Georgia’s Gary Brown has devoted his life to all things automotive. A car enthusiast who has been a collector, Chevrolet dealer, and even a professional NHRA drag racer, he knew who to turn to when he wanted his dream truck. That builder was Mike Goldman Customs of Meridian, Mississippi. Brown spent the better part of two years building his dream truck, a 1957 Chevy, which turned out blending together elements of a classic truck, a Corvette and plenty of modern performance.
The truck sits right, looks right, sounds right and drives right. It’s truly a modern masterpiece finished in smooth, deep black, and it was an easy winner of the Goodguys 2014 LMC Truck Parts Truck of the Year award.
The truck’s body was altered with shaved drip rails, rounded corners, and custom belly pans. The bumpers were hand built and the tailgate and bed were heavily massaged. It rides on a modified Roadster Shop chassis with a DSE-pump assisted power rack and pinion, RS front suspension, and a chromed independent rear Kugel assembly. Six-piston Wilwood calipers and 14-inch discs were added behind the 20 and 22-inch Schott Velocity wheels, and the entire chassis and body was worked slick and show painted. The redline tires are from Diamond Back Classics.
Power is an all-aluminum ZL1 454, number 39 of only 200 produced. It’s fed with an Imagine injection system and was ground smooth and satin finished by Jeff Smith. It’s backed with a Richmond five-speed.
The interior features a modified 1967 Corvette dash with Classic Instruments gauges that was stretched in the middle to fit the cab. The seats, shifter and steering wheel are also from a ’67 Corvette. The truck was taken to Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop for the flawless red leather interior.
Brown’s Chevy truck seamlessly blends vintage iron with new millennium parts, components and technology.
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