Not everyone has a spotless garage with shiny floors and neatly organized toolboxes to build their dream car or truck in. In fact, some people manage to slap together impressive machines without ever having access to a garage at all – like the owner and builder of this sinister-looking Chevrolet C10 that was recently featured on YouTube channel AutotopiaLA.
The owner, Martin, built this custom 1968 Chevrolet C10 in his backyard with his brother. A car painter by trade, Martin frequently rents a friend’s paint booth to finish his customer’s cars, but he decided he could also paint his black-on-black truck in his backyard as well.
Martin says he first acquired his Chevrolet C10 as a rolling shell and built it up from there. Under the hood is a 6.0L LQ4 Vortec V8 lifted from a Chevrolet Express van, which is bone stock apart from an aftermarket intake. The truck also features a frame drop, AccuAir air suspension, the side mirrors from a Ford Mustang, eBay LED headlights for a Jeep, Esajian aftermarket wheels and drilled and slotted brake rotors with CPP calipers. The interior keeps things simple with a billet steering wheel, a modern-day truck center console, seats from a newer Ram truck and Dakota Digital gauges.
While not an expensive build, Martin has spent the past eight years slowly adding to this clean-looking truck and his efforts have certainly paid off. This truck caught AutotopiaLA’s eye at a recent car cruise for General Motors LS-powered vehicles, prompting them to invite Martin on their show, so clearly it’s getting lots of attention.
Learn more about this truck, and watch Martin pull off some tidy burnouts in it, in the video embedded below.