NEAR PERFECT, 235 INLINE 6, UPGRADED 4 SPD MANUAL, GREAT COLORS, HONEST & SOLID!
We love classic pickups because they make everybody smile, and it obvious everyone else does too because we cant keep them in our showroom. A truck like this 1952 Chevrolet 3100 even looks like it's grinning, but beneath its vintage appeal still beats the heart of a workhorse.
It will be hard to find a pickup that looks this nice and so authentically vintage. The cream and red color might not have been the original combination when this truck first showed up for farm duty, but today it seems like the perfect way to instantly connect with 1950s nostalgia. This is the kind of truck that will become the new family heirloom, so we won't even bat an eye when you stencil the name on the side of your fictitious father and son feed-n-seed company, or your current business for promotion. Then again, you might want to think about going into the oil business with the Mobil Pegasus already attached to the wooden bed-rails. The side lumber matches the real wood in the truck bed. In fact, all of this material is another sign of a careful restoration, because wood can't go untouched 63 years on this earth and continue to look this good. This one even has desirable upgrades that range from the functional fog lights, to the great-looking chrome grille, and whitewall tires.
Part of the appeal of a pickup like this is its no-nonsense, working-class interior. The original bench seat was upholstered in brown vinyl atop the original tubular frame, which was painted cream to match the rest of the interior. A rubber mat was standard equipment too, with simple door panels that are cardboard inserts with lightly padded armrests, all framed by the steel of the door. The feeling of this interior creates an atmosphere that instantly reminds you of the pride in an honest day's work. But even when you do come in from the fields, this truck can be nice and warm, thanks to its original heater. 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 just that vital info.
Lift the hood, and the 235 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 you can tell everything from the distributor to the oil bath air cleaner are much more "spick-n-span" then the days when this pickup was a daily workhorse. But just because this is 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 nicely upgraded four-speed manual transmission further enhances its usability. 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.
An authentic vintage truck is not for everyone. There will be no speed records in this pickup, but this will cruise nicely. And for the right person, every day can feel like a Sunday drive. As mentioned before, we cant keep these 3100's in our showroom, especially as nice as this one is. Call now!!!
- Bias Ply Tires
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
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