Back in 1985, trucks weren’t especially known for their speed, but this Chevrolet C10 has been taken well beyond the performance envelope for which it was originally designed, becoming a full race-spec pickup truck.
For power, this sky blue C10 calls upon a 376-cubic-inch LSX V8 with a massive 84-mm turbocharger, mated to a built 4L80E automatic. It relies on factory-style leaf springs and bars by CalTrac in the rear, and up front, a Scott’s Hotrod suspension setup has been installed, designed to shed about 200 pounds versus the factory setup.
The owner says he’s been working on the truck for a little over a year, and while it mostly runs on the street, he’s taken it to a couple of local drag strips. No word on what this ’85 Chevy pickup will run in the quarter-mile, though.
Click play on the video above to play on the embedded video above to learn more about this cooky C10. You’ll be rewarded with an awesome, smoky burnout at the end.