We’ve seen our fair share of sleepers here at GM Authority, and this Silverado C10 surely fits the bill. At a glance it looks like an ordinary 1980 Chevrolet C10, one that hasn’t been run down and left for scrap. Though you take a closer look at this truck, you may notice a few things here and there that’ll start to make you wonder; “whose truck is this again?”
Prospective buyers were probably confused – or extremely excited – about seeing a floor shifter, a shift light, and a beckoning “big red button” within reach from the driver’s seat. Veteran tire-kickers would have noticed the fuel cell and braided fuel lines, though this isn’t exactly a dead give away. Popping the hood would be the tell-all that this C10 is built for business. It is powered by a ZZ 572 big block crate engine that makes 620 horsepower. In the photos the C10 appears to be on street tires, but according to a BangShift article, there was set of slicks also included in the sale. We can imagine those are a must for any driver hoping to get any traction with this wicked truck.
Unfortunately for those hoping to pick this truck up as a new toy, the Craigslist posting has been deleted. We’ll take that as a sign that someone is now the proud new owner of this race-ready C10. The asking price was $14,900, which is about $2,300 less than the new crate engine alone. It’s no surprise that this thing sold so quick from that perspective, but would you have bought it yourself? Let us know in the comment section below.