Guys With Rides is very pleased to feature this Bright Green Metallic Denim paint over Gray Vinyl, 1966 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Restomod where Mark, the private seller in Delaware Township, New Jersey is currently asking $26,000 firm. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for similar vintage stock examples, Mark currently has his truck priced $400 above the #2 “Excellent” level for an original version. From our perspective, this C10 Restomod is much better than when it left the factory 53 years ago.
For starters, after spending much of its life in Arkansas, this C10 received a frame-off restoration just 6,000 miles ago. Everything is either new or rebuilt on this Stepside. The lowered stance and perfect rake of this truck results from a CPP Suspension five inch dropped spindles up front and “C”-notched six inch units in back.
Power comes from a 350 cubic inch Chevy small block equipped with a GM serpentine belt system. The engine sends power through to a column shifted, four-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 overdrive transmission which in turn transmits to torque to a rebuilt rear axle. Controlling the updated engine and suspension system are power steering and power brakes equipped with front discs. We also like seeing the builder took the time and effort to equip this truck with a modern dual master cylinder.
The attention to detail is even evident in the custom aluminum radiator and shroud housing an electric fan system and the custom battery tray.
The interior features a nicely styled, gray vinyl covered bench seat completed by Bohde’s Custom Interiors in Ligonier, Indiana. The floor features a period correct vinyl covering and comfort touches include a Vintage Air A/C system and a modern vintage style Custom Auto Radio mounted in the stock dash location. Note that the dashboard paint is the same exterior color without the denim affect applied. We also note that the builder elected to put a new gas tank in the stock location behind the seat. The new owner might want to consider relocating that with a rear frame kit as a winter project in the future but its its important to note we did not smell any gas fumes while in the cab of this truck.
We love the wheel choice on this build as the inner spokes tie into the silver cab paint as well as the light gray interior.
While the exterior wears a cool shade of bright green metallic, the underside of the hood and the inside of the pickup bed have been coated with matching rhino liner for everyday durability. The vintage beer cooler is actually attached to the bed and now serves duty as a lockable storage unit. More attention to detail is evident here as the builder ensured the slots of all of the screws on the bed sides are aligned with one another.
In lieu of having traditional tailgate chains, the builder installed these aluminum locking tabs that hold the tailgate in place.
We also like how the silver metallic paint of the cab sets off the denim green even more.
The pin striping execution is perfect: up front just a subtle design that acts as a hood ornament while on the back of the cab a matching design is just below the cabs rear window.
We’ve put together a quick, two minute video that includes some of the pictures above along with more detailed shots of the engine and undercarriage:
The only paint flaw Mark notes currently is this slight cracking at the driver’s side of the hood. We are very impressed with the quality of metal work put into this truck as our trusty magnet could not find any areas of filler.
We think this is a great Restomod truck that will be the envy at just about any show you take it to. Other than a good detail, this truck needs nothing and with everything either new or rebuilt, makes a compelling argument over a modern oversized truck.
If you are serious about purchasing this great truck, please call Mark directly at 908-319-2825.