1984 Chevrolet C10: Classic Hot Rod Look with Big Block Power
Light purple paint might not be your thing, but this big block Chevy C10 is surely a blast to drive.
While flipping through listings of Chevrolet pickups for sale on RacingJunk.com, we came across this customized flareside square body. This 1984 C10 is painted an unusual light purple that might not be everyone’s ideal color for a hot rod pickup, but the engine tucked under the aftermarket hood is exactly what most hot rod owners want. That is, of course, a big block V8, but this classic square body pickup is more than just a big engine.
Hot Rod Power
The starring feature of this 1984 Chevrolet C10 is the big block Chevy V8 under the hood. The displacement has been enlarged to a whopping 468 cubic inches and while there are no details on the engine, we can see that it has headers, MSD ignition, an Edelbrock air cleaner over an aluminum intake manifold and chrome Moroso valve covers. We would guess that this engine is pretty stout, especially compared to any stock 1984 C10 engine.
The power from that big block Chevy is sent to the rear wheels by means of a TH400 automatic transmission with a 3,200 stall, a 12-bolt rear differential and 4.10 gears. Moving the power from the gears to the ground is a set of New Vision chrome wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires.
Hot Rod Look
While the big engine under the hood likely makes this 1984 Chevrolet pickup a ton of fun to drive, the interior and exterior make it a proper hot rod show truck.
The majority of the exterior is painted light purple, including the front bumper, the rear roll pan and the door handles, but there is some trim around the windows, on the mirrors and, of course, on the custom horizontal-bar grille. You might not love the color choice, but there is no denying that this ’84 Chevy looks great on the outside.
The inside follows suit, with all of the exposed metal being painted the same purple as the exterior contrasting against the black dash, carpeting and door panels. The huge bench seat is wrapped in fresh upholstery, a large racing tachometer has been added to the dash and a custom steering wheel has replaced the original piece.
This truck would probably be a whole lot more desirable to a broader group of buyers if it was bright red or black, but this 1984 Chevrolet C10 packs big power for the driver and a unique look for onlookers. The seller is asking $13,500, but trades will be considered, so if you are looking for a sweet big block square body Chevy, you could be cruising in this beast next spring.