The second-generation C/K needs no selling. In fact, you already know it’s attractive, timeless, and universally cool. In fact, one could argue that, since it’s a choice era of one of America’s most popular vehicles, it’s one of the best classics of all time. That said, falling for a handsome C Series is easy. For example, please read to learn more about the 1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner.
The difficult part is finding a unique, well-built truck that’ll keep you happy for years to come. However, this national award-winning, one-of-a-kind 1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner wrapping 6.2 liters of Chevrolet Performance LSA in top-notch customization and striking PPG pigment, is about as standout as it gets. So, if the pickup bug has bitten you, take a closer look at this killer bowtie!
WHEN METALWORK IS LIFE
Right at home cruising the strip, right at home being the marquee attraction at the show, and right at homeschooling competitors on the autocross course, this Chevy is the product of a professional, $500K build and possibly the most man-hours of metalwork than any other offering to come through our showroom. For example, after sourcing the project in late 2014, the truck’s builder, a hot rod shop owner, spent two years restoring it.
The truck’s cab’s massaged to perfection on a rotisserie. In addition, after hours of precise metalwork, a solid profile’s sealed to flush glass and aligned to a better-than-factory fit. PPG added red and charcoal stripes to a custom Subaru Desert Khaki 2-stage finish. It’s a world-class, eye-catching classic that’s sure to stun.
1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner
The subdued and classy lines of Chevrolet’s acclaimed Action Line trucks are early ’60s conservative. And because they’re so universal in appeal, they take to customization exceptionally well. A smoothed and narrowed bumper hangs a hand-fabricated splitter beneath new headlamps in smoothed bezels. A unique, mesh-filled grille leads to a steel hood. Moreover, the hood has flush pins and a carbon fiber heat extractor from a 2014 Camaro ZL1.
Behind that vent, a filled cowl plants stainless wipers between 1-piece side glass. Mustang mirrors and drip rails are carbon fiber-skinned. However, beneath that glass, a tidy profile incorporates serious side-exit exhaust between modern GM door handles and shaved pinch welds. A relocated bed, with approximately 40 hours of labor in sheet metal work alone. In addition, it incorporates widened wheel tubs amid a 4-inch raised floor and custom side panels. Shortened panels preserve the truck’s lines.
A massaged tailgate centers an internal latch between a custom stainless diffuser and a custom-fabricated carbon fiber wing. However, at the edges of that gate, one-off LED taillights to hide the truck’s relocated fuel filler.
1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner – BILLET “ZL1” TAILGATE BADGE?
Nobody car guy worth their salt will dispute the merit of anything with eight cylinders and General Motors pedigree! The General has a world-class economy and world-beating performance after over a century of global competitiveness. This 1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner’s top-notch restoration’s built around a 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LSA. Moreover, it’s part of GM’s award-winning Generation IV small-block program.
Based on the mill that powers the second-generation Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V, that stout V8 utilizes an aluminum block, a low-lift cam, modified heads, and 9 psi of Eaton boost to twist 556 horsepower into 551 lb./ft. of earth-moving torque. At the front of the engine, custom-fabricated ram air induction centers a reusable filter element over a GM serpentine drive, which spins lucid ancillaries around a tough Turn One steering pump.
Behind those ancillaries, a 1.9-liter supercharger wears a custom billet hat from C. Cook Enterprises, while relocated coil packs make way for custom, build-themed valve covers. Those cover shade quality MSD plug wires, which snake around coated Hedman Hedders. In front of those tubes, a big C&R radiator makes excellent use of dual electric puller fans.
Everything communicates well thanks to custom tuning that was conducted by Mitch Morrison’s Motorsports of Indianapolis, Indiana. Naturally, the hot engine has been set back in the truck’s chassis to improve handling. However, planted between custom wheel wells, a smoothed and bead-rolled firewall, and choice Ringbrothers hood supports with more ARP hardware topping things off, the big mill shows exceptionally well!
1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner – A TRUCK WINS GOODGUYS AUTOCROSS?
Park this 1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner on a lift and you’ll see where coveted red carpet flash transitions to serious Autocross-winning might. However, the buff LSA leads a smooth 4L85E 4-speed that was sourced directly from Chevrolet Performance. In addition, behind that gearbox, a custom aluminum driveshaft twists thrust to a proven Moser 9-inch, which spins a Wavetrac limited-slip differential around big, 3.70 gears.
That stellar drivetrain rides a full No Limit Engineering chassis. However, that chassis cages an independent front-half and 4-bar rear-clip in adjustable sway bars, a beefy Panhard bar, and electronically adjustable RideTech coil-over-shocks. Moreover, those coil-overs, featuring Normal, Sport, and Track modes that can be individually selected from the truck’s cab, compress behind Wilwood disc brakes. That system, wrapping 4 and 6-piston calipers around 14-inch rotors, points through Flaming River Road Race power rack-and-pinion steering.
Spent gases are managed by 3-inch stainless pipes, which are custom-routed through throaty Magnaflow mufflers. In addition, power pounds the pavement through custom-capped B-Forged wheels, which spin 295/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports in front of 335/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. However, as you would expect from a highly decorated, 6-figure custom, the bottom of this C10 is as well-finished as its top, with painted floors shading niceties like 12-point stainless fasteners and a big Rock Valley fuel tank.
THREADS FOR A WORLD-CLASS TRUCK
Open this Chevy’s tight-fitting doors and you’ll find a custom leather interior that was stretched by Steve Holcomb of Knoxville Tennessee’s Pro Auto Custom Interiors. For example, speaking of tight-fitting, those doors are retrofitted with modern latches to provide a solid shut you would expect in a modern GM vehicle. Heavily bolstered seats, sourced from a modern Pontiac, are threaded under quality Crow Enterprises harnesses.
In front of those mitts, a lightly massaged dash hangs Ferrari-inspired Classic Instruments telemetry behind custom billet accents. However, those accents play well with custom billet knobs and more ARP hardware, which front pushbutton start, Vintage Air climate control, and Kenwood touchscreen audio that’s capable of monitoring a backup camera. In addition, a custom console anchors a custom billet shifter at the front of a Cadillac shift plate and switches for the truck’s power windows.
Beneath the 1967 Chevy C-10 SEMA Award Winner console, tight Daytona Carpet floats color-keyed floor mats between billet foot pedals and a bolt-in roll bar that’s easily removable when not competing in autocross. However, at the edges of that carpet, custom door panels hang billet handles amid attractive trim that mimics the shape of the truck’s wheels. Moreover, in front of the driver, a slick Billet Specialties steering wheel laps a custom billet horn button.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
This Chevy is easily one of the most decorated classics in the history of restomods. In fact, here’s a list of the truck’s major awards:
- Goodguys 24th Lone Star Nationals Truck of the Year Finalist
- Detroit Speed Builder’s Choice
- GM Design Award SEMA
- Classic Instruments Trophy Dash Pro’s Pick
- Steel City Pick Finalist ISCA 56th Annual World of Wheels presented by Napa Auto Parts
- Best Street Machine, 1st in Class, ISCA 57th Annual KOI – Federated Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs
- 1st in Class, ISCA 58th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by Ray Skillman Auto Group
- Top 3 Ultimate Hot Rods, ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod, and Custom Show
- Classic Instruments Pick, ISCA 53rd Annual Carl Casper International Championship Auto Show
- Best Truck, 1st in Class, ISCA 65th Annual Meguiar’s Autorama Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts
- International Class Champion, ISCA 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Presented by South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep
- Ultimate 5, Pigeon Forge Rod Run
- Goolsby’s Builder’s Choice, Goodguys 3rd North Carolina National
- The showstopper, Atlanta Motorama
- Alloway’s Builder’s Choice, Goodguys 12th Nashville Nationals
- Top 10 Street Machine, Street Machine Autocross Winner, Goodguys 20th PPG Nationals
- Best of Show, C-10 Nationals
- Best of Show, Super Chevy Show Bristol
- Magnificent 7, Shades of the Past
- Hot Rods by Dean Builder’s Choice, Goodguys 20th Southwest Nationals
- Mountaineer Award (Best of Show), ISCA 41st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
While the C represents the two-wheel-drive trucks, the K designates the four-wheel-drive trucks. That being said, the C10 was the half-ton, two-wheel-drive truck, and the K10 was the half-ton, four-wheel-drive truck.
1960-1966. The Chevy C10 was the half-ton two-wheel-drive model within the C/K line of trucks. Originally available in a 6.5-footbed with a 115-inch wheelbase and an 8-foot bed with a 127-inch wheelbase, the C10 was a new truck for Chevrolet.
In total, you can expect real-world curb weights to vary from about 3,250 pounds for the lightest C-Series trucks, to 3,410 for small-block, long-bed trucks, to as much as 3,570 pounds for long-bed trucks with swapped-in big-block engines.
The 1972 Chevrolet C10 measures 200.50 inches in length and has a wheelbase of 115.00 inches.