More great stuff is happening under the hood, where you’ll find a freshly rebuilt, and built, 327 cubic inch small block V8. The engine bay is very clean and well-finished, with body-colored inner fenders flanking a Chevy Orange engine block. With an .030 overbore, flat-top pistons, a race cam, and double-hump heads, it’s got the right hardware in a combination that was perfected decades ago. It’s got that awesome lumpy idle and thanks to long-tube headers and a pair of Flowmaster mufflers, the soundtrack is racy, not trucky like you’d expect. The TH350 3-speed automatic is fitted with a 3000 RPM stall torque converter, and with 3.73 gears in the 12-bolt, this is one pickup that’s shockingly quick off the line. We are told the transmission was rebuilt along with the engine about 1500 miles ago, so it’s ready to enjoy, and the truck’s suspension doesn’t seem to mind the extra power. However, you will appreciate the oversized radials on trick polished aluminum wheels, which not only look great but help plant all that power.

Concord, North Carolina, United States