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[VIDEO] Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

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The latest installment of Jay Leno’s Garage features Jay Leno driving a vehicle that is quite the departure from his usual cast of cars, like the Challenger SRT Hellcat he took on earlier this month. In this episode (below), Jay Leno drives a 1967 Chevy C10 restomod—yes, a truck!—completed by Holley Performance Products. (While Holley Performance Products started out over 100 years ago manufacturing carburetors, the company now even delves into fuel injection systems.)

Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

Jay Leno drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

Joining Leno in his test drive is the President and CEO of Holley, Tom Tomlinson.


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Despite some unnecessary discussion about Leno’s wardrobe, the episode is absolutely fantastic. Leno has a knack for really getting the most interesting facts out of a car in a way that many other reviewers do not, so the rare truck analysis is a true gift to pickup gearheads across the country.

Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

Tomlinson and Leno look under the hood.

The mint green C10 restomod sees mostly mechanical upgrades, which includes a Chevy LS3 V8 engine (like you’d expect from a Corvette) under the hood, paired with a six-speed Tremec T56 manual gearbox, complete with a Hurst shifter. Tomlinson believes that the ’67 C10, which he calls a “rolling showcase” for the company’s products, likely sends about 500 horsepower to the rear wheels.

The 1967 Chevy C10 restomod also boasts period-styled wheels and a lower suspension, and the fuel tank has been moved to the back. (Before, of course, it had been under the seat, because who needs safety?)

Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

Behind the wheel

Tomlinson and Leno discuss the ’67 Chevy C10 in greater detail in the video below. Check it out:

Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod


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