The 350 cubic-inch small-block V8 looks terrific as the fresh block paint radiates from within the dark engine bay. Plus, the wires, belts, hoses, and other components look fresh – exactly the kind of maintenance you want in a classic pickup. And this V8 is powerful, too. It has a Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor, Weiand hi-rise aluminum intake, and headers that feed the sweet-sounding dual exhaust. Out on the road, this one has the right driving features you want, including the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, front disc brakes, and the grip of modern street tires. Plus, with a thick sway bar up front and the C10’s desirable trailing arm suspension in the rear, this makes for quite a comfortable all-day cruiser.

Lutz, Florida, United States