Bagged 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Custom Show Truck
Rarely do vehicles we sell come out so lopsided in favor of the buyer, but the truth is, you couldn’t duplicate this 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Custom Show Truck with a budget even close to the asking price. For one, it was just finished and only has a scant 55 miles on the build. Secondly, it’s jam-packed with the best-of-the-best in performance and mini-truck components and accessories. And lastly, the tricked-out bodywork and wild paint job alone is worth its weight in gold, showing off an expert’s touch that practically demands a trophy every time it pulls up to a competition. Mini-trucks are quickly becoming one of the most popular sectors of the collector car game, with these trucks earning their rightful place amongst the elite in the motoring world, but they don’t get much better than this.
Mini-trucks are a booming segment of the hobby and bring a reasonable price of admission with lots of bang for your buck. However, the flip side is that finding an amazingly clean, professionally built truck that hasn’t been worked to within an inch of its life can be challenging. Chevy S-10s in particular were often road hard through the years, but with this truck’s show-ready presence you can rest assured it never fell victim to the trappings of hard labor. Even if it had, it’s since been reworked so extensively, down to its very DNA, and then built back up again with every nut-and-bolt attend to and turned up to ’11’. The styling is a mix of new-school and old-school, with a modern body covered in a contemporary Metallic Blue paint scheme (from the Ford Edge color chart) and squatting atop some of the very best air-ride suspension components from Slammed Specialists. Old-school features include the slashing airbrush work buried under the clearcoat that brilliantly enhances the paint job, a mini-tub style rear end setup inside the bed, and the imposing, Enderle-style dual-scoop air cleaner jutting out from the hood. These were all wise choices that went into the build of this show truck, with a respect toward tradition and an eye into the future, meaning this slammed Chevy will never look dated. All the work was done to a very high standard, with a laser straight body, suicide doors, shaved door handles, a smoothed tailgate and integrated roll pan assembly out back, and that wild interior of the bed with its custom tubbed/arched area that makes room for the tricked-out suspension underneath. Everything fits together with exacting precision, almost as it was all factory-set, and because the build was so recently completed in April 2022 and only has a miniscule 55 break-in miles on the clock, it’s all extremely fresh. There are no imperfections to speak of, other than maybe a minute light surface scratch or minor haze left over from rubbing on it with a microfiber towel a little too long, but almost nothing that can be seen with the naked eye. Trust us when we call this a show truck because that’s exactly what it is.
A truck this dramatic on the outside needs to be special inside, and this custom cab doesn’t disappoint. Supple, black leather hides were stitched up for the bucket seats, door panels, and custom center console, and with brightly colored accents providing sharp contrast all the soft stuff really pops. The dash was reworked, smoothed, and then painted to match the exterior, and if you haven’t noticed already, the air-brushed work extends out into the door jambs to connect with the outside of the truck. A set of Dolphin gauges were installed ahead of the driver to keep a comprehensive look on the upgraded 350, while a billet steering wheel was mounted atop a polished tilt column at the helm. There’s a chrome shifter a short reach away inside that center console, and it manages the upgraded 700R4 automatic and is joined by a set of cup holders, controls for the air-ride suspension, and a Rockford-Fosgate multi-media unit that powers the stereo system that includes a trio of upgraded speakers in each door, and a neatly trimmed enclosure behind the seats filled with subwoofers and amplifiers. And yes, it sounds every bit as good as it looks. The entire cabin was fully insulated and lined with plush carpets and a taut headliner above, and the power windows and remote door openers round out the options list.
Following the sizzling paint and eyeball-popping interior, you’d think the drivetrain would take a backseat. But you’d be wrong, because the thundering 350 V8 under the hood is the star of the show. The presentation is exquisite, with polished valve covers, Summit heads, a Weiand air-gap intake, a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor, ceramic-coated long-tube headers, and that big ‘bird-catcher’ air cleaner all adorning the super-clean small block. The engine bay is also a thing of beauty, with beautifully painted inner fenders and a smoothed firewall that continues the custom air brush work that encircles the entire truck, inside-and-out. All the accessories are bright and polished as well, including the power brake and power steering systems, the full serpentine belt system, alternator, and the big aluminum radiator up front that keeps the whole show nice and cool. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission powers a narrow 10-bolt rear end, and the incredible (and fully adjustable) stance looks cool without an abusive ride thanks to high-end specs from Slam Specialties. It’s nicely presented underneath, albeit not exactly for show, and the throaty dual exhaust system certainly commands attention with its killer soundtrack. Flashy 20-inch chrome wheels carry low-profile performance rubber all-around, and regardless of what stance you choose, this S-10 looks absolutely wicked.
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States