Mecum is auctioning off this low-rider, Chevy Colorado, roadster, truck... thing
What sort of madman would do this to a Colorado?
What happens in Vegas doesn't always have to stay in Vegas. If mini-truckin' is you thing, this 2005 Chevy Colorado-based custom can follow you home if you bid the highest at Mecum's upcoming auction in Sin City. Set to cross the auction block between November 12-14th is this custom low-rider pickup, or what was once a pickup truck anyway. Built by Cool Cars in Louisville, Kentucky, this Colorado's roof has been chopped, had its rear doors commit suicide, got hooked up with an air-ride suspension system, and is rolling on 22's. Door handles have been shaved and the tailgate's been welded shut for a smooth finish all the way around.
This thing looks like it has jumped straight off a cover of the low-rider magazines I used to gawk at when I was a kid. Actually, this one was featured in Mini Truckin’ and Truckin’ magazines, so there's a good chance I really did! It's painted in two-tone red and gold paint, with matching snakeskin and suede seats. There are speakers everywhere powered by amps built into the door panels, and you know damn well it plays DVDs. The engine bay looks completely stock aside from the obligatory K&N air intake. I'm a little shocked that the truck still wears a custom yet somewhat stock Chevy Colorado front end. I would have expected a Cadillac Escalade-inspired front clip swap or something.
Mecum does not offer up and estimated sale price, but the good news is you can finance your ride through the auction house if you don't hit big on Blackjack that weekend. It will be interesting to see what low-rider enthusiasts show up to throw down a bid.