The official Holley YouTube channel caught up with the owner of a unique 1953 Chevy COE restomod at the recent 2022 LS Fest West event in Las Vegas.
This stunning Chevy COE truck started out life as a work-ready chassis with a dually rear axle, but has since been transformed into a modern-day show vehicle complete with airbag suspension and a 6.0L Vortec LS. The owner of this truck, Christian Delgado, built it in his garage to fulfill a childhood dream of one day owning a Chevy COE truck. He says he modified every body panel on the exterior and also had the bed section custom made, although many of the original COE parts remain, including the original front suspension.
Power in this truck comes from a 6.0L Vortec LS, which is likely running a host of Holley engine control parts. It sends power to the dually rear axle through an electronically controlled GM 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. The interior has also been modernized with contemporary inside door panels, leather-wrapped seats, a custom leather center console, a painted dashboard and a billet steel steering wheel.
Delgado says someone approaches him wanting to buy his unique Chevy COE quite often, but he’s not interested in selling this fully realized childhood dream. Instead, he wants to hold onto it and continue to show it off to show the Chevy community all that can be done with the unique COE platform. If you’re a fan of Delgado’s work, keep an eye out for him at Holley LS Fest West 2023, where he says he’ll be unveiling something even more impressive. For now, though, check out the video embedded below to learn more about this stunning Chevy COE.