This is not subtle, not understated; but we like the swap. Can it be saved?
The engine is a Corvette-sourced 350, though we’re not sure of the generation. A Paxton supercharger was added for good measure and the seller claims 400HP. Regardless of actual output, that should be a big upgrade vs. the 160HP 4.3L V6, which was standard in 1990.
Given the interior was treated to way too much yellow, we think this only has potential if it stays close to $5K, as we’d want to paint it and reupholster. If, however, you like yellow, this may have more value to you.
The body has been converted to panel delivery, which is interesting, and it looks like a speaker panel (or box?) has replaced the back seat. We’d make different decisions there, too, as this isn’t IASCA in 1991. That being said, the seller indicates that the stereo is “optional and extra”, so there’s hope.
Our biggest concern is that the images are all taken in a garage. Does this truck actually move under its own power? Claimed mileage is 64K, but we don’t know if that’s the truck (likely) or the engine.
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Graphics don’t ooze taste or subtlety anymore than the color; but the panel delivery conversion is pretty cool.
Here’s the name inspiration. Most will agree, some using the literal interpretation, and others the street version.
Obligatory Corvette-inspired “roll pan” with tail lights is present, as one would assume. After all, this is a modified GM truck product from the 90s.
350 badge is pretty cool.
The overdone yellow theme carries over into the interior, unfortunately.
How ’bout them speakers?
And them speakers? It’s strange that unfinished particle board is present here, given all the yellow elsewhere in the interior.
Small block Chevy swaps are fairly common in these S10 Blazer and this looks pretty well done.
Here’s the small Paxton supercharger.
1990 S10 Blazer, Custom corvette yellow imron paint, Custom Corvette Roll Pan.
Custom Corvette engine, Supercharged 5.7l 350, 400hp. March pulley set, Billet brackets and accessories. Custom sewn seats and interior, All new parts, no rust, stored in heated garage.
Over $30,000 invested. Built 700R4 good to 1200hp. Stereo optional and extra.