A thorough and meticulous restoration has brought this 1954 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window to top form, while at the same time taking care to leave an impressive level of originality intact. As this classic truck pulls into its next lucky owner's garage, there will be a substantial stack of maintenance receipts on board to document the expense that's gone into keeping this classic in top form.
Whether cruising down the boulevard or pulling up to your reserved spot at a local car show, this Chevy has a thoroughly well put together appearance that everyone around will take notice of. It wears a skillfully applied coat of high-end paint, mating dark and light green to achieve a thoroughly appealing and convincingly authentic look. Get a little closer and you'll appreciate the quality of the hand painted pinstriping surrounding the cab - this really is a stellar exterior and the workmanship that went into its restoration, and the consistent sheltering and care this classic has received afterwards, is obvious. During this Chevy's era, an extensive display of exterior chrome was pretty much an aesthetic must, and that styling cue is well-represented here - check out its front grille as an example. An indication of just how detailed this restoration was can be seen in the less sizable elements, as the side mirrors, door handles and badging are all in consistently clean condition. The collection of glass surrounding the cab is crystal clear and rimmed with color-matched paint to tie into the lower portion of the exterior - an outstanding finishing touch.
The black vinyl interior is the perfect complement to what's on display outside and it's evident that plenty of attention went into creating a clean and period correct driving environment. With only a couple of exceptions - both of those coming in the interest of enhanced comfort - everything inside the doors has been restored to stock specifications, starting with the generously proportioned steering wheel sitting on the column and the bench seat, which is in top condition and ties in perfectly with the door panels to each side. The dash features a pair of multi-functional factory-issue displays that are surrounded by smooth green steel, while just below an aftermarket underdash air conditioning system ensures that you and your passengers stay nice and comfortable. It, along with a vintage-look AM/FM stereo, are about the only deviations from stock inside the cabin. The bed area in back has been finished nicely, with dark planks lining the floor that blend well with the rest of the exterior.
This classic's abundant curb appeal pairs with a reassuringly solid running condition that puts it in rare company - especially as far as cars of its era are concerned. The period correct 235 cubic inch Thriftmaster 6 cylinder below the hood starts up promptly and pulls with enthusiasm and it sits in a nicely detailed engine bay, surrounded by cleanly painted inner walls and wearing its factory-issue air cleaner over a 2 barrel carburetor on top. The motor teams with a 4-speed manual transmission whose “granny gear” taking its place at the top of the shift pattern reflects this truck's purpose-oriented heritage. An MSD Blaster ignition is accompanied by an HEI distributor to deliver maximum spark as this evocative Chevy cruises on a set of 6.00-16 Baby Moon wheels with Chevy branded hubcaps and wrapped with white tires that will take you back in time with just one look.
The planning and work that went into making this 1954 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window such a stellar classic make for a great opportunity. Call today!