HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER 5-WINDOW, CRATE 350 V8, 700R4, A/C, PS, PWR FRNT DISCS!!
This handsome 1953 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window pickup truck is a nice cruiser that's ready to drive and enjoy today, following a restoration that understands that these are still tools that can do a job. With handsome good looks that are common to all the Advance Design pickups, it's instantly recognizable and has become one of the driving forces behind the surging popularity of vintage trucks.
Simple is always better on these trucks, and the icy white paint job keeps it looking smooth without taking away from the old-school look. The 5-window cab is the one to own, with improved visibility and a bright, airy interior, and collectors always grab these first. Well finished, it's a nice blend of original panels and recent paint that was done not to stun judges at a car show, but to stand out in a crowd full of red and black and wildly painted pickups. It's got a great shine and there's obviously plenty of time invested in getting the bodywork straight, or else it was an ultra-clean original, or maybe both. The grille was painted to match and there's a simple bumper up front with a roll pan with LED taillights in back, and there's just the right amount of jewelry with chrome door handles and mirrors. The oak bed is refinished with stainless rub strips and a hidden fuel filler cap, and the contrast against the white paint is pretty sharp.
Inside there's a pair of late-model bucket seats that are comfortable and supportive, and while it's important to realize that these vehicles were tools, the cloth and leather upholstery gives it an upscale look inside. The door panels are finished in a combination of painted steel that matches the body and tweed inserts that soften the interior somewhat. Gray carpets help with noise control and there's a full headliner overhead that makes it feel very finished. The steel dash is intact and full of big, round Auto Meter gauges that appear to have been specifically designed for this application. The rest of the dash has been smoothed for a clean look and a low-profile A/C system was tucked in underneath. The fat Grant steering wheel on a tilt column makes it easy to get comfortable at the wheel, so this truck is ideal for your next Power Tour.
Power comes from a fresh 350 cubic inch Summit Racing crate motor, which is an easy fit in the 3100's engine bay. With the A/C system, there's a lot going on, but they still dressed it up with chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, and the work looks very OEM. There's a big aluminum radiator up front, a Holley carburetor on an Edelbrock intake manifold, and a serpentine belt drive system for the accessories. Long-tube headers feed a custom dual exhaust system that sounds just about right, and it's got both power steering and power disc brakes thanks to a Camaro subframe transplant. There's also a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, so it's a fantastic highway cruiser, and the 10-bolt rear end is happy to cooperate. The chassis hasn't been detailed for show, but it is solid with no issues rolls on painted steel wheels with staggered 205/70/15 front and 245/60/15 rear blackwalls that look right on a commercial vehicle.
Ready to enjoy and still able to do a little work on the side, this Chevy is a great example of a segment of the hobby that will be seeing big gains in the coming years. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Transmission Spec
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