2001 Chevy S10 Blazer - 007
Secret Agent With No Indentity
Totally custom trucks deserve their 15 minutes of fame, and this tricked-out S-10 Blazer has been buried at the bottom of our feature files begging for a chance to shine. Shot four years ago, we never received a tech sheet, so we have no idea who the owner was, who built it, or what parts it was put together with. Here you are, however, reading the full feature as we have joined together and done our best to catalog the parts for you to enjoy. Read on as we write the story like we actually know what we are talking about.
After receiving the news from Miss Moneypenny that M has released him, James Bond recently came to the states and fell in love with the world of mini trucks. Trading in his Aston Martin keys for the pink slip to an '01 S-10 Blazer, the world of 007 was quickly turned upside down. Starting with a two-door white Blazer, James dropped the truck off to his buddy, Q, who is known for adding machine guns, bazookas, and nail machines to some of the British Secret Service's nicest rides. Requesting a more government-friendly mode of transportation, Bond wrote a check for a fully custom mini truck.
Needing some rest and relaxation after his stints with Jaws and Goldfinger, James wanted a ride that was like floating on air. Rather than going full hovercraft with the Blazer, Q opted for an air-ride suspension. Dropping the truck down low allowed the installation of 20-inch Colorado Custom Leadville Ace billet wheels and low-profile Falken tires.
It took some convincing, but James talked Q out of not adding a bulletproof front end on the S-10 Blazer. He did, however, try to disguise 007 by bolting on a complete front end from an '00 GMC Envoy. Other tricks up Q's sleeve included adding a Ram air-style hood, Street Scene Equipment mirrors, molding in a Xenon body kit, and adding clear taillights. Q then filled his paint gun and applied the House of Kolor yellow, green, orange, blue, gray, silver, and purple.
With a paintjob like this, James isn't quite as incognito, but he does arrive in mini-trucker style. Inside of the Blazer, Q added a matching Colorado Custom steering wheel, black and yellow leather seats, and air ride switches in the center console. In the rear cargo area, a Rockford Fosgate amp powers a 10-inch Eclipse subwoofer, which is controlled by an AudioControl equalizer. Now, James can bump his favorite shaggin' tunes as loud as he wants. Escaping danger is as easy as smashing the throttle and unleashing the Vortec supercharged 4.3L V-6. The automatic trans-mission allows James to focus on Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole, or Xenia Onatopp riding shotgun in the mini.
Shaken-not stirred-is how James prefers his vodka martinis, and he also likes his mini trucks with bright colors and plenty of power on tap. If you see 007 riding around in this truck, let him know Truckin' sends their greetings.