The racing season may be coming to a close in the next couple of months, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get into the hobby. This 1987 Chevrolet S10 pickup, which will head to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s Dallas 2020 sale next month, is a turn-key dragster that’s ready to hit the strip as soon as the new owner’s payment clears.
Under the hood of this custom quarter-mile machine is a naturally aspirated 355 cubic-inch V8 engine that was previously dyno tested at a healthy 418 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a built TH350 automatic transmission capable of handling up to 750 horsepower, along with a narrowed nine-inch Ford rear end with 3.89 gears and Strange Engineering axles.
The cabin of this custom Chevrolet S10 is all business, featuring a full roll cage, a Racepak electronic dash, full race harnesses and bucket seats plucked from a 1984 Porsche. The bed of the truck has been modified to make room for the absolutely massive rear drag slicks and also houses an Optima YellowTop battery and a racing fuel cell.
While it was clear this truck was built as a drag racer, it has actually never been raced. The current owner only ever took it on the show circuit and never thought to take it out to the drag strip. There’s no denying this is a well-done, high-quality build, but we’d love to see the lucky new owner of this PPG Rally Yellow pickup take it out to the strip and drive it how it was meant to be driven. The 355 CI Small Block may not be a powerhouse right now, but with a shot of nitrous or a supercharger, this little pickup truck could embarrass powerful muscle cars and sports coupes all day long.
Check out the listing here before this 1987 Chevrolet S10 heads to auction on Thursday, August 15th at Barrett-Jackson Dallas.