LARGER 3/4 TON CHEVY PICKUP, 235CI INLINE 6, 4 SPEED MANUAL, RUNS & DRIVES GREAT
In the 1950s, if you needed some heavy gear moved but didn't have space for a giant industrial-strength truck, machines like this 1956 Chevy 3600 were a smart choice. Today we'd call it a ¾-ton, and despite a similar appearance to the 3100 series, real truck people will always respect the extra rarity of this workhorse.
This truck offers just the right combination of utility, beauty, and functionality. Sure, some of these are over-restored into trailer queens, but this one's blue-collar roots run too deep. So instead, it has industrial attractiveness in its handsome white grille and bumpers that match the wheels. There is some extra flair to the more modern application of red paint, but it's also hard to resist showing off the handsome rounded sheetmetal of the Task Force pickup with stepside bed. It's the kind of presentation that adds charm without going overboard. The same can be said about the new rubber on the bed rails protecting the real wood truck bed. This dedication to keeping this polished workhorse looking so authentic pays off every time you take it to the car show and someone spots the bright 3600 badges on the hood sides and says, "I thought they only made these in 3100 series."
The interior is still working-class all the way, but that's all part of the vintage truck appeal. The bench seat has been given a durable but comfortable cloth cover. Pickups from the 1950s didn't come adorned with a long feature list, and that actually adds to this 3600's charm. You get to connect to a bygone era every time you gaze at the classic fan-style speedometer, and ahead of that is the factory-style wheel that still has the grooves from the workman who gripped it before you. Those are the kinds of things you think about from this truck's big airy and open cabin.
Under the hood is a 235 cubic-inch inline six. This is a period-correct powerplant, so we suspect it could be original to the pickup. And speaking of authenticity, you can really tell there was some nice time and investment detailing the engine bay with its full blue presentation. You can still expect an honest day's work out of this 3600 thanks to the motor's level of workman torque. So even if you're just out for a pleasurable drive, there's always plenty of power. For that added touch of period-correct and industrial-sized fun, the motor is mated to a four-speed floor shift manual transmission. It was optional for heavier duty machines versus the typical "three on the tree". One helpful piece of new equipment is the set of modern radial tires. It offers more modern grip and adds real comfort to your Sunday drives.
You're looking at a rare and interesting 3600 Chevy with the power and poise to still be a workhorse. So if you're a lover of distinct classics, this is that perfect industrial-sized prize at a very nice price. Call now!!!
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- Leaf Spring
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