It's like mom used to say:
Don't judge a truck by its cover … or something like that.
But in the case of this glossy red pickup truck, a 1957 Chevy Napco rebuilt by hand at Idaho's Legacy Classic Trucks, we invite you to judge away. Because it's every bit as good inside as out.
After restoring the body of the ‘57 Napco to mint condition and outfitting the interior with leather, the shop dropped a new LS327 small block engine from a Chevy Corvette under the hood to give it an output of up to 430 HP and a top speed of 120 MPH. And while the engine is clearly the star of the revamp, the truck’s five-speed manual transmission, Atlas transfer case, power disc brakes and C7 Stingray exhaust system aren’t too shabby.
“The Legacy Napco delivers sports car performance and massive utility in an iconic package that others simply cannot touch," according to Legacy. “It is sorted and well thought out, delivering attainable performance that you can drive everyday.”
That is, of course, if you can afford this particular model’s $182,000 starting price.
Should you miss out, contact Legacy Classic and see if they’ll build you a substitute.