These days, it doesn’t take much to throw down some crazy horsepower numbers. This super clean GMC C10 pickup is a good example of that. Under the hood, this truck comes to the party with a supercharged Hellcat engine swap and enough muscle to completely roast the ultra-wide rear meats. Now, this sweet combo is profiled in the following 10-minute, 43-second video.
Although owner Jody Holdren is definitely a Hemi guy, he had a C10 as a teenager, and his desire for a fast GM pickup prompted him to track down a rough-looking 1968 GMC C10 farm truck for a fresh new build.
From the off, it’s clear that Holdren did this thing right. His 1968 GMC C10 looks fantastic, with a super-clean execution that’s aggressive, but tasteful. The simple black, white, and gray color scheme does well to complement the truck’s squared-off styling, while the low stance and big wheels hint at what’s lying in wait.
Helping it hover just over the pavement is an AccuAir suspension system, while upgraded Wilwood brakes sit in the corners. And check out the license plate – “SRT8C10.”
That, of course, is a reference to the GMC C10’s Hemi crate motor, which was upgraded with a few bits and pieces and now lays down 745 horsepower at the rear wheels. The exhaust exits near the rear axle, while a manual Tremec six-speed transmission harnesses the go. Like the exterior, the swap looks clean, without too many rough edges.
Inside, things look equally as nice, with the GMC C10 once again keeping things simple. Dakota Digital gauges keep tabs on the vitals, and a few other modern touches add the requisite comfort features.
All told, the true appeal of this Hellcat-swapped 1968 is the way it moves, and it makes a nice noise, too. Hit play to see it all for yourself, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC C10 news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.