These days, as all-electric vehicles and autonomous self-driving tech keep a constant drum beat in the headlines, retro style is enjoying a major resurgence among enthusiasts, bringing timeless aesthetics into the modern age via a tidal wave of restorations, restomods, and time capsules. The unique conversion featured here mates new and old, with a 2020 Chevy Tahoe providing the bones, and new exterior body panels laid on top to give it a unique, old-school cool appeal. Indeed, it’s a tasty combo, as evidenced by the fact that it sold for $110,000 at a recent Mecum Auctions event.
Offered last month as Lot S33.1 at the Mecum Auction Kissimmee Summer Special 2020, this 2020 Chevy Tahoe was converted by Blain’s Hot Rods and Customs in Lepanto, Arkansas. The design was done by Ronal Blain, and looks to take after the smoothed-out and simple lines of the 1968 Chevy C10 pickup truck.
The front end is particularly noteworthy, with a rectangular grille section bisected by a dividing bar and Bow Tie badge, plus two squared-off headlamps. The hood section is raised in the middle, with the Chevrolet logo added in chrome, leading the eye rearwards to reshaped fenders and two-tier corner markers.
The whole thing was finished in two-tone paint, with a cream top and cream lower sections sandwiching gold in the middle. The design makes this 2020 Chevy Tahoe look even more like a classic pickup truck, visually narrowing it and lowering to the ground. The simple five-spoke wheels, also done in matching cream, add to the aesthetic.
According to the description, this retro 2020 Chevy Tahoe also comes with a two-tone Black and Gold interior complete will all the usual modernized amenities. Under the hood is the 5.3L L83 V8 engine, which connects to the GM eight-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Tahoe converted to look like a 68 Chevy
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Source: Mecum Auctions