HIGH QUALITY RESTORATION, SLICK PAINT, 216 INLINE 6, SWAMP COOLER, NICE PICKUP!
This 1952 Chevrolet 3100 pickup is for the person who wants the ultimate time machine. Over $35K was investing in restoring it to a fresh '50s appearance, but with some very cool hidden upgrades. So, this is how you get to drive rolling history in style and comfort.
It will be hard to find a pickup that looks this nice and so authentically vintage. The red and black is perfect color combo to instantly connect with 1950s nostalgia. But as you take a closer look, the shine on the two-tone reveals a large investment in modern paint and a professional hand applying it. And when the paint looks this good, only the best brightwork will do on that iconic art deco grille. The final step is investing in making the panels exceptionally straight and adding new seals, so this pickup feels like it's on its first day at the farm. The total restoration is so nice, we know it will become the new family heirloom. So we won't even bat an eye when you stencil the side with your fictitious father and son feed-n-seed company (or it's such a vintage attention-grabber, you can utilize this to promote you actual business.) Then again, you might want to think about going into the car business with the Freddie's OK cars sign already attached to the wooden bed-rails. This side lumber matches the real wood in the truck bed. In fact, all of material is another sign of a careful restoration, because wood can't go untouched 65 years on this earth and continue to look this good.
Part of the appeal of a pickup like this is its no-nonsense, working-class interior. Just like the exterior, the restoration focused on giving the first impression on a time capsule of originality. The two-tone of the outside is carried into the inside with a new black bench seat, fresh rubber matting, and nice red and black door panels. The driver gets the kind of three-spoke embossed steering wheel that was purely functional decades ago, but today it is beautifully artistic. Behind that is an original gauge cluster with readouts for the fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and battery, because this pickup is from a time when people wanted to know that vital info. The overall feeling of this interior creates an atmosphere that instantly reminds you of the pride in an honest day's work. But in a cool twist, the original AM radio has been converted to FM, and there's even an auxiliary hookup, so you can listen to the most modern tunes in this very vintage ride. And if you look at all the photos, you will also notice a Firestone "swamp cooler." Yes, this restored classic wants to walk such a fine line of being both comfortable and period-correct that the early forerunner to air conditioning was rebuilt to use in your '50s Chevy.
Under the hood, the 216 cubic-inch straight-six motor was restored to be impressive in a very unique way. A truck this honest on the outside could never have a chrome-filled engine bay. Instead, the bright blue Chevy block draws all the attention to the Thriftmaster, perfectly stenciled in yellow. The whole motor screams originality, but it has been upgraded to 12 volts and an alternator for convenient use. And that's exactly how to view this pickup. Just because it's now a valued classic, does not mean it can't get the job done. The engine still produces the kind of torque that made these an industrial legend, and the three-on-the-tree manual transmission is always great for flexibility. Overall, going for a drive in this pickup is a fun experience thanks the great rumble from a rhythmic motor that doesn't now how to quit.
With less than 500 miles on it since restoration, and complete with owner's manual, this Chevy is pure excitement to those who love to drive their history with pride. And for the right person, every day can feel like a Sunday jaunt. Call now!!!
- iPod Compatible
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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