this Chevrolet S10 is the impairment of the view forward from the big V12, the two carburetor velocity stacks, a ridiculously far-forward radiator and grille, a mammoth bundle of ignition wire, and what looks like an inadvisable lengthening of the wheelbase (the wheels just ahead of the cab look like they don’t make contact with the road).
It’s official; we have now seen everything. If someone actually buys it, we fear that our heads will explode.