LS Swapped: 1977 Chevrolet C-10

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A lot of time and effort has gone into this 1977 Chevrolet C-10, and this not only means that it is an eye-catching vehicle, but that it should combine good performance with reliability. At the time of writing, bidding has reached $5,991, and it appears that the reserve has been met. Located in Boaz, Alabama, you will find this cool pickup listed for sale here on eBay.

You really have to love the look of this pickup. It’s rough and it’s tough, and dropping the ride height has given it a purposeful look. The new owner could choose to throw a coat of paint on it, but I wouldn’t blame them if they left it the way that it is. Apart from the obvious surface corrosion, the pickup is as solid as a rock. The owner provides plenty of clear photos, and these indicate that the floors, frame, and bed are all clean. The Rally wheels also suit the look of the pickup nicely, while the owner has chosen to fit a grille from a ’74 model to give the vehicle a tougher look.

The interior of the pickup is nice and clean, and there really is nothing to do here but to sit back and enjoy the ride. The upholstery all seems to be in good condition, and while the carpet does have a few marks on it, I think that they’re pretty insignificant. One notable addition to the interior is the fitting of a USB radio so that you can listen to your tunes on the move if you don’t want to listen to the wonderful tune emanating from what is hiding under the hood.

What is under the hood of this C-10 is designed to combine equal measures of performance, economy, and reliability. It’s a fuel-injected 4.8-liter LS engine, and it is hooked to an automatic transmission. This combination should give the pickup reasonable performance, while the fuel injection will assist with the delivery of smooth power. The spent gases exit the vehicle via a dual exhaust that the owner says sounds fantastic. Overall, the installation looks to be quite a neat job, although I’m not convinced by the top radiator hose. My worry is that it might begin to chafe over time, so sourcing a different radiator might be a worthwhile investment.

As pickups go, this looks like a nice one that has managed to combine modern reliability and efficiency with a classic vintage look. The new owner might choose to undertake a repaint, but that would come down to individual taste. I quite like the way it looks now, and for me, it would be a case of leaving well enough alone. The price seems to be extremely competitive, so if you bought it, what would you do?

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  1. bobhess bobhessMember

    Couple of rubber lined clamps fastened to the fan shroud and that hose is good to go. Would make a great shop truck.

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  2. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    No early access today?

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  3. Davis

    Needs paint.

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  4. Dean

    Needs a blue oval

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  5. Pat LMember

    Truck is probably not so fast that it doesn’t require rear view mirrors on the doors.

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  6. Alex

    Muscle Truck from Roadkill?

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    • HoosMember

      Similar for sure…

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