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The Face of This 1971 Chevrolet C10 Is Not Its Own, Still Fails to Impress

The thing with custom cars and trucks is that the sky (and probably the budget) is the limit. Depending on what the plan is, you could go for a restoration, one full-custom process, or the mixing of elements from different machines for a unique build.
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The Chevrolet C10 we have here went for the mix approach. Although in birth a 1971 model year, it was gifted with the front end of a 1967. The differences are subtle, but they are there. The downside is that not even this little face swap didn’t manage to get someone interested enough in it.

The truck was listed last week for sale on Bring a Trailer, with a reserve that was not met. The highest sum someone was willing to pay for it was $19,250, and the fact that wasn’t enough means only one thing: the truck is still out there, and some of you might find it interesting enough for a future purchase.

So, what do we have here, apart of course from face change?

First, the body. Refinished in metallic orange sometime in 2008, it comes with shaved door handles, a lowered stance thanks to the suspension chosen, and staggered wheels (17-inch front and 18-inch rear), wrapped in BFGoodrich and Nitto tires.

Inside, the upholstery has been remade as well, and things like lap belts, hand-crank windows, and an Alpine stereo are featured. Since there are no door handles, access is achieved thanks to a remote keyless entry system.

As for the engine, we’re no longer talking about the original one. Its place was taken in the bay by a 383ci (6.3-liter) V8, worked through a three-speed automatic transmission. We are not being given the performance numbers for the powerplant, but the odometer shows just over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) – that, obviously, is not the real mileage of the entire rig.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.


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