Diesel 1970 C/10 is Like Spumoni Ice Cream

Okay, it looks more like vanilla, but looks can be deceiving.
Okay, it looks more like vanilla, but looks can be deceiving.

For those of you who did not grow up in a town that was made up of over 80% families of Italian descent, that probably makes no sense.
Hang on… that's not stock. Is it?

Spumoni ice cream is a particular Italian treat, made up of three flavours of ice cream — in my experience, usually some variation on peppermint, chocolate and vanilla — with candied fruit mixed in. It originated in Napoli, and the more popular Neapolitan ice cream is an evolution of Spumoni; it is also certainly nowhere near as tasty.
Spumoni itself, however, is actually an ice-cream-based dessert, not just a flavour. Usually involving layers, one on top of the other, with crushed nuts, fruits, whipped cream and candies separating each layer. Since each family, town or matriarch may have a different recipe or style, there’s not really any way of saying what a “proper” Spumoni is.
What does this have to do with a car? Take a closer look at this C/10 that UDMan found at SEMA, and you might understand.
With this classic old truck, Pacific Performance Engineering have created a truck that seamlessly blends old looks and style with brand new technology and improved performance, just like Spumoni blends multiple delicious flavours of ice cream. And, they’ve upgraded the stock 6.6L Duramax to over 700hp and achieved a quarter-mile time in the mid-10-second range, so we can say those bits of awesome are like the candied fruit. For whipped cream, we’ll use the massive clouds of diesel smoke that doubtlessly billow from behind it, and for the nuts… well, that’s either the designers, or how we feel about the end result.
Once again, we extend our warmest thanks to Jim Brennan, aka UDMan, over at CarDomain for sharing his beautiful photos with us, and stay tuned, because there are a whole lot more to come. Be sure and head over to his article to tell him just how much we love him.

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  1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Sweet diesely glory! I bet Texan is in heaven right now..

  2. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Best part is it probably gets mid-20s mpg if you can stay off the skinny pedal.

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Shit, sorry, been reading too many bidders' questions on eBay Motors…

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      It may still get 18 if you get into the skinny pedal.

    3. om_nom_de_plume Avatar

      If not much more… I mean these trucks aren't anywhere near as big or heavy as the one the engine is designed for… God Damn the possibilities!!

  3. _Tomsk_ Avatar

    Definitely my cup of tea.

  4. SeanKHotay Avatar

    You don’t need to grow up in an Italian town, Mitch, just need to go to school in one…or and Island full of’em…for a few years…
    Is TexasIdiot on here? Somebody needs to drag him here…

  5. CptSevere Avatar

    Being a truck freak, I approve of this heartily. Also, this is the only vehicle I've seen from that SEMA show that I actually would drive.
    There's a guy here who has a longbed Chevy of this same vintage. He just put a newly rebuilt 327 in it and it sounds great and gets up and goes very nicely. Unfortunately, the owner is a complete goon, and drives like a maniac. Gives motorheads a bad name. That truck is for sale for seven grand, putting it into crack pipe territory. I wish someone would buy it anyway, give it better home than it has now.