Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Classic Chevy Truck is Stunning

By -

Stone Cold Steve Austin 1966 Chevy C10

After acquiring antique C10 earlier this year, wrestling legend had 1966 gem made into a winner worthy of a Championship Belt.

When “Stunning” Steve Austin was one of the baddest “sumbiches” in the WCW and WWF, he was frequently depicted driving pickups, so it comes as little surprise that “Stone Cold” owns a pretty sweet 1966 Chevy C10. He acquired the truck earlier this year in pretty good shape, but it needed some love after sitting for a few years. Since then, Austin has shined up the exterior and performed some minor maintenance himself, before sending the truck to a shop for a handful of upgrades.

Along the way, he has offered followers on Instagram and Twitter a look at the truck at each step of the process, with the newest pictures showing a classic Chevy pickup that is ready to hit the road in route to Cars and Coffee.

New Addition

Back in February 11, Austin posted the pictures below of his new-to-him 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup. When he first introduced it to his 3.3-million Instagram followers, he simply said “New addition to the Austin family. 1966 #chevy #c10 #truck.” As you can see, the first two pictures shared showed the front end and the passenger’s side.

Stone Cold Steve Austin 1966 Chevy C10

Less than a month later, on March 6, Austin shared a few more pictures of the antique Chevy pickup in the rain, along with the first shot of the interior with the unique dash board.

Stone Cold Steve Austin 1966 Chevy C10

“Raining cats and dogs in Nevada. But the 1966 C10 is getting cleaned up today. The truck has been sitting for a few years. Gonna change belts, hoses, fluids, re-jet carb, and get lights, blinkers, and horn operational. Get some new tires and go through brakes. Front dash is from a 1959 Impala.”

Two days later, Stone Cold shared two more pictures of the truck, coining it “Ol’ Blue”. In these pictures (at the top of this piece), the chrome front bumper has been shined up, removing the blemishes seen in the first pictures, while the rest of the truck was looking like it had been well-detailed.

Off to the Shop

On March 30, Austin shared a picture of his 1966 Chevy loaded onto a trailer, explaining that it was headed off for some work. He also provided a nice plug for his shipper.

Stone Cold Steve Austin 1966 Chevy C10

“Getting some work done on ‘Ol Blue. Thanks to Cliff @cliffyc_nv for getting my truck transported. Cliff handles all my transport needs and is reliable as they come. He is back and forth to the Reno-Los Angeles area on a frequent basis, and also up and down the East Coast a lot. If you got it, Cliff can transport it. AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.”

Stone Cold Steve Austin 1966 Chevy C10

Finally, this past weekend, Austin shared the most recent pictures of his classic C10, announcing that Ol’ Blue was back from the shop, looking and running better than ever. These newest pictures also show the engine, which looks to be a fairly mild small block with an aluminum intake manifold and a set of headers.

“The return of ‘OL BLUE!

Got some work done on ‘Ol Blue by @natesprecision in Sparks, NV. Nate got me tuned up, wired up, dialed in, and leveled out. Now street legal and running like a champ. Big thanks to @cliffyc_nv at MENACE MOTORTRANSPORT from Reno, NV. If you got it-he can haul it. Bottom line. ‘Ol Blue video coming soon.”

That video isn’t available yet, but we are looking forward to seeing Stone Cold Steve Austin’s classic Chevy C10 in action.

Join Chevrolet Forum now!

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

Comments ()