Sunday, August 23, 2015

Steve McQueen's Chevy Baja Truck


The builder of this truck was Vic Hickey, a prominent figure in Baja Motorsports. It is noted to be Chevrolet's first full-size 4x4 Baja 1000 truck, and it's comprised of a C10 chassis with a C30 one-ton cab and a 400 Turbo transmission. It debuted in the 1968 Baja 100 and raced in the 1969 Las Vegas Mint 400 and the 1970 Baja 500, winning Riverside in 1970. In 1970 McQueen bought a bunch of racing cars from GM, and this was one of them. The stickers are now repro, but the patina'd paint on it is original, and the truck features a number of period improvements as well as updates done along the way. The seats are Corvette buckets and the tires Goodyear R3 A/T tires on 16" wheels. Under the hood is a rebuilt 350 with a Quadrajet. Via :

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