A little while back, we found a 1972 Chevrolet C10 for sale that had been built up as a performance-minded pickup with the heavy-footed driver in mind. The truck featured lowered suspension, an upgraded 396 cubic-inch V8, four-wheel disc brakes and other upgrades intended to help drivers get the most out of the truck on winding back roads.
If that truck was built to be driven, then this 1972 Chevrolet C10 is the exact opposite. Currently for sale Volo Auto Sales in Illinois, this heavily modified Chevy C10 was previously an International Show Car Association national champion. The builders trailered it around the country, taking it to different ISCA shows to collect prize money and points toward the ISCA championship. They eventually retired the truck from the show circuit and put it in storage, but it was recently pulled out of retirement to be converted into something that is a bit more appropriate for road use.
According to Volo Auto Sales, this truck is powered by a 383 cubic inch General Motors crate engine that is good for roughly 425 horsepower. The truck also now rides on an aftermarket chassis with C4 Corvette style front and rear suspension. Four-wheel disc brakes and 20-inch alloy wheels round out the performance upgrades.
As many readers will notice, this truck has a chopped roof, shaved door handles and, most notably, a rather cheesy exterior paint job with orange flames. The interior is a bit more tasteful, however, with aluminum trim, a billet steering wheel, a Hurst shifter and some modern-day performance bucket seats.
Volo Auto Sales is hoping to get $44,998 for this truck and says it was previously appraised for around $55,000. It’s hard to say how much a custom pickup like this is truly worth, but we suppose it’s up for the buyer to decide before they make an offer. Check out the listing here for some more information on this former show truck, along with additional photos.