Britain’s fastest Pick-up goes on sale

Want a pickup that is faster than the Bugatti Veyron? Then read on...

It reaches 60mph in 1.3 seconds and can hit 124mph in just 5.6 seconds…and is a 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck.

The truck, deemed Britain’s fastest pickup truck, has been fitted with a 7-litre V8 engine and built-in nitrous oxide kit, giving it 900bhp and has a top speed of over 150mph and goes on sale at Classic Car Auctions in April.

While the truck has been modified, it’s completely road legal and has done many a journey in its time. It has a full roll cage, runs on standard petrol and has heating and electric windows for that little bit of luxury.

The owner of the vehicle has had the pickup for 24 years and has spent over £85,000 in modifications and keeping it in good shape. This Chevrolet S10 has been on the race scene for a while and is known at venues such as Santa Pod.

Britain's Fastest Pickup
Source: Pistonheads.com

While the owner might have invested £85,000 in the car, it’s only expected to go for between £30,000 and £35,000 at the Classic Car Auctions. Don’t worry, though, the current owner will provide full documentation and history should you choose to bid.

In case the title ‘Britain’s fastest pickup’ isn’t enough to tempt you to bid on it, maybe some speed comparisons will. The vehicle is almost twice as fast as the Porsche 918 Spyder and a Bugatti Veyron can do 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds. The new McLaren 720S reaches the same speed in 2.8 seconds.

The car will be put up for auction in the Practical Classic Show Sale at the NEC in Birmingham on April 1st and 2nd at the Practical Classic Car & Restoration Show. The auction is a closed event, so for more information, you can read up on it here.

Classic car specialist Simon Langsdale told Parkers “Wow, what a machine this is. We’ve never auctioned anything like this before so it’s fantastic to include it as part of our biggest ever auction. It really is a unique piece of kit, especially as it is street legal and can be driven on the road”

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