1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
There's just something about old school pickups that's universally appealing. To us, they're clean, straightforward work vehicles which have morphed into wildly popular classics. And it seems many enthusiasts agree, as trucks like this original Chevy are some of our hottest sellers…because they are trucks!
For consignment and your enjoyment, a very nicely restored Chevrolet 1/2-ton pickup, retaining its original styling just as it was on the showroom floor 66 years ago. An advanced design, from Chevrolet was billed as stronger, larger and sleeker, and the first re design since WW2. This truck is a short wheelbase 1/2 ton 3100.
Bathed in well done Green there is barely a flaw to be found, or gap out of line on this truck. Originality was the restorers key, and it has it from the front grille and bumper, to the badging, to the 5-window setup cab, all the way through the bed which is lined with near perfect oak. Black wall tires with Chevrolet moon caps add to the utilitarian look. A pair of contrasting black running boards flank each side and are in unscathed condition. For work only on this great example, although it is quite the shower!
Sprayed in warm gray, the full metal dash with its pristine original gauge setup, simple horizontal ribbed front dash, restored steering wheel and shifter on the column, and a vinyl headliner fronted by a long and flawless dark tan vinyl bench. Door panels are dark brown over gray ribbed panels, and retain their original but restored chromed window cranks, and door openers. Keeping in the work look, the floors are covered with black rubber, and have not seen too many work boots on it.
Opening the massive hood, we are met with a 216ci Inline 6-cylinder engine, which has also undergone a restoration. It sits in a very clean engine bay, has a 1-barrel carburetor with an oil bath air cleaner attached to the top. Backing this 92hp engine is a 3-speed fluid drive manual transmission, that shifts very smoothly.
Appearing original it is covered with a wonderful patina of faded paint, and minor surface rust. Structurally sound it takes on the appearance of what an unpainted undercarriage would over time, but time well spent in a garage or dry barn. Possibly new floorboards were installed, but this has not been confirmed. A new exhaust system has been installed, and drum brakes are on all 4 corners.
Overall a wonderful restoration retaining the original undercarriage, and meticulous attention to the above appearance. Mechanically sound, this truck starts easily, and runs like its 1953 all over again.
B-Baltimore MD Assy Plant
009482-Sequential Unit Number