A 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck with over 900bhp will be going under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale at the Practical Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham on First and Second April, approximated at between ₤ 30,000 ($36,475) and ₤ 35,000 ($42,555).
The classic American pick-up truck homes a freshly constructed 7.0 ltr ‘Big Block’ Chevrolet V8 engine connected to a rebuilt TH400 Andy Frost manual transmission, implying the truck creates 640hp naturally aspirated, more than any basic factory constructed pick up on sale at present. With the addition of a Nitrous Oxide package, the truck can produce more than 900bhp, much like a McLaren P1.
These adjustments mean that the truck has been evaluated and documented to take a trip from 0 to 60mph in a fantastic 1.3 seconds, 0 to 124ph in 5.6 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 150mph.
Completely road legal and driven frequently on the road throughout these years, the truck features a complete roll cage with added security functions and even creature comforts like heating and electric windows, suggesting it can be used for trips to the stores! It even operates on basic gas, with the present owner refuelling it at the filling station just around the corner from his residence.
A popular racer, the truck is extremely popular on the drag racing scene, having been raced for 10 years at tracks such as Santa Pod.
Speaking before the sale of the pick-up, classic car professional at CCA, Simon Langsdale stated: “Wow, what a machine this is. We’ve never auctioned anything like this before so it’s great to include it as part of our biggest ever auction. It actually is an unique piece of package, specifically as it is street legal and can be driven on the road.”
The existing owner has owned the Chevrolet S10 for the last 24 years, investing an incredible ₤ 85,000 ($103,348) on the automobile over that time, enhancing and fettling the truck and maintaining it regardless of expense. There is lots of history and paperwork accompanying the truck, with receipts for the work carried out and old MoT records, as well as the existing MoT legitimate until November 2017.
“The truck has been well taken care of, for many years and the owner has even used it to drive to London for weekends! Now is the time for a new owner to enjoy this remarkable automobile”, added Simon.