Once upon a time, this 1986 Chevrolet D6500 medium duty truck probably lived a rather brutal life – with the chassis and cab portions likely belonging to a fleet vehicle like a dump truck or cherry picker. It will probably live a more pampered existence in the hands of its new owner, though, with the restored and repurposed truck having recently been listed for sale by Gateway Classic Cars in Louisville, Kentucky.
As far as we can tell, this truck started out life as a Chevrolet D6500 C70 medium-truck truck before being transformed into the oversized yellowish-green pickup seen here. The builder appears to have attached the bed from a GMC truck of a similar vintage to it, as the tailgate has an embossed GMC logo. It also appears to feature new wheels with chrome lug nuts, new or refinished chrome exterior mirrors and a pair of chrome diesel exhaust stacks.
Powering this massive custom pickup is a numbers matching 8.2-liter Detroit Diesel engine, which is paired with an Allison AT545 automatic transmission. Surprisingly, the truck only has 27,150 original miles on it, so while this was probably a work truck, it wasn’t driven a whole lot. The dealer insists the body is good shape and the photos seem to back this up, though we can spot a small dent where the side mirror is mounted to the door on the passenger side of the vehicle.
It’s hard to say how much a custom creation like this is worth, but Gateway Classic Cars is asking $25,500 for it. Check out the listing at this link for some additional information and photos and feel free to let us know what you think this massive Chevrolet D6500 custom pickup is worth in the comments down below. You can also watch the walk around video below for a better look at this lemon-lime medium duty.