There’s apple pie, and then there are things that are really American, like this ’86 Chevy pickup truck with Stars and Stripes branding and a V8 crate engine under the hood.
The customized rear-wheel-drive C/K 10 Stepside Regular Cab truck does a very good job of overlooking the fact that Chevrolet was co-founded by, and named after, a man born in Switzerland. Nevertheless, in the words of Boca Raton, Florida based Supreme Motors, which is listing the Chevy pickup for sale on its website, it “SCREAMS AMERICA”.
The truck has reached its present form by way of a comprehensive, body-off restoration which is said to have included replacing every nut and bolt. The black and gray interior is all new, including the door panels, dash, steering wheel, window cranks and shift lever. A back-up camera and custom tow hitch were also installed.
The paint scheme – Stars and Stripes on a white background – was designed by Michael Leininger and applied by artist Teresa Crane using PPG System 2000 base and a high solid polyurethane UV protected clear coat.
Under the hood lies an illuminated and color-matched 350 cubic inch (5.7-liter) Chevy ZZ4 Small Block V8 crate engine with show chromed billet parts. Modifications include a Crane Ram Sonic custom grind hydraulic roller camshaft, Crane Gold Series roller rocker and valvetrain components, Edelbrock twin 500 CFM high performance carburettors, Headman headers and Flowmaster mufflers.
Power goes through a Turbo 350 lock-up transmission with a TCI 2500 stall torque convertor to a 12-bolt heavy duty rear with Richmond 3.73 gears. The Chevy pickup runs on Belltech suspension and Hoosier Quick Time tires mounted on Center Line wheels.
No price is listed on the website, but Supreme Cars says it accepts “all types” of trade-ins, and will assist with shipping to anywhere in the world. Even, we assume, Switzerland.