In the world of classic trucks, some gems simply stand out. So many great builds come through our shop but there are the ones that capture the true essence of automotive passion and dedication.

This month, we turn our spotlight onto a remarkable vehicle that not only boasts an impressive mechanical transformation – but also carries a unique story behind its restoration

The 1970 Chevy C10

This classic car is a true testament to the owner’s commitment to craftsmanship and the love of the open road.

Like most of us, the owner of this vintage beauty took upgrading matters into his own hands and started on a journey of restoring this vehicle to its glory while showcasing his mechanical prowess.

The heart of the C10 underwent a significant upgrade with an LS swap, featuring a 2013 motor. This not only modernized the truck’s performance but also added a touch of contemporary power to its classic appeal.

The journey didn’t stop there. Seeking perfection in every aspect of his beloved truck, the owner then entrusted our team here at Innovative Restorations to complete the finishing touches – paint and bodywork.

The result is a stunning exterior that seamlessly blends nostalgia with a fresh, eye-catching aesthetic.

One of the standout features of this 1970 Chevy C10 is its unique seating arrangement. 

Sporting coveted “buddy bucket seats,” a rarity in these classic trucks, the owner went to great lengths to secure them. After spotting a picture of the desired seats in a Delaware junkyard, he wasted no time in making arrangements. Calling the junkyard, he promptly paid for the seats and set out on a road trip the very next day to collect his prized possession.

The journey to acquire these seats turned out to be more eventful than anticipated. By the time the owner reached the junkyard, the seats had garnered significant attention, with calls pouring in from Texas to Florida. Despite the sudden surge in interest, he managed to strike a favorable deal, securing the seats that would add an extra layer of uniqueness to his truck.

Since the completion of this meticulous build, the owner has truly embraced the joy of driving. Clocking an impressive 15,000 miles, the 1970 Chevy C10 has ventured across the country, with road trips down south and even a notable appearance at the C10 Nationals. It’s not just a restored classic; it’s a rolling testament to the passion and dedication of its owner.

In the end, the 1970 Chevy C10 stands as a shining example of what happens when a labor of love meets mechanical expertise. It’s more than a vehicle; it’s a piece of history revived for the modern roads, capturing the hearts of enthusiasts with every mile it conquers.

Stay tuned for our next special feature coming soon!