RARE 1ST SERIES, 261 6 CYL, OVERDRIVE TRANS, CLEAN FUN AMERICANA, SOLID, NICE!!
This first series, 1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup, utilizes period-correct upgrades to create a very unique vintage vehicle that has added power without losing originality. It's an intoxicating combination that becomes irresistible once you see the exceptionally affordable price.
This truck is truly rolling history at its finest. 1955 was the final year for the Advance Design trucks that got America moving again after WWII. The dark green paint with white bumpers and grille really symbolize the workman attitude that jumpstarted us back into peacetime. And the real wood truck bed looks like it could still go to work today. Plus, the rounded stylized design showed off an artistic touch that came from our post-war boom. You can see this all so well because while the Chevy's appearance is quite honest, it underwent a restoration in 2011 to make sure the panels look great and the doors shut with confidence. Truck people know this one is pretty significant, too. The Advance Design trucks were only in production for less than half of '55 before their successor, the larger second series, started coming down the line. So a rare "First Series" pickup from 1955 always is a great distinction to have.
The interior received the right kind of attention during restoration to look fresh without losing the workman attitude. So you'll love seeing more of that exterior dark green. Plus, the exterior pinstripe around the cab and hubcaps is also used as an accent inside on the dash for that extra thoughtful touch. The vinyl bench seat shows virtually no wear, and the same can be said for the door panels and rubber flooring. Pickups from the 1950s didn't come adorned with a long feature list, and that actually adds to this 3100's charm. This is part of an era where its heater was a valued option, because it gave you a chance to warm up on your way home from working the day in the outdoors. Those are the kinds of things you think about from this truck's big airy and open cabin. You get to connect to a bygone era every time you grab the three-spoke steering wheel and gaze at the large original gauge package. In fact, the only real upgrades you'll notice are some auxiliary gauges, and that's so you always have all the necessary info when behind the wheel of your classic Chevy.
Under the hood is a 261 cubic-inch inline six. It's an upgrade in displacement over what was available in the 3100 for '55 without losing the iconic Job Master/Stovebolt attitude. More importantly, it has earned a reputation for being tough and reliable as an anvil. In a truck this unique, there have been some great upgrades that do a great job of adding appeal without sacrificing the 1950s-style Americana charm. So beneath the bold blue painted head cover is an Offenhauser intake, dual Rochester carburetors, and cool classic Fenton manifolds that create a true dual exhaust. The motor rebuild and upgrades took place at the same time the rest of the truck went into restoration. In fact, the transmission was rebuilt, too. So the three-speed synchromesh unit with overdrive gives you great control to make the most out the enhanced motor, or perfect for just cruising around town.
Complete with owner's manual, this Chevy 3100 has been given all the right care, maintenance, and upgrades to be the perfect classic pickup... and that's before you take its interesting history into account. So when all of this is also so affordable, and these trucks are as hot as they currently are, you know this Chevy is going to leave us soon. Call now!!
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Dark Green
- Interior Color
- Rear End
- 10 Bolt
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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