The guy who built this truck obviously had a flair for grand entrances. Show up anywhere with this 1966 Chevy C10 4x4 with its upgraded dually rolling stock, and people will notice, so even with the light blue paint, it''s hardly subtle. But it''s also beautifully crafted and finished to an exceptional standard, so this wasn''t just a guy who wanted to pound around in the dirt. No, this truck was built by either a crazy genius or an artist. Seriously, the finish on this big pickup is spectacular. The bodywork is professionally finished, and despite the substantial modifications that went on underneath, all the factory sheetmetal remains virtually unchanged. There''s a little fudging around the rear fenders to accommodate a pair of tires on each side, but otherwise, it''s a standard Chevy C10. The light blue paint is neither overbearing nor too pastel, striking just the right balance between flashy and classic, so this truck will catch people by surprise when they first see it-the cognitive dissonance will be practically audible. All the chrome is newly restored or replaced, and the bed has a bulletproof diamond-plate floor that''s been painted to match the body, so it''ll outlast us all, even if you do decide to actually haul stuff with it. All the weatherstripping is new, so it seals up well, and with halogen headlights up front, your path will be well-lit as you climb around in the mud. Or not, because this truck is just too darned pretty to get dirty like that. The interior is pretty laid back, too, with the original bench now wearing black leather, but otherwise keeping the upgrades low-key. A late-model column and steering wheel bolt right in, and a complete set of Auto Meter Ultra-Light instruments have been stuffed into a custom-made panel that replaces the original dash. The unique vents in the dash are for the air conditioning system, which includes a modern compressor under the hood, ready for you to simply finish the plumbing. Carpets on the floor control noise and heat, but their tight weave and nap make them easy to clean, so it''s still highly functional and not too delicate to work as intended. A modern AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo lives in the dash, powering speakers in the lower doors and in the kick panels. To get all that sheetmetal and hardware moving, there''s a 468 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood, dressed for show and tuned to run like a wild bull. Nothing unusual, just a built big block with an Edelbrock 4-barrel and intake, aluminum heads, long-tube headers, and supporting hardware that makes it fun and reliable in the rough stuff. A serpentine belt drive handles accessories while an electric fan on the big aluminum radiator up front is happy to crawl at low speeds all day. It''s linked to a TH400 3-speed automatic and a 2-speed transfer case that feeds heavy-duty axles from a late-model Chevy 3500 HD. The suspension lift was done right with brand-new equipment used throughout, and it sure looks like this truck was disassembled down to the molecular level before being restored and reassembled. And there''s nothing that makes an impact like those six giant 38.5x11-16 off-road tires on shiny Eagle wheels. If you''re the kind of guy who likes to kick the door open to start the party, here''s your ride. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the celebrity status it will award you. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.