Enthusiasts Chevy Dealer Keeping the Classic Pickup Look Alive With This Cheyenne Super 10 Build

18:11  12 december  2017
18:11  12 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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It seems we're plunging into something of a retro pickup truck craze, and frankly, we couldn't be happier. A few months ago, word spread that a dealership in Georgia was converting stripper F-150s into modern-day Ford SVT Lightnings with 650 horsepower. In November, GMC pulled the wraps off their disco-era Desert Fox concept. And now, a small Chevrolet dealer in Minnesota has resurrected the two-tone paint job, white steel wheels, and square body styling of the Cheyenne trim from the Seventies on a brand-new 2017 Chevy Silverado LT—and the result is just about perfect.

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Chevy Dealer Keeping the Classic Pickup Look Alive With This Cheyenne Super 10 Build . That two folks thought this worth a post shows that the dealership or whoever did that might be on to something.

Chevy Dealer Keeping the Classic Pickup Look Alive With This Cheyenne Super 10 Build . That two folks thought this worth a post shows that the dealership or whoever did that might be on to something.

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America's full-size trucks may not change all that much from year to year, but there's no question that we've come a long way in the decades since General Motors introduced the Cheyenne nameplate for its top-level Chevy trucks in 1971. Hell, all it takes is one look at the new Silverado Centennial Edition parked alongside its ancestor to see that. Those changes have brought comfort, safety, and capability, but it's been at the expense of a certain humbleness in both design and spirit that makes the old guard so appealing.

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Apparently, the crew over at Blake Greenfield Chevrolet Buick agrees, because they've just unveiled their take on a modern square-body truck. If you think modern trucks are overstyled, overcompensating beasts, you'll be amazed at how effectively a well-executed two-tone paint job brings the new Silverado LT back to basics. Throw in the old-school white steel wheels and white-lettered BFGoodrich tires, the retro Cheynne Super 10 badging, and a high-clearance front bumper, and it's just about the cleanest take on a retro rig we've seen yet. Nothing about it is overdone or excessive.

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That's not to say it's not comfortable. The Cheyenne Super was the top-shelf Chevy truck of its day, boasting options like interior woodgrain and (gasp) air conditioning, and the Blake Greenfield Chevrolet Buick version retains all the features of its Silverado LT base. And in response to what it describes as "overwhelming" national interest, the dealership has made plans to start building these conversions in earnest. Customers will be able to buy a new Cheyenne Super 10 off the lot, or bring in their current GM truck for an old-school makeover, but don't get too excited about the model in these photos—it's already been sold.

We often gripe about how the pickup market has gotten too luxurious and lost touch with its roots, but it's interesting that all it takes is some cosmetic changes to bring the Silverado right back to its roots. We've reached out to the dealership for more information about the inspiration behind the project and pricing details, and we'll update if we hear back.

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