The Golden Era: Transforming a Legendary ’68 C10 into a Modern Masterpiece
In the heart of American automotive history, where golden dreams collide with open roads, a legend emerged with the '68 Chevy C10 CST Gold Anniversary Edition. This stunning truck, adorned in shimmering gold paint, became the epitome of Chevrolet's 50th-year celebration in crafting trucks that echoed the spirit of an era.
Now, enter the world of Randy Bynum, a connoisseur of classic rides, and check out how he transformed this already esteemed gem into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that ignites the flames of passion for any discerning truck enthusiast that sees it. Randy's journey with this iconic truck began when he struck a deal with Gary Brown, who had acquired it at a Mecum auction seven years ago. Gary had made a few modifications, but Randy saw the potential for further enhancements.
This '68 C10 isn't just any truck. Beneath the hood roars a small-block Chevy engine that was punched out to 410 cubic inches, and features Dart Machinery heads, an Edelbrock dual plane intake manifold and a Holley 750cfm carburetor. Behind it is a 700R4 transmission and narrowed Moser 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears that ensure a thrilling ride on the open road.
Though simple, the truck's body plays host to a number of custom tweaks. Note the shaved fuel door and covered stake pockets in the bed, both complemented by wider rear wheel tubs. The gold paint, specific to Chevrolet's 50th-anniversary celebration, indicates the rarity of the model. Modified and tucked bumpers add a touch of restomod appeal.
Cornering and Grip
To guarantee superior performance and a smooth ride, Randy invested in Ridetech coil-over suspension. Complimenting the new stance is a set of 18x8 and 20x10 American Racing Torq Thrust wheels, wrapped in 245/45ZR18 and 295/40ZR20 Nitto NT555 G2 tires. These ultra high performance tires provide excellent grip and handling, and are ideal for a truck like Randy's, ensuring the best driving experience.
Inside the cab, the truck's high-end charm is continued. A TMI Products seat and interior kit, featuring tan leather upholstery, elevated the interior to a luxurious level. A '68 Camaro steering column and steering wheel coupled with Dakota Digital gauges add to easy drivability of the truck. A Pioneer head unit provides audio entertainment whenever he decides to go for a cruise.
The Legacy Continues
As Randy Bynum enjoys his truck out on the open roads, each rev of the engine echoes not just the power within but the heart and soul he poured into this automotive masterpiece. With every mile traveled, Randy keeps alive the spirit of a bygone era, leaving a lasting mark on the asphalt and the hearts of fellow enthusiasts. This golden legacy, once a symbol of Chevrolet's enduring craftsmanship, now shines brighter under Randy's care, a testament to the timeless bond between a person and their truck, embodying the spirit of classic auto enthusiasts who turn dreams into reality with every ride.
Golden Era '68 Chevy C10 Hard Facts
|1968 Chevy C10 CST Gold Anniversary Edition
|410ci Chevy Small Block Engine, Comp Cams camshaft, Dart cylinder heads, Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley 750cfm carburetor, custom exhaust with Borla Mufflers, 16-gallon steel tank
|700R4 transmission, narrowed Moser 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears
|Ridetech front and rear coil-over suspension, disc brake conversion
|50th Anniversary gold and white paint, shaved firewall, mirrors, fuel door and stake pockets, widened rear wheels tubs, modified and tucked bumpers
|18x8 and 20x10 American Racing Torq Thrust
|Nitto NT555 G2 245/45ZR18 and 295/40ZR20
|TMI Products seats and interior in tan leather, ’68 Camaro steering column and wheel, Dakota Digital gauges, Pioneer stereo