If you''re looking for a slick custom with an eyeball-searing paint job, V8 power, and a gnarly stance, perhaps this 1989 Chevy C1500 pickup would fit the bill. Professionally built and full of cool tricks, this is an affordable (and practical) way to have some hot-rod fun without the hassle of building your own. Paint anything this big bright red and you''re going to stand out in a crowd. Fortunately, the work is tasteful and well-executed, using the tried-and-true custom tricks that make these trucks among the most popular with street truck enthusiasts. A cowl-induction hood, sport mirrors, custom taillights, and a smooth rear roll pan all give the once-common pickup a very uncommon and very attractive look. A chrome 1995 grille adds a splash of brightwork on the otherwise monochromatic machine, and with that lowered stance, nobody will mistake this for a parts hauler. However, thanks to the 6-foot bed, it''ll carry just about anything you can throw at it, although you might think twice simply because the paint in there is pretty dang nice. You''ll also note that the tailgate handle has been relocated, the glass has a modest tint, and HID headlights make for a fresh look at night. They did a full makeover on the interior, which was already one of Chevy''s better work spaces. New gray and red leather on the bucket seats ties it together with the exterior quite well, and while it''s definitely custom, it''s not so over-the-top that you won''t want to drive it every day. A center console and armrests make this truck feel more like a luxury cruiser and it''s loaded with options like power seats, windows, and locks, as well as A/C. The dash remains completely stock and trades the original two-piece stereo head unit/cassette deck for a modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system in the center. To be honest, the overall workmanship in this truck is quite impressive, particularly the upholstery and door panels, which is a hallmark of all great customs. To keep it reliable and fun, a fresh 350 cubic inch V8 went into the engine bay, topped by the original throttle-body fuel injection system so it starts and runs just like the factory intended. More bright red paint makes for a fine background for the nicely detailed engine, which looks OEM and extremely clean. A chrome air cleaner lid adds some sparkle, but the fact that someone obviously spent a lot of time just cleaning and maintaining the engine as the factory built it is impressive. It''s backed by a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and the original rear end, with lowering accomplished with spindles and springs up front and lowering blocks out back, giving it that street rake that looks right. A newer Flowmaster exhaust system uses a single muffler but dual outlets with Camaro tips centered under the roll pan. Flashy 22-inch Fuzion wheels are enormous, but look well-proportioned on the full-sized pickup and are protected by 265/35/22 hoops from Nexen. This slick Chevy uses all the tricks to make a big impact, but none of them detract from its user-friendly nature. If you''d like a practical hauler you can drive every day but will still attract attention and trophies, this is an awesome choice. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.