Moving big loads takes big power, and the 390 cubic inch V8 definitely delivers. It’s not pretty, but it runs great, starting easily and pulling with big block torque from low RPM. Aside from the chrome dress-up, it’s also been enhanced with an Edelbrock carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, plus a set of long-tube headers, so it’s got very sharp throttle response and plenty of power. Heavy-duty upgrades that were part of the Camper Special package include a giant radiator, a power steering cooler, and a transmission cooler, all designed for a long, healthy life. Underneath, there’s a C6 3-speed automatic transmission, new U-joints, and a beefy rear end that looks big enough to be under a dump truck. Inside, there are 4.56 gears, so the truck feels snappy around town and doesn’t even flinch when pulling the big loads. Recent alloy wheels with charcoal gray centers look fantastic and are fitted with new Hankook radials all around.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States