It’s no secret that Jay Leno is one of the biggest gearheads in Hollywood, having one of the most impressive, and massive, car collections in the world. Every week, he puts together a video featuring one of his most interesting, rare, or collectible vehicles in his collection for his Jay Leno’s Garage web series. On occasion, he spotlights vehicles belonging to his friends in the aftermarket, from vehicle designers, to actors, to CEOs of major corporations.
A few weeks back, our buddy Jay Leno highlighted the Holley Performance Products ’67 Chevy C10 “shop truck” for his ‘Garage series. While looking completely stock to the casual observer, the C10 is both a personal and company project vehicle of Holley Performance Products’ CEO, Tom Tomlinson.
In the video, Jay and Tom do a full walk around with the truck, highlighting all of the unique details that make it stand out from a typical C10. Paramount of which, is the fuel-injected LS3 powerplant that looks, at first glance at least, like an old-school carbureted BBC. But remove that vintage dual-snorkle Corvette air cleaner, and Holley-designed coilpack covers, and the truth will reveal a completely different story.
The LS3 itself has been modified quite a bit, thanks to a full array of Holley bolt-ons and other performance components, such as the HP ECU, that’s a self-learning unit that tunes itself. With all of the modifications made to the LS3, the final power output is in the ballpark of 500 rwhp – nice!
Tom chose to manually select gears in this truck, thanks to a beefed up T-56 gearbox with an “agricultural-style” Hurst shifter, while the truck sits on a set of staggered 19-inch wheels up front, and 20-inch diameter rollers out back. We could tell you much more, but we don’t want to spoil the video – so check it out!
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.