It's truly one-of-a-kind.
The Chevrolet Colorado is a popular choice for those who need a solid, dependable mid-size pickup, and with a newly refreshed 2021 model in production since June, the truck is more compelling than ever. There's even a hardcore ZR2 model to appeal to adventure-seeking off-roaders, which is set to get a meaningful boost in performance soon enough.
But what if you want a wild Colorado, and off-roading isn't exactly your cup of tea? We might just have the truck for you: a 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup that's been painstakingly turned into a roofless low-rider. This must surely be one of the most unique Colorado builds out there, and it was expected to bring in between $75,000 and $100,000 at Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida auction this year - a fitting price for such an extraordinary truck, although it ultimately failed to sell.
The truck was built by Cool Cars in Louisville, Kentucky, and has been featured in both "Truckin'" and "Mini Truckin'" magazines. Take one glance at it and you'll understand why. This truck has been totally customized from head-to-toe, with a list of modifications almost too long to mention. Its calling cards are rear-hinged "suicide" doors and a slanted chop top with rearward-sloping windows, although its custom two-tone champagne-and-burgundy paint job, and Bonspeed Huntington 22-inch chrome wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus tires, aren't far behind.
This truck rides on a CCE Air Ride 3/8 Kit with Firestone air bags, and other exterior features include shaved door handles, tailgate and gas door, as well as a Trenz billet grille and a Reflexxion hood.
On the inside, things are just as wild: the seats are upholstered in burgundy and tan to mirror the exterior, in a mix of suede and snakeskin. The custom-made door panels feature built-in speakers, and the bespoke center console sports a unique c-shaped armrest and a custom control scheme. The infotainment system consists of a Pioneer AVIC system with a DVD player, Infinity amplifiers, and an enclosed subwoofer.
What powers this rolling piece of automotive sculpture? That's the only area where this truck's builders didn't go wild, leaving the factory 220-horsepower 3.5-liter five cylinder engine, albeit with a K&N intake. A speed demon this truck is not.
Even still, it's no wonder this car has seen so much attention from motoring magazines: it's a true work of art.