General Motors‘ light vehicle sales were down 7.1 percent from January through to March, but not surprisingly, the automaker’s trucks managed to buck the trend. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado were up 27 percent during Q1 2020, while the GMC Sierra posted even bigger gains with sales climbing 31 percent.
Needless to say, pickup trucks are currently very popular. While this 1972 Chevrolet C10 isn’t a load-hauling workhorse like modern-day trucks such as the Silverado and Sierra, we think current sales trends will ensure it finds a new home rather quickly.
This ’72 C10, which was built by St. Louis-based customization shop Classic Car Studio and was recently listed for sale by the company, has undergone a complete restoration and has been transformed into a quasi-sport truck. With completely rebuilt and lowered suspension, American Racing alloy wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes tires and four disc brakes, the truck is now more at home on twisty canyon roads than hauling hay on the farm or towing a boat to the lake.
The suspension and braking upgrades are nice and all, but the centerpiece of this Chevrolet C10 is the built 396 cubic-inch V8 engine. The motor has been dressed up with a 454/450 camshaft, an Edelbrock intake, an MSD ignition, an aluminum radiator with dual electric fans and Hedman headers, giving it some extra attitude to go along with the stiffer suspension and uprated brakes. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and a 12-bolt rear end with 3.55 gears.
This custom vintage truck won’t come cheap. Classic Car Studio is asking $45,900 for it, though it promises the truck has a perfectly straight body, a powerful engine and a “very well done” restoration job. Do you think it’s worth it? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.
Source: Classic Car Studio