Stanced Squarebody: 1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado Street Machine – SOLD!
March 22, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Square Body “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Chevrolet produced its third-generation C/K line of light-duty trucks for eighteen years from 1973 through 1991. Ironically, while internally at GM the trucks were called the “Rounded Line” version due to being the company’s first attempt at using a wind tunnel to make their trucks more aerodynamic (and thus provide better fuel economy), enthusiasts have since named them “Square Bodies” as their look is much less rounded than today’s offerings. Back when Chevrolet still labeled their trucks as the C/K series, the “Silverado” eventually became the top trim level. Two-wheel-drive, short bed, Silverados are the most desirable of Square Body C10s and this seller took full advantage of that when they restored and mildly customized this 1986 example originally listed in March 2021 near Atlanta, Georgia offered at $33,000. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their clean C10 street machine priced above this guide’s #1 “Concours” estimate of $27,700, so potential buyers need to weigh their ability to create a similar example for that price.
We love the color combination, the subtle light silver front stripe, the wire wheels, and the documented restoration. Most of all, rather than mess with sourcing and installing an original electric overdrive unit, the restorer went with an arguably more reliable Toyota five-speed overdrive conversion. This is a great-looking sports car that will likely get you compliments and more awards every time you enter it in a classic British car show.
In addition to the seller’s excellent, detailed description of everything their truck comes equipped with, they’ve also provided a recent walk-around video. Full disclosure: while the truck is wearing dealer plates, we get the vibe from the seller that they are the actual builder/restorer, so no harm, no foul from our perspective:
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Please find for your consideration, this absolutely beautiful 1986 Silverado. She is powered by a Turnkey GM Performance 350/300 from Pace Performance, Lunati Bare Bones Cam, Holley Street Demon Carb and has only 2200 miles on it. The 350 breathes through Ceramic Coated Headers, with 2-1/2” pipes leading into new Magnaflows exhaust. For a little more added fun, you can go to open headers with a flip of a switch, thru QTP Electronic Cut Outs! She is backed by a Turbo 350 and new Auburn 3:42 Limited Slip Differential.
Inside the interior is all new, including a Forever Sharp Steering Wheel, Custom Tweed Seat, New Headliner, New Dash, Dash Bezels, Seat Belts, Carpet and one off Custom Center Console. This beauty is equipped with Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering, Power Windows, original functional AM/FM Stereo and Ice Cold AC. Also added LED Bulbs while I had the Dash out to the Instrument Gauges
To get the stance correct, it was given an altitude adjustment from Belltech Suspension. Lowered 5” in the Front and 7” in the rear. She rides on new 20” American Racing Torque Thrust and shod with new Nitto 245/45 in the front and 275/45 in the rear.
All of the chrome on the outside is new, including Bumpers, Door Handles, Cab Trim, Grill, all Lenses
and Bezels. This Truck needs ZERO! The Paint is Black and Metallic Gray and shines like a new penny. Attached is a link to a YouTube Video walk-around from about on month ago. Show stopper anywhere it goes!
North Carolina Title in hand. Only interested in finished/nice cars of the same caliber as my truck. Not interested in a project. “
Show or go: what would you do with this restored Silverado? Comment below and let us know!