BIG BLOCK 454 ENGINE, TURBO 400 TRANS, 4 WHEEL DISC BRAKES, NICELY RESTORED
What if you could have a truck that looks like 1956 but drives like a muscle car? Well, here's the answer to your question, a spectacular 1956 Chevy 3100 pickup with a burly 454 inside plus a cabin full of luxury options. Talk about having your cake and eating it too!
Painted a vivid yet period-perfect Peacock blue, this Cameo pickup represents the first of the pickups that were actually styled by designers rather than merely engineered. As a result, they carry a lot of automotive-inspired design cues, so if you see a little bit of Shoebox Chevy in the design, the coincidence is purely intentional. Of course, the fact that it was finished to a very high standard certainly helps, and there's not a ripple, dent, pockmark, or dent anywhere on the beautiful surface of this truck. The paint is in excellent condition and could easily be taken up a notch with a professional buff, but even as it sits, this truck gets a ton of attention. Enhancing the upscale look is a beautifully finished cherry wood bed with polished stainless strips that tie in with the bright chrome bumpers and brilliantly restored grille. Nothing has chopped or cut, which should tell you something about how right the original design really was, and just a few pieces of trim were shaved to give it an ultra-clean look. They clearly focused on making it right and they've definitely succeeded in a very big way. This truck is very, very nice!
Black is the dominant theme inside, with the original bench seat replaced with a late-model unit with a center arm rest and fresh black cloth upholstery. It retains a '50s sensibility, but the modern materials will definitely attract more than their fair share of appreciative nods at shows. Simple door panels were covered in matching black cloth and beautifully bound black carpets soften the interior considerably, and the power window switches were neatly hidden out of sight. The dash uses factory gauges in the original panel, and A/C vents have been discreetly tucked underneath with modern hardware under the hood to chill things down very nicely. A tilt column with a custom billet wheel adds to the 21st century feel, as well as the cool AM/FM stereo head unit that mimics the original AM unit and didn't require any cutting to fit. Nice, right?
Underneath that beautiful blue sheetmetal you'll find a burly 454 cubic inch Chevy V8. The big block is a neat fit in the 3100's engine bay, almost as if it was designed that way, and it's got a few dress-up parts like the chrome air cleaner and finned Mickey Thompson valve covers. A big 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake manifold help build reliable power and there's a big aluminum radiator up front. Power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes make this truck a pleasure to drive, and the front suspension uses tubular A-arms. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission clicks through the gears, feeding a GM 10-bolt rear hanging on a set of monoleaf springs that mean this truck handles better than you'd expect. A 2.5-inch dual exhaust system gives it just a little bit of rumble, but it doesn't intrude, making this truck an easy long-distance hauler. Staggered Coys wheels emulate vintage Torque Thrusts and wear 235/55/17 front and 235/55/18 rear Kumho rubber.
This is a no-compromises truck built to very high standards, and you'll be proud to call it your own. Call today!
Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Tilt Wheel, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Peacock Blue
- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
- 124 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Strato Bench
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 120 months