As GM Authority covered late last month, Roadster Shop is going on a tour of the east coast in a new web series titled “Road Tour,” showing off some of the shop’s latest creations and stopping off at some of the biggest names in the automotive industry along the way. The latest episode features the shop’s upgraded 1977 Chevy pickup, a.k.a. the Legends C10.
The video opens in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Roadster Shop boys load up and head out to visit Roush Fenway Racing to check out all the high-end NASCAR goodies, including the latest tech that goes into making Roush a top competitor in the sport.
Afterwards, the gang rolls in to visit Edelbrock in Sanford to see how the aftermarket performance company manufacturers its various products.
Throughout it all, the Roadster Shop’s 1977 Chevy pickup is right there. The latter half of the video provides a closer look at what the Legends C10 is packing, as well as the philosophy behind the build.
“The Legends truck was kind of born out of the softness and overly techy new pickup trucks that are out there today,” says Roadster Shop owner, Jeremy Gerber.
Combining the old school square body aesthetic with modern go-fast equipment and handling, this 1977 Chevy pickup is a lust-worthy combination.
Under the classic body panels, the Legends C10 rides on a modern Roadster Shop chassis, which was then fitted with modern GM suspension components. Sitting under the hood is the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gas engine, which means this thing is pumping out a stout 650 horsepower. Routing the muscle is an eight-speed automatic transmission, plus a transfer case plucked from the bowels of a 2500HD pickup.
The end result is something that’ll outmuscle modern sports cars, hit the trails with the turn of a knob, and cruise down the road on a comfortable extended tour.
Check out this upgraded 1977 Chevy pickup by hitting play on the video below: