Impressive 1986 Chevrolet K10 Restomod W/ Ls1 V8 Engine
The third generation C/K series truck line was debuted by Chevrolet in 1973 and continued until the 1987 model year. For its time in the truck industry, this new truck line had a groundbreaking appearance. The “Rounded-Line” branding applied to these third-generation trucks highlighted the pickup’s rounded features, which included the corners of the windshield, cab roof, sloped rounded doors, front fenders, and pickup box. In addition to improving aerodynamics and fuel efficiency over the prior design, this additional feature.
The “10” stands for a 1/2-ton capacity, and the “K series” designates 4-wheel drive vehicles. Everywhere you go, people will give you the thumbs up for having such a stunning and durable short-bed Chevy. This K 10 pickup, a magnificent 4-wheeler, is prepared to go or put on a show.
This 1986 K10 has just undergone a thorough restoration that included several additional additions. New fenders and door skins were installed after the body was removed from the frame, and then a smooth two-tone Red and White Slate paint was applied.
This truck is substantially enhanced by the addition of new pin striping, side body moldings, a billet grille, and wheel well trim. The gasoline tanks have been replaced, and all of the pollution control components have been taken out. The truck has a lot of new sheet metal on it, and the frame is in fantastic shape.
A recently rebuilt LS1 V8 with a black engine cover, PRC heads, MS3, Cam, and a constructed 4180 Circle D Convertor is located under the hood. It looks stock save from the open-sided chrome air cleaner, black valve covers, and black engine block paint. Components, wiring, and plumbing are all in working order; the engine bay is neat and orderly. A 10-bolt front and rear end and a 4L80E Transmission automatic transmission are connected to the LS motor. On the new LS Engine Swap, the odometer currently reads 2,453 miles.
A new custom interior made of tan leather with red stitching that complements the exterior paint job has been installed inside the cab. Roll-up window handles and stock trim are also part of the brown door trim. A softly coated brown dash with Dakota Digital instruments is framed by a handmade black 3-spoke Chevrolet steering wheel. Between the bucket seats is a unique console. A new A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, and pipes have made the air conditioning blow chilly.
The original push-button Delco® radio and slide-lever heating and ventilation controls are still in place. On the steering column, next to the transfer-case selector lever, is the shift lever for the 4-speed manual transmission. Fresh, brown carpeting that has not seen too much use covers the cabin flooring. The back window of the cab is solid. (To evaluate the truck’s interior surfaces’ superb condition, please refer to the close-up photography in the gallery.)
When viewed from below, the raised suspension parts shocks take center stage. No signs of suspension, chassis, or component damage are seen. It has been applied rust inhibitor. We expect and encourage in-person inspections in our Boyne City, Michigan showroom, even though the high-definition images and the brief 4k walk-around-and-startup film available on the Elite Restomods website exhibit this ’86 Chevrolet K10 in detail from every angle, including from below.
Since the Elite Restomods showroom is not accessible to the general public, please call to make an appointment in advance. And if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email at any time. There’s simply something about a pickup man, as the current country song says. It doesn’t matter if the next owner of this elevated, red, and white, short-bed ’86 Chevy K 10 is a man or a woman; they can count on that “something” to draw lots of admiration and serious respect for this one-of-a-kind K10.