How Do You Commemorate 25 Years of Truly Inspired Service for Classic and Collector Car Enthusiasts?
You show them you share the same passion for classic cars as they do, that’s how. So we have devoted an entire year to restoring a 1965 Chevy C10 truck, documenting each phase of the re-build along the way. We call it Project C-10, powered by American Modern, and we’re sharing it with you.
Getting the Party Started
Not only is Classic Auto celebrating 25 years, Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of Chevy truck history in 2018. It’s also worth mentioning, our Chevy C10 is a 1965 model, the same year our Project C10 partner and underwriter, American Modern Insurance Group (AMIG), is established. AMIG restores a different ’65 Chevy to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 (1965 Malibu SS). It’s so much to celebrate and now is the time.
1965 a Very Good Year for Chevy Trucks
Chevrolet becomes part of General Motors in 1918, the same year Chevy’s first-ever truck is released. The American auto manufacturer produces over 85 million trucks in the past century. One that helps define the modern-day pickup is the C10. The Chevy C10 is a half-ton, two-wheel, rear drive truck available in a 6.5-foot bed with a 115-inch wheelbase and an 8-foot bed with a 127-inch wheelbase. In its heyday it features new independent front suspension, a larger cab and a bigger windshield, with two body styles to choose from. Its innovative design makes it the most popular model of the C/K truck series, which breaks all-time sales records in 1964, 1965 and 1966 – making Chevy a household name.
Our Restored Chevy C10 is a Beauty
The goal of Project C10 is to restore our C10 truck to a beautiful restomod that can serve as Classic Auto’s collectible ambassador at classic and collector car shows and events. A restomod mixes tried-and-true restoration techniques with high-performance parts and new technology to create a vehicle that features the best of both worlds – classic styling with the comfort, performance and reliability of today. Our restomod truck has the timeless appearance of the original, revved up with modern features for a much cooler ride.
Best Restoration Crew
We have assembled a very special crew for Project C10 – you may even recognize one of the them. Our team of Classic Auto and AMIG employees is lead by Rick Drewry, AMIG’s senior claims specialist and on-air host of many Classic Auto videos, and our very own vice president, Drew Yagodnik. Everyone brings their own knowledge, specialty and passion to the project -Rick alone has owned and restored collector cars for 30 years. Everything we are experiencing will help us serve our customers with even more satisfaction than ever before. “We are proud of the work both our staffs have done. We want to take our truck on the road to car shows and meet the people who cheered us on,” Drew says. “The staff deserves the opportunity to see peoples’ reactions to the C10. Besides, they want to engage in a little garage talk with fellow classic enthusiasts.”
How to View Project C10
Stay up-to-date with Project C10 by subscribing to Classic Auto’s YouTube Channel and by visiting our C10 Restoration page on ClassicIns.com, where you’ll enjoy numbered episodes, project-specific Tech Tips and behind-the-scenes articles that give you an inside look into what it takes to restore a classic collectible like a Chevy C10 truck.
Legacy of Classic Auto Insurance
Classic Automobile Insurance Agency is a family business built on a love of classic cars. We take every opportunity we can to give back to fellow classic and collector car enthusiasts by sponsoring events such as Carmel Artomobilia and Fuelicious, attending classic car events throughout the Midwest to document owners’ stories of their dream cars, partnering with like-minded companies and organizations to better serve our customers and bringing you unique learning opportunities like Project C10, powered by American Modern. Having owned a variety of collectibles ourselves, we understand your unique needs as the owner of a prized vehicle. Its age, rarity, value, unique features, limited use, availability of parts and services and popularity across generations require special protection. Whether you bought it at auction, drove it off the lot or restored it to perfection in your garage, we will build you a personal auto insurance program designed specifically for owners of collectible cars, and provide support when claim time comes. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 to learn more.