1969 Chevy C10 Shreds Tires With LT5 V8

Nov 11, 2022 1 min read
1969 Chevy C10 Shreds Tires With LT5 V8

Who would have thought that such a utilitarian vehicle could be so fast?

It was the summer of ‘69, a song we all know and love for one reason or another. The wind flowing through your hair, the sound of a roaring V8 in your ears, and a tingling feeling running up your leg from the gas pedal. As you imagine yourself behind the wheel, what exactly are you driving? If you’re anything like the enthusiast responsible for this automobile, then it may be one of America’s most iconic small pickup trucks, the 1969 Chevrolet C10.

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The only catch is that this truck is highly modified compared to its stock counterparts. Of course, it’s called an upgrade for a reason and this C10 embodies that perfectly. One such price of work that has certainly improved the truck's capabilities over the years is the LT5 engine that sits under the hood. Not only is this a pretty feisty V8 engine but it’s also supercharged which helps the motor put out as much power as possible.

In total, this adds up to a whopping 755 horsepower which is absolutely mind boggling for any vehicle let alone a lightweight truck from the ‘60s. While that 6.2-liter powerhouse is quite an astonishing piece of engineering, the gearbox is an equally important part of the equation. That’s exactly why the truck is supported via a 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission which is known for its strength. Overall, this is a stunning truck fit for any high speed driving or racing situations and the enthusiast behind the wheel is a mad genius for sure.

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