A 1966 Chevy C10 sold for an incredible $275,000 at the recent Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction in June – a record-high transaction price for the iconic C/K nameplate.
The Chevy C10 was conceived as a low-cost, no-nonsense work pickup, so it’s safe to say that the designers and engineers responsible for the iconic American pickup never thought they’d be selling for nearly $300,000. That was before the “restomod” trend truly took hold, though, which has inspired enthusiasts to spend massive amounts of money transforming simple American muscle cars, as well as trucks and SUVs, into bonafide performance vehicles with modern-day creature comforts.
This 1966 Chevy C10 is the very definition of a no-expenses-spared restomod. It rides on a purpose-built Roadster Shop REVO III chassis, which was completely powder coated in satin bronze and brown to match the truck’s exterior and interior color theme. Under the hood sits a supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 crate engine, which features modified original valve covers with retro ‘Chevrolet’ script, as well as a concept pulley drive system for an ultra-clean finish. The supercharged Small Block sends power to the rear wheels through an electronically-controlled GM4L85 four-speed automatic transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end, while stopping power is provided by a full Wilwood big brake kit. A set of polished Forgeline wheels complete the exterior look.
The impressive attention to detail continues inside, where the truck boasts two-tone brown and champagne upholstery, an aftermarket billet steering wheel, vintage-look gauges and a 1,200-watt stereo. The bed of the truck is also impressive thanks to its oak floor panels, polished metal runners and inside champagne accent paint.
This one-of-a-kind Chevy C10 crossed the auction block in Vegas last month with no reserve and generated a high bid of $275,000 before the gavel fell. That makes it the most expensive Chevy C10 sold at auction, but with the way collector car values are trending, we get the feeling it won’t hold that record for very long.