1985 Chevy S-10 V8 355 Edelbrock Aluminum Head Roller Cam Moser Axle 4 Wheel Dis

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: S-10
  • Type: Short Bed
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 15
  • VIN: 1gcbs14e5f8163624
  • Color: Satin Black
  • Engine size: SBC 355 Aluminum Head Roller Cam
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic Turbo 400
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Radar Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet S-10 1985 Description

1985 S10 Truck Chevy V8 355 Aluminum Head Roller Motor


2700 lbs DRY WEIGHT - All Steel - Rust Free Survivor Body , Full Interior, Drag Radials, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

355 Chevy Small Block 4 Bolt Main with Edelbrock E-TECH Aluminum Heads

RPM Performer AIR GAP intake, Billet Holley Double Pumper, Jet Hot Coated Headers, Rolling Thunder Full Roller Cam, Roller Rockers, Forged Lunati Bottom End, Fully Built Turbo 400 with 3600 RPM Stall 9 inch Converter, Hurst Quarter Stick

MOSER Rear Axle Ford 8.8 Disc Brake with Chevy Bolt Pattern, 3.73 Gear Set - All Cal Trac Rear Suspension with Split Monos and Heim Joint Bars


This is a 1985 Chevy S10 Shortbed Street Rod. This year and body style is the lightest version of this truck of all the production runs. It is an original non air truck that was in true survivor condition before this build. It was a full frame off build and there are pictures of the project included on this page. There are not many surviving examples of these trucks these days despite the high production numbers, and very few in this condition

It weighs in at 2700 pounds dry and could be made even lighter with interior and other weight reductions. The engine is built around the Super Chevy Magazine "Danger Mouse" project build and should be 500 HP at the flywheel according to their build and Edelbrocks kit numbers - we have a chassis dyno session set up for the 18th of August and if the truck sells locally before that the buyer is welcome to that paid for session - we will upload video of that session when completed

The truck is street legal and can be used on the street or track or both. It launches perfectly straight and predictable - you can either overpower the tires all the way up or learn how to launch it for almost wheels up weight transfer traction. It foot breaks to about 2500, converter comes in all the way around 3500, and the shift light is set for 5500 - all of that happens very quickly with only a couple seconds in each gear (maybe less in first). It has excellent 4 wheel disc brakes and stops hard and steers and corners firmly with big 16 inch performance tires on the front and 275/16 M&H Dragmaster Drag Radials out back

It drives extremely well with all new suspension pieces and large 16 in wheels and tires and has plenty of power. It doesn't smoke or overheat - you can sit in traffic and it never gets past the 180s on the temp gauge - it is a very reliable driver and serious drag truck for not a lot of money. It has 3.73 gears so you are not killing the motor on the street and it has a suprising 60 foot time and quick top out in each gear with that ratio.

An important point - Most vehicles like this have gone through dozens of high school graduating classes and have been wrecked, painted and repainted numerous times over shoddy bodywork and in the hands of novice mechanics and abusive drivers over the last 32 years - not this one - this truck was professionally built by a talented team who did a complete frame off restoration and modification build and adult owned since completed - We have pictures of the truck before it was touched and it was definitely in survivor condition

The total cost to date is well over the sale price offered here - Anyone with a Summit or Jegs catalog can walk around this truck and easily add up over $25,000 grand worth of speed parts alone. The asking price is cheap compared to just the labor put in on this build - No matter what this sale is a give away - you could not build this car for what I am asking even if someone gave you a clean S10 to start with for free!

The truck is a turn key running, driving, licensed vehicle.


The engine is a fully built 355 Chevy that has build parameters that are pretty much exactly the same as the Super Chevy Magazine feature build titled "Danger Mouse" where they achieved 520 Horsepower with a normally aspirated non bottle fed 350. The engine is the same 4 bolt main GM block with the same Edelbrock E-Tech 170 Aluminum heads, Full Roller Cam and Valvetrain, Billet Holley Double Pumper on Edelbrock Air Gap intake as in the article with Jet Hot Coated Headers, Trans Go built Turbo 400 with 9 inch 3600 Stall converter - the list goes on and on

This truck has never been wrecked. All body lines are original and virtually untouched aside from prep and repaint - Use the pictures to determine straightness and condition - simply amazing for a 32 year old truck - even the inside of the bed is super clean

Use the pictures as reference on these comments and also get with me on the phone if you need further info - I have included many including under car shots and we will upload video of the Dyno session when completed to prove mechanical soundness and capability. Naturally you will have your own opinion on what it may need and that could be any where from just a few upgrades OR you could just drive it the way it is!

Too much to go into here - List of brand new and newer parts is about 700 items long - cash only firm buyer please no lookers - Please know what you buying here - buyer should have an understanding of this type of vehicle, how a stall converter works and what it is like to drive a car with one on the street and generally know what is up - I really don't have the time it will require to be explaining everything and giving lessons so please understand this before you reply

Have a look - it truly is a great vehicle - Please reply with a phone number for a response on specific details that would require a lengthy typed explanation


· 1985 Chevy S10 Shortbed - clean surviving truck
· 355 SBC 4 bolt main
· Edelbrock E-Tech 170 Aluminum Heads
· Rolling Thunder Full Roller Cam - see card specs below
· RPM Air Gap Intake
· Holley Billet Double Pumper- 4 corner idle
· Jet Hot Coated Headers
· Full Exhaust Flowmaster Mufflers
· MSD Distributor
· Braided Lines
· AutoMeter Monster Tach and Pro Comp Speedometer
· Shift Light
· All New Suspension Components - Front and Rear
· 15 Gallon Fuel Cell
· Grant Polished Billet Steering Wheel
· Roller Rockers
· Fully Balanced Forged Bottom End
· Painless Wiring - Fully Rewired
· Optima Battery

· Trans Go Built Turbo 400
· 3600 Stall 9 Inch Torque Converter
· Moser Built Narrowed 8.8 with Chevy bolt pattern 31 Spline Axles 3.73
· Cal Trac Rear Suspension with Split Monos & Heim Joint Bars
· Custom 3 1/2" Driveshaft with 1330 U-Joints - 850HP rated
· 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
· Full Frame Off Build - over 25K spent on parts alone
· Aluminum Radiator with Dual Electric Fans
· Transmission Cooler
· 130 GPH Fuel Pump
· M&H Dragmaster Drag Radials
· Brand New Gas Filled Drag Shocks
· Billet Grill
· Hurst Quarter Stick
· Summit White Face Oil, Water & Vacuum Gauges
· Stainless Steel Overflow Recovery Tank
· Can run on 93 Octane Pump Fuel
· All new seals, weatherstripping, rubber, etc.
· Clear Title - current registration - turn key ready


The pictures above indicate what a huge labor effort went into this build. Knowing what I know about this truck is safe to say that I will just keep it if my price is not met. Any offers below asking price will have to be negotiated as to what parts will be coming off the truck in order to acheive a lower sale price - In short, the "Buy it Now" is the sale price, and the "Make Offer" feature means some of the brand new parts will be coming off - you will have to bring your own to replace

For the most part this tuck is 100% top notch and ready to go. There are a couple things we are sorting out and some that the new owners may need to address. Minor drip from steering gearbox input shaft seal. We have the rebuild kit and are trying to get to it. Minor trans pan drip - it is an aluminum finned Trans Go pan and may just need tightening - it is not all wet underneath, just a drip when parked. Also it needs Polyurethane lower motor mounts - they were out of stock when the engine got dropped in so it is sitting on rubber lower mounts which is not correct in my opinion, nor would I like solid mounts. That one may be for the buyer to change out. The engine does not move around once warmed up, but with that heavy camming, until it warms up and reaches thermal equilibrium so you can hear the engine moving on the rubber mounts. The wiring is there for the wipers, blower motor and horn, but they are currently not hooked up

Other than these minor things it is well sorted out and seriously fast and solid

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This is cash only sale with an immediate downpayment due via Paypal at the end of the auction. If you are not capable of doing a cash deal you will need to contact the seller PRIOR TO BIDDING to arrange other terms. The hold period on any other form of payment will be lengthy - possibly 30-40 days, so the best solution for both the buyer and the seller is a cash transaction - this bike will not be released to a person showing up on the pickup day with a cashiers check under any circumstances so forget about even trying it

This is a highly modified collector / performance vehicle so this truck is offered "AS- IS, WHERE-IS", with no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to its condition, fitness for use or fitness for a particular purpose. Information in the description section does not insure or guarantee overall condition of the vehicle and is not intended to be comprehensive. All information provided is our understanding of the condition and history of the vehicle from what we have been able to determine through research and discovery. In no way can any positive proof or guarantee of this information be established, provided or proven by the seller or even a buyer for that matter - Based on this caveat, a purchaser or disappointed bidder shall have no recourse against the seller as this is a modified vintage collector vehicle being sold as is - The seller reserves the right to cancel any auction. The seller will not be held liable for any such cancellation and/or closure.

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