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Jay Leno doesn't seem like a pickup truck kind of guy. Sure, he may have some appreciation for practically every vehicle on the road, but surely he cares more for some of them a little more than others. Trucks just don't appear to be in his wheelhouse. Still, there's an exception to every rule, and this week he welcomes in the CEO of Holley Performance Products to highlight the company's restomodded 1967 Chevrolet C10 in Jay Leno's Garage.

Holley forgoes the big wheels, tons of chrome, huge engine path of modding in favor of a more subdued approach that focuses on mechanical upgrades. Under that mint green hood is a Chevy LS3 V8 mated to a six-speed Tremec T56 manual transmission with a Hurst shifter. The engine bay keeps the vintage styling too with a Holley self-tuning fuel injection system and coil pack covers – Jay describes the mill as looking like a "little block that thinks it's a big block." All told, the company thinks the truck is sending about 500 horsepower to the rear wheels.

Outside of the new engine, the C10 also gets a lowered suspension, wood-lined bed and modestly larger wheels with period styling. That green paint is original, too. Of course, looks are only half the equation for any restored vehicle, and Jay proves that with two big burnouts in this restomodded pickup. Check out this video of Leno happily going out of his comfort zone.

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      • 7 Months Ago

      So it's a port injection system...thank god.  I was worried they'd shoved their TBI system onto an LS.

      Shadrach Miller
      • 7 Months Ago

      Absolutely my favorite generation of any truck and they did a beautiful job with this one. Kudos to the CEO being a real car guy and doing a burnout.

      • 7 Months Ago

      Nice wheels!

      Len Simpson
      • 7 Months Ago

      In my day, there was always at least one bag of cement riding against the tailgate. Some guys replaced the spare w/a bag of scrap iron. Radial tires         

      were yet to come. traction was a problem

      • 7 Months Ago

      Love that shifter and those wheels