Driving an old-school pickup truck can be a lot of fun, but when switching between something new and old, it quickly becomes obvious just how far auto technology has come in the last several decades. Ride quality, engine power, in-cabin technology – all show their age in older models. However, this 2018 Chevy Silverado looks to be the best of both worlds, combining classic looks with modern underpinnings.
Recently posted for sale, this 2018 Chevy Silverado was inspired by the 1972 Chevy C10, but retains all the modernized equipment of a 2018 model-year vehicle. For example, the engine is listed as the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L83, which is rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm from the factory.
The engine connects to a six-speed automatic gearbox and drives a 4×4 drivetrain, while the interior is listed as including all the modern infotainment goodies expected of the 2018 model year, including an 8-inch infotainment screen, navigation, Chevrolet MyLink Radio, remote keyless entry, heated seats, steering wheel controls, and automatic dual-zone climate control.
However, on top of all this modernity, we find a thick slab of retro old-school styling inspired by the second-generation 1972 Chevy C10 pickup. Up front, we spot a large, rectangular grille with a squared mesh insert and polished trim. The bumper is also chrome, while the hood gains a prominent styling line running down the center.
Viewed in profile, we find this 2018 Chevy Silverado C10 revival gets the classic two-tone paint treatment with orange and white. The result definitely demands attention, while white wheels wrapped in knobby rubber give it an appropriately rugged appearance. The rear bed includes orange lettering for the Chevrolet logo, plus more chrome, while the side lighting keeps it looking authentic.
Naturally, all this custom work doesn’t come cheap, with the list price set at an eye-widening $150,000.