Red and Low! That’s how Nick Germano’s 1968 Chevy C10 rides. The truck took inspiration from a ’69 Camaro and every inch of the body was changed for a radical, sleek appearance. The fenders, bed sides, roof, bed, tailgate, under the hood – no panel was left untouched before Jamie Bridgemon sprayed the blistering PPG Toner Red topcoat.

The truck was initially started by Clint Petree at Nick’s old shop where Bob Grant did all the metal work. It was featured in bare metal on the cover of Sport Truck in 2002, and Nick got it later on down the line as a rolling shell. It was finally finished for the 2016 SEMA Show and the results are spectacular.

The truck sits on a custom frame by Outkast Kustoms with a Choppin Block front suspension and an Anthony Silva-made 6-link with RideTech Shockwaves and a Currie rearend. Big 16-inch Wilwood discs back the 22-inch Intro Magnum wheels, shod in sticky Pirelli P-Zeros.

1968 Chevy C10, Goodguys Truck of the Year Late Finalist, Goodguys

Power is a 6.2L Chevy LS3 with WARR induction, Holley ignition and Scott’s Hot Rods valve covers. A custom Be-Cool radiator keeps temps down and a 4L80E by Grant and Dan’s Transmission Service keeps things moving forward.

1968 Chevy C10, Goodguys Truck of the Year Late Finalist, Goodguys

Inside, a flowing one-off dash holds Dakota Digital gauges and a Forever Sharp steering wheel with a Master Shift paddle shifter assembly. King Kustom Kovers trimmed the sporty Tea’s Design seats and matching door panels in European leather and suede. A custom center console and engine-turned inserts finish things off in style.

The ingredients were enough to make Germano’s hot hauler a finalist for the Goodguys 2017 LMC Truck of the Year Late award, and we’re sure the rest of the competitors were feeling the heat all year long.

1968 Chevy C10, Goodguys Truck of the Year Late Finalist, Goodguys

Photography by Mike Harrington