VERY HIGH QUALITY, FRAME OFF, 350 V8, ROLLER ROCKERS, AUTO, A/C, MUSTANG 2, POSI
It's easy to see that this is a very high quality, special 1959 Chevrolet 3100 stepside pickup. But what you don't immediately realize is that while this custom build grabs all the attention at car shows and cruise-ins, you could be doing it all from air-conditioned comfort.
High gloss red paint will make anything look wild, but this truck really earns its rowdy feeling in the subtle touches. Not only does the smooth custom panel that replaces the front chrome bumper add to a more sporty appearance, but it also helps draw more attention to the optional wide chrome grille. Out back deleting the bright bumper means more people see the cool tailgate with the Chevy bow-tie stamped into the metal. Even without the custom touches, this is one cool truck. It recently underwent a very high quality restoration to have the panels smoother, gaps tighter, and lines more uniform then this workhorse ever had from the factory. The real wood in the truck bed is in the correct alternating plank widths, and the condition is concours worthy. This pickup has been scrutinized right down to the little details like the bow-tie end caps for the rolled steel stepside bed. The suspension has been lowered all around, and the shorter wheels in the front give it a mean street stance. In fact, this posture helps to emphasize the lines of the forward-tilting cab to make this truck look like it's leaning into traffic and intimidating everything else on the road. If Stephen King wrote Christine about a pickup, it would have been this one.
The interior goes for modern comfort, without throwing out the period-correct touches. The two-tone gray cloth/vinyl upholstery on the bench seat matches perfectly with the door panels and carpeting. The driver gets a nice new Grant GT steering wheel. This smaller diameter wheel was a nice upgrade to complement that the truck now has power steering. Beyond this is a new gauge cluster with critical info for oil pressure, water temperature, battery power, fuel, and speed. Of course the greatest convenience of this pickup is the ice-cold air conditioning. It might seem odd that after spending all this cash on upgrading the interior that there isn't a radio, but once you turn the turn the key, you'll realize the only soundtrack you want to hear is coming from the Magnaflow dual exhaust.
You might miss how clean the engine bay is because all the shiny upgrades to the 350 cubic-inch V8 immediately grab your attention. As you pour through the stacks of restoration receipts that come with the pickup, you'll see the one from Harmons Machine Shop in Roanoke, Virginia. This details the custom-built small-block that includes bored .030 over kit, roller cam, and roller rockers. Plus, the performance air filter and intake make this one powerful street-eating machine. But the best part is knowing that you'll be the one to really break in this monster motor considering there are less than 1,200 miles on the odometer since its restoration. Power gets to the road through a stout 12-bolt Positraction rear end running 3.73 gears for quick acceleration. While these all sound good for a nice presentation at car shows and on the streets, there is a real consideration for comfort in this Chevy. It is an automatic transmission pickup with a Mustang II, coil over suspension, and power brakes, including discs up front.
This Chevrolet 3100 has all the right looks and makes all the right sounds. The moment you pick up this pickup, it's ready to earn its first trophy. People pay for quality and we don't expect this to stay under our lights very long, call now!!
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- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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